By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A preliminary ruling from the Rio de Janeiro State Court of Justice (TJ-RJ) determined that Odebrecht, the concessionaire that leads the Maracanã consortium, "immediately resume" the maintenance and operation of the sporting complex. The stadium has been abandoned, recently falling victim to looting and vandalization.

The iconic football (soccer) stadium underwent over R$1 billion worth of renovations required for the 2014 World Cup and the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here