Due to the health crisis, the Vélodrome has been affected by closed doors and reduced gauges in recent months. Measures that have affected the finances of Olympique de Marseille, whose owner Frank McCourt has requested a gesture from the town hall of Marseille, without success for the moment.
About five million euros per year. This is the amount paid by Olympique de Marseille for the rent of the Vélodrome. A price difficult to make profitable in recent months due to the health crisis. Like all residents of Ligue 1, the tenant of the Boulevard Michelet enclosure had to deal with closed doors and reduced gauges which greatly reduced his ticket office revenues.
The Marseillais will not pay for McCourt
This is why the owner of the Marseille club Frank McCourt requested a gesture from the city of Marseille. ” Like all companies, OM is struck by the health situation. He asks me for a very substantial discount », Reacted Mayor Benoît Payan during a press conference. And unfortunately for the American, the chosen one does not intend to give in easily. ” I rely on what the regional chamber of accounts said, and I do not want the Marseillais to pay instead of the OM “, Warned the socialist mayor, open to discussion.
« However, there is no longer anyone in the stadium, there is nothing left, he continued. So we’re not going to bankrupt everyone. I am willing to make an effort, but I do not want the city of Marseille to pay instead of McCourt. That’s all I’m saying. So there needs to be conciliation. Well we go to conciliation. You have to do smart things and intelligently. Each must make a pass to the other. “Benoît Payan thus hopes to find” a middle way Between the two parties.