Professional football will also have to save energy

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Professional football will also have to save energy

professional sports is affected by the “energy sobriety” plan launched by the government last June. Also his main discipline, football, which often serves as an example. Foot Unis, the pro club union, is part of the professional sports working group, alongside the Leagues and the French National Olympic Sports Committee (CNOSF). After a first meeting on Tuesday with the Ministers of Energy Transition and Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the professional sports working group met on Friday in order to move forward on the various avenues that will make it possible to save energy. .

Reduce heating and air conditioning in club facilities

Thus professional football, like other professional disciplines, will have to reduce heating and air conditioning in club facilities (training center, training, headquarters), hospitality areas. TV broadcasters and clubs will have to propose measures to rationalize lighting before, during and after events. For transport, which we know generates more than 80% of greenhouse gas emissions, professional clubs are going to approach local authorities to move towards free public transport on match days, as already exists in Valenciennes, for example, and to initiate the installation of bicycle parking near stadiums and sports grounds.

In addition to these measures to reduce consumption, the integration of energy sobriety and the strengthening of the ecological transition in the training programs of French sports players will also be at the heart of the discussions. Thus the club license (or labels in other sports) will have to take this into account in the future. The club license in football allows the clubs that hold it to be eligible for the distribution of a fraction of the audiovisual rights. The first measures must be put in place this winter.

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