Arouca responded to the municipality and signed the “so-called leaders”

Arouca’s response with “anger” to the accusation of the municipality about the use of the stadium

Arouca defended itself from the accusation made by the City Council, which blamed the emblem for stopping the use of the parking zone of the stadium for the Feira das Colheitas.

The membership considers that the municipality “can not impose the use” of the stadium “with out the minimal dialogue or session” with its “lessee”, and that the first goal of the municipality is “to maintain a live performance”, “with out guaranteeing the guarding and safety of the enclosure and permitting entry to bogs and different services”.

“Arouca, in good religion and in good time, communicated that the switch to that area is just not attainable, for causes of security and planning coaching and video games in preparation for participation in the I Liga. Since the stadium can solely be utilized by municipalities for sporting, cultural or leisure occasions, it’s not appropriate to use as a carpark”, reads the observe.

The membership additionally claims to have tried to get the assist of the metropolis council for the essential investments for the stadium imposed by the Portuguese Professional Football League, the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPJD) and UEFA, “which has at all times acquired a unfavorable reply”.

“At the finish of the membership, in the final two years, it’s essential to perform works budgeted for greater than 100,000 euros, which protects the municipality below the phrases of the contract of task. obliged to fulfill it, not impose and eliminate it as it’s straightforward, forgetting that it has no energy to throw the stadium, as a result of it’s rented”, he emphasised.

In the early afternoon, the municipality defined that it was “pressured to name the GNR of the municipal stadium, which is its property and in full possession of its rights, to minimize the padlocks that stop the entry to the automotive park”, which accuses the ” administrators ” of implementing “the menace made” if “the municipality doesn’t perform a set of actions claimed by the membership”.

“The mentioned leaders of Arouca, who had been knowledgeable on August 10 by the municipality of the intention to use the stadium inside the Feira das Colheitas (automotive parking and environment), instantly confirmed themselves to be unavailable to adjust to the provisions of the contract “, he mentioned. the communiqué from the municipality.

In addition, the City Council of Arouca states that in the contract for the lease of the stadium, the membership “is obliged to assist the group of occasions organized by the municipality” and that “it has the proper, as proprietor of apparatus” , in its use “so long as the use doesn’t battle with the commitments made by the membership in the context of sports activities competitions”, arguing that this weekend there will likely be no video games in the skilled leagues due to the suspension of the nationwide ones workforce.


It is with nice shock and anger that the Futebol Clube de Arouca, SDUQ Lda is aware of the content material of the assertion made in the present day, by the Municipality of Arouca, as a result of it voluntarily distorts the information reported there whereas making dangerous ones consideration and imputation of compatibility. and consideration of the leaders of FC Arouca.

Therefore, in opposition to our will, we’re obliged to strategy the public to make clear the fact of the information.

1 – The events – FC AROUCA SDUQ Lda and the Municipality of Arouca – signed a contract for the proper to use the municipal stadium and its integral components, which embody the parking space.

2 – In return, we pay a rental quantity for that use.

3- This contract is executed and our obligations are up to date.

4 – Therefore, the Municipality entrusted the use of the Municipal Stadium to the Futebol Clube de Arouca, and, opposite to what was talked about in the unsuccessful Communiqué, though the Municipality owns it, it doesn’t have full possession of the proprietor’s rights, that are restricted. which has the proper to use the Club (FCA, SUDQ Lda.).

5- This doesn’t stop the Municipality from utilizing it for cultural, leisure and sports activities occasions, below the phrases and situations outlined in the lease settlement.

6 – The Municipality can not impose its use with out a minimal dialogue or session with its “tenant”, as a result of we’re in a democratic state the place all rights, freedoms and ensures have to be revered.

7 – The Municipality limits itself to the notification of FC Arouca, that it’s going to maintain a live performance in the space of ​​the stadium, with out guaranteeing the guarding and safety of the space, and permitting entry to the bogs and different services.

8 – Arouca instantly and in good religion informs the Municipality that the switch of that area is just not attainable, for causes associated to security and the planning of coaching and sport preparation with a view to our participation in the competitors of an expert nature. the Portuguese League.

9 – We are shocked by the absence of any communication from the Municipality relating to the change of location of the occasion, however we’re at all times positive that widespread sense will prevail.

10 – However, on the eve of the match between FC Arouca and Vitória de Guimarães, and with out prior discover, an organization got here to the stadium to arrange the live performance stage, and the membership instantly confirmed the its concern, with safety points. , which is with the danger that its set up might signify the reception of visiting followers and throughout the sport.

11 – Fortunately, the firm in query acknowledged the validity of our issues and refused to arrange the stage in that location, on the eve of a high-risk sport.

12 – Once once more, we reiterate to the Municipality that the use of the Stadium for the live performance will disturb the regular coaching and planning of the skilled soccer workforce, particularly since they’ve a scheduled sport to put together of their stadium.

13 – After persistent insistence, we had been ready to maintain a gathering with some representatives of the Municipality, regretting, nevertheless, that our Excellency President was not current, as a result of in reality, given his consideration for our Football Club and its leaders, that is the scenario. mustn’t have occurred.

14 – In that assembly, we undoubtedly and clearly defined, at all times in good religion, the causes that didn’t enable us to enable the occasion to be held at the Stadium.

15 – Convinced that the Municipality acknowledges the inconvenience and dangerous penalties of the occasion for the work and planning of the membership.

16 – Later, we discovered about the change in the location of the live performance, which modified our religion in the widespread sense of our mayors.

17 – We occur to be shocked once more by the authoritarian imposition by the Municipality of the intention to use the parking zone of the stadium, which ignores the issues and wants already proven by the membership, and the phrases of the contract for the switch of the stadium.

18 – Since it could possibly solely be utilized by the Municipality for sporting, cultural or leisure occasions, it’s not appropriate with the use as a carpark, in addition to ignoring the disturbances and conflicts that this use has in coaching and video games already scheduled. .

19 – There are our mayors who’re good folks, who comply with the legislation and the obligations held by the contracts, and we at all times defend the want of the residing forces of the area to work collectively to reward our noble village and area.

20 – Therefore, we now have tried a number of occasions to get the assist of the Municipality in the investments and enhancements which have confirmed essential in the Municipal Stadium (imposed by Liga Portugal, IPDJ and UEFA), which at all times acquired a unfavorable that reply.

21 – The Club ended, in the final two years, due to, itself, the efficiency of works budgeted for greater than € 100,000.00, safety of the Municipality below the phrases of the task contract.

22 – Now, the contract of the task of the stadium creates obligations for each events, and the Municipality, which is obliged to fulfill it, can not impose and eliminate it because it ought to, forgetting that it doesn’t eliminate the Stadium, as a result of similar as “rented”…

As for issues about the equity and respectability of the conduct of the leaders of the Futebol Clube de Arouca, we perceive that such unreasonable, unreasonable feedback and opposite to the opinion of the majority of Arouquense, says extra about who made them. for who they’re, it is over.

In truth, FC Arouca is now a nationally and internationally revered membership for its distinctive path to skilled soccer competitions, which has introduced lots to our village, largely due to its leaders and the cautious administration that accomplished, with few assets. with and with none assist from the Municipality.

Being an excellent individual, respectful and respecting the legislation, not doing dangerous issues to the Municipality or the public treasury.

In view of the above, we reiterate our anger at the narcissistic, pedantic and authoritarian attitudes of the Municipality, which culminated in the Communiqué to which we’re obliged to reply, as a result of a bit democratic spirit and widespread sense are sufficient for this general. scenario to keep away from.

Finally, we would like to take the alternative to request all Arouquense to take pleasure in the Harvest Fair in the very best means.

The “Said” Leaders


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