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Brazil's Fluminense Proposes Home Stadium At Olympic Park

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 23 / 17

Brasileiro side Fluminense officials are meeting with Rio Mayor Marcello Crivella this week "to hammer out the details of a deal that could finally bring the club its own home stadium at Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca," according to Nelson Belen of the RIO TIMES. With a total of nine venues, t...

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