AS Monaco President Dmitry Rybolovlev presents the club’s long-term development projects
Rybolovlev presented the Ligue 1 side’s long-term development projects at a meeting of club management with partners outlining key infrastructure projects in the coming years which will see the construction of the Centre for Sporting Excellence at La Turbie a key focus.
Projects will also include the renovation of the stadium’s premium boxes, and the construction of a modern dormitory for the club’s Academy students in Cap d’Ail.
The meeting, which took place on Wednesday at the Louis II Stadium, was attended by representatives of the authorities of the Principality and neighboring French towns, leaders of sports organisations, local business leaders, and journalists.
ASM’s new state-of-the-art multifunctional sports complex “Center for Sporting Excellence” at La Turbie will be located on a plot of 5ha while the Center’s main building will occupy over 7,500m2.
Its facilities will include three football pitches meeting UEFA and French Football Federation standards; a fitness centre, a medical centre, rehabilitation zone, restaurant, and a conference hall with capacity for 80 people.
The Centre is being integrated into the local landscape with full respect for the environment. Solar panels will be installed on the roof of the building to ensure independent hot water supply.
In addition, all land extracted during the earthworks will be reused after the construction phase. The investment in the construction of the Centre have amounted to EUR 55 million and is expected to be open by the 2020-21 season.
Renovation of the premium boxes at the Louis II Stadium, which is being funded by the Government of the Principality, will last 12 months and is expected to be completed as soon as the 2019-20 season. As part of the project, 18 premium boxes of 16m2 and a capacity of 8 people each will be built.
A dormitory for students of ASM Academy – “Diagonal” – will be built in Cap d’Ail, close to the Louis II stadium – a project also funded by the Government of the Principality and will consist of two blocks to include 67 bedrooms, as well as classrooms, a kitchen, a medical center and a rehabilitation zone. Construction is expected to be completed by the 2020-21 season.
AS Monanco Vice-President, CEO, Vadim Vasiliev, commented: “ASM will soon open its Centre for Sporting Excellence, which will be one of the most advanced in Europe.
“This Centre will provide our players with the best possible environment in which to train. We will also welcome our sponsors, partners and fans at our high quality facilities.
“In addition, the stadium will have new VIP-boxes by the beginning of the next season, which is an important development milestone for ASM.
“Finally, the Academy will have a unique complex in Cap d’Ail, which will be at the disposal of our youth players and coaches. They will have an opportunity to live comfortably and work together to support ASM as part of the main squad.”
Commenting on the projects, Dmitry Rybolovlev, added: “I am absolutely committed to making every effort to continue to take this club forward over the long term. We have already invested EUR 335 million in ASM, and the club has started to make profits, which it is now able to reinvest in further development.
“Rumors about a potential change of ownership at the club have been repeatedly denied. I believe that the projects presented today speak best about our long-term commitment to ASM.”
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