Jean-Michel Aulas, president of Olympique Lyonnais, and Tony Parker, president of Asvel, met on Tuesday to lay the first seat of the future LDLC Arena, the construction of which should be completed at the end of 2023. Located next to the Groupama Stadium, home of OL, the new hall will host 100 to 120 events a year (basketball, concerts, shows, etc.) and will be able to attract between 12,000 and 16,000 people.
While he has regularly insisted on the environmental performance of the future infrastructure, Jean-Michel Aulas was asked about the controversy generated by the statements of Christophe Galtier on the subject of air travel by PSG. “I don’t want to press where it hurts, but maybe the question was asked incorrectly or misunderstood”the Lyon leader reacted cautiously.
“We are going to do everything so that there is less consumption and when we can avoid the plane, we will take the bus or the train”
“It is a very important subject which must be respected and, as great sportsmen and great entrepreneurs, we must be exemplary.he continued. We obviously looked into all the possibilities (of displacement) internally. But on the team level (OL), there will be a number of trips that will be made by coach. I understood that the SNCF was in the process of optimizing certain trips to Paris perhaps. So we’re going to do everything, including making efforts at the level of the teams, the organization and the management, so that there is less consumption. And when we can avoid the plane, we’ll take the bus or the train. »