The final of the Copa do Brasil between Corinthians and Flamengo has not even started to be played on the field, but behind the scenes the duel has already become a reason for controversy. The boards of the clubs negotiated for days the value of tickets for the visiting fans in the two games, which it was agreed that each ticket will cost R$ 400.
The leaders of Timão would have tried to lower the amount requested, but the red-blacks put their foot down. Annoyed with the decision, Corinthians will pay a large part of the amounts for their fans to follow the match at Maracanã. Timão will pay R$310 on its own per fan, who will, in practice, only pay R$90 for the ticket to go to the decisive game in Rio de Janeiro. The information was initially published by ‘ge’ and confirmed by UOL Esporte.
For this, Corinthians will use the income obtained from Flamengo players in the first leg to finance the Corinthians’ trip to Maracanã. In Itaquera, the red-blacks will have 2,800 tickets available, which would generate an income of R$ 1.1 million, similar to what will be used to fund part of the tickets of the 3,800 Corinthians fans who will go to the Rio stadium in the return match of the final.
The amount that Corinthians is willing to pay for tickets for its fans corresponds to 77.5% of the total amount to be charged to visitors at Maracanã. Ticket sales for Corinthians fans for the match at Maracanã have not yet started, but will be charged R$90 when it opens on the Fiel Torcedor website, Timão’s partner program.
The matches of the final of the Copa do Brasil will be played on October 12 and 19, with the first leg at Neo Química Arena and the return trip at Maracanã.