Mayor Rafael Greca put an end to a legal imbroglio of almost ten years with Club Athletico Paranaense, this Wednesday morning (11/30). Agreements signed between the City Hall, through the Municipal Attorney General’s Office (PGM), and the club, establish the payment in installments of the debt related to the expropriation of properties for the construction of the stadium for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the Arena from Baixada. The amount of approximately R$ 32.9 million will be paid in 40 installments.
“I am happy to be able to solve the problem created by the agreement signed earlier and which could still drag on for several years”, said the mayor, when thanking the PGM for its support. With Greca were the president of the club’s Board of Directors, Mario Celso Petraglia; in addition to the board members, Mauro Osman and Márcio Lara.
Also participating in the meeting were the secretary of the Municipal Government, Luiz Fernando Jamur; the finance secretary, Cristiano Hotz; the Municipal Attorney General, Vanessa Volpi; the advisor to the mayor’s office, Cibele Fernandes Dias; and the special advisor for Political Articulation, Lucas Navarro de Souza.
Another impasse resolved through the agreements refers to an unfinished property that would be passed on for use by the municipality for a period of five years. With the negotiations, it is established that the club will pay the municipality a rent in the total amount of R$ 3.2 million, for the same period (60 months).
Greca recalled that the Arena is important for the city, not only for sports, but also for culture, since the covered space has already been the stage for a series of shows and social events.