Violence Has Emptied Brazil’s Stadiums. Average Attendance Is 20%.

    Brazilian Minister of Sports, Agnelo Queiroz, says that if integrated action is taken against violence in soccer stadiums, it would be possible to double attendance.

    He points out that at the moment the average is for stadiums to be only 20% full for soccer games. "We should be able to fill up around 50% of a stadium if we stop the violence," he says.

    Queiroz also emphasizes the increase in revenue. For example, another US$ 37 million could be taken in during the Brazilian soccer championship, he observed.

    "Our objective is to show that peace in the soccer stadium is possible." It can also be profitable, he says.

    This week the Minister received a package of proposed measures by the Peace in Sports commission. Some of the proposals will be tested in São Paulo stadiums beginning in March.

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    • Guest

      BUDGET LAW NEEDS AMENDEDING
      This law needs to be amended. It is contradictory and misleading.

      How can Lawmakers give Brazilians any sense of hope with laws like this?

      This law allows lawmakers to say one thing and then opt out of any proposed commitment at will. Where is the sense of commitment or responsiblity?

      How will the Nation know what is real or not real? Lawmakers should think through this again it they want the public to have faith in them.

    • Guest

      But Brazilian governments…..
      …always had and still have good ideas.
      They issue some new laws, new budgets.

      Their problem is that laws are not applied and voted and accepted budgets are not effectively freed.

      One thing that is unusual in Brazil and not really well known even from Brazilians is that a voted and accepted budget on a specific program for a specific year,
      DOESNT MEAN AT AT ALL THAT MONEY WILL BE SPENT….AS NORMALLY EXPECTED…BECAUSE VOTED AND ACCEPTED FOR !!!!!!

      incredible ? impossible ? wrong ?

      Here is an extract of the Brazilian Budget Laws :
      BUDGETARY EXECUTION

      Brazilian budgets are authorizative, not mandatory.
      If the law assigns R$ 1,000 to an item of the budget, all it means is that no more than R$ 1,000 may be spent on such item; it does not mean that the R$ 1,000 will be spent; it does not mean that even R$ 1 will be spent.
      The process by which money is disemboursed to realize the budget is called budgetary execution (in Portuguese, “execuÀ§ão orÀ§amentária”).
      It´s up to the Executive to coordinate the budgetary execution. The Executive controls how much revenue is being collected, and chooses which projects of the Budget will be carried out first. Obviously, some expenditures like personnel and debt service must follow a rigid schedule.

      The Executive, however, can use the discretion to choose which amendments will be priorized. And it´s a well known fact that the Deputies and Senators who are allies of the government have their amendments easierly approved, notably when the government needs votes to approve some controversial matters. This happened in government FHC, and still happens in government Lula.

    • Guest

      TACKLING VIOLENCE EFFECTIVELY
      This is good news. Brazil must take integrated action in all spheres of society to counteract this dreadful culture of violence.

      As Marcela has said: this will enable Brazil to host all kinds of events which will raise revenue and hopefully help to make this country more prosperous.

      On the topic of violence…apathy will do Brazil no good whatsoever.

      What is the matter with these people?

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