Lyon-Villeurbanne and Monaco are posting record Elite budgets this season, the National Basketball League (LNB) said on Friday, publishing the clubs’ budgets and projected payrolls.
Asvel, the reigning double French champion, has the biggest budget with 15.07 million euros, just ahead of the Principality’s club, which almost doubled theirs from 7.5 million EUR in 2020-2021 at 14.12 M EUR this season.
The “Roca team»On the other hand, holds the highest wage bill (6.7 M EUR, + 150%) ahead of its rival from the Rhône (3.9 M EUR).
Overall, the average budget of the Elite is on the rise (+ 16%), as the average wage bill (+ 20%), compared to last season, affected by the health crisis. In ProB too, budgets and payrolls attracted (+ 14% and + 17%).
According to the LNB, these budgets “even adapt to the record obligations of the 2019-2020 season”, Which could not be completed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This generalized increase “is largely explained by the unprecedented state support for the professional sports sector as well as the solidarity of subscribers and private partners of the clubs during the 2020-2021 season“, Specifies the League, while the Elite championship begins Friday evening.
In ProB, Chalon-sur-Saône, relegated this season, and the budget (5 M EUR) the payroll (1.4 M EUR) the most important.