The efforts made to renovate its hall last summer – at a cost of several million euros to increase the capacity of its hall to 4,090 seats and renovate its lighting, parquet floors, seats, VIP areas, etc. – , and intense lobbying over the past week, ended up paying off for Monaco. According to our information, the Roca Team may well evolve, at least initially, in its Gaston-Médecin room, located under the Louis-II stadium.
A test period
The second part of the season will be conditional on a reassessment by the Euroleague after this test period, the duration of which should be communicated on Thursday, and perhaps linked to future arrangements in which the club could undertake to continue the renovation of the teams. premises.
The ASM was initially evaluated by the Euroleague to play its home matches in Antibes, at the Azur Arena, a room more in line with the specifications of the competition – capacity of 5,000 minimum places in particular. But a last meeting on the side of the body (Euroleague Commercial Assets), Wednesday afternoon, finally won the case at the Club du Rocher.
The 2018 and 2019 Betclic Elite finalist, qualified for the queen event thanks to his victory in the Eurocup in 2021, and which hit hard on the player market, with the arrival of American leader Mike James and the Lithuanian interior Donatas Motiejunas, will therefore open the season well next Thursday against Panathinaikos Athens, in its case.
A move to the Alpes-Maritimes for seventeen “home” games would have generated an additional cost for the club probably amounting to millions of euros.