SANTOS STADIUM GAINS PERMISSION TO REOPEN

Follow our report on Saturday, Brazil's sports tribunal has cleared Santos to host matches at its Vila Belmiro Stadium.

The club showed it made changes to ensure ambulances could make their way on to the field. The tribunal had closed the stadium last week due to an ambulance not having access to the field when a player was injured in a Brazilian league match.

Atletico Mineiro defender Rafael Marques was on the ground for nearly 10 minutes after collapsing, and spent the night in a hospital but was released the next day after tests showed no serious injuries.

The tribunal has said that Santos proved it fixed the problem and the Vila Belmiro Stadium will be used for the team's match against Nautico on Thursday.

 

Posted on 24/10/2012