Energy saving: will football matches be banned in the evening?

By Graziella L. Posted Aug 6, 2022 5:43 PM

The energy sobriety plan announced by Elisabeth Borne should also concern sport and football matches, which could be banned in the evening in the future in order to save energy.

While the French suffer repeated heat waves, the government has announced the creation of a energy sobriety plan, in order to reduce energy consumption on the territory. The goal, reduce overall energy consumption by 10%, with the first measures announced by the end of 2022. energy savings which should concern everyone, including in the world of sportwith a possible ban on evening matches.

The Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, indicated that the question of the health of athletes and sports practices would also be affected. It evokes a possible change from this winter, and wish a ecological transition in the practice of sport. Among the possibilities that will be discussed at the start of the school year, the banning of evening football and rugby championship matches. A measure which would oblige the clubs to play at the start of the afternoon, and which poses a problem both for the spectators as well as broadcasters, but also players, during hot weather. And what about indoor sportssuch as basketball or handball, whose infrastructures consume a lot of energy?

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