OM blocked by … a fun fair

The organization of the 32nd final of the Coupe de France between Le Cannet and OM, in two weeks, is a real headache.

An improbable imbroglio affects the 32nd final of the Coupe de France between ES Cannet-Rocheville andOM, scheduled for Sunday December 19 (1:45 p.m.). While the National 3 club’s stadium is not approved to host a Ligue 1 team, the Phocéens refused to organize the match at the Stade Vélodrome.

The costs of organizing a meeting in the Boulevard Michelet enclosure amount to 350,000 euros, but the possible revenue for such a Coupe de France meeting, with 15,000 spectators expected, would barely reach 150,000. euros. The club chaired by Pablo Longoria thus proposed to play the meeting in Istres or Martigues. What was not accepted. Cannettan players only dreamed of the Vél ‘.

La Bocca blocked

The Cannet club now hopes to evolve at the Pierre-de-Coubertin Stadium of AS Cannes, which has agreed to leave its stadium for the match. Except that Marseille now requests that the Coupe de France match against Dijon, scheduled for Saturday at La Bocca (the name of the district), be brought forward to Friday or even Thursday for the sake of the lawn …

And that’s not all ! As indicated by RMC, the Mayor of Cannes and the Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes are worried about possible clashes between Nice and Marseillais. And access to the Coubertin stadium could be complicated due to a fun fair that takes up half of the parking lot. Christian Lopez, the illustrious defender of Saint-Etienne, now director general of ES Cannet-Rocheville, awaits a miracle solution …

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