Le Cannet-Rocheville has no place to host OM in the Coupe de France


The amateur club of Cannet-Rocheville (N3), in the Alpes-Maritimes, lamented, on Monday, being without a solution to receive OM in the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France after the prefect’s refusal to allow a meeting at the stadium of Cannes for security reasons. « We were happy to welcome OM, heavyweight in Ligue 1, but the dream has turned into a nightmare », regretted the president of ES Cannet-Rocheville, Emmanuel Stella, Monday during a press conference. Its stadium not being approved to receive OM, the club planned to play at the Pierre-de-Coubertin stadium in Cannes the meeting scheduled for December 19 at 1:45 p.m.

The mayor of Cannes, David Lisnard, has, according to the club, agreed to host the match, but not the prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, who told elected officials that he could not  » to express a favorable opinion on the holding of this match in Cannes ”. In order to guarantee the safety of the event, «  dA minimum of these mobile force units (UFM) would be necessary in addition to the local troops. However, « very strong constraints weigh on the employment of UFMs « , explained the prefect Bernard Gonzalez to AFP. But above all, after the incidents of the Nice-OM match at the end of August, the prefect fears both the presence of Marseille supporters who  » even in the event of a travel ban, would manage to buy seats  » and that  » almost certain of Nice ultras « .

“We thought that playing at the Vélodrome was even good for OM. But when you see what they’re asking for, they better not register for this competition. « 

Christian Lopez, sports director of the Cannet club

Another solution would be to play the match at the Orange Vélodrome in Marseille  » but it costs 300,000 euros just to open the stadium, so it’s impossible », Explained Michèle Tabarot, head of the municipal majority and LR MP. For Christian Lopez, sports director of the Cannet club and former international defender of Saint-Étienne, “ we thought that playing at the Vélodrome was even good for OM. But when we see what they ask, they would do better not to register for this competition, it would not cost them money ”.

The club will now ask the prefect  » if there is a fallback ground in the Alpes-Maritimes, because it is out of the question to go and play in Martigues or Istres », Towns in the Bouches-du-Rhône close to Marseille, other alternatives offered.


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