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Louis II Stadium: AS Monaco Renovations To Be Finished For The 2020-21 Football Season

AS Monaco FC is investing in the future with the launch of #thenextlevel program that includes renovations to the Louis II Stadium. Work in Monaco will include VIP boxes in the Louis II Stadium, while ASM Academy student housing is being built in nearby Cap d’Ail. Located above Monaco in the village of La Turbie, the training centre will have three new football pitches, a new fitness and medical centre and a rehabilitation zone. What’s more, everything is set to be finished in time for the 2020-21 football season. Find all you need to know about the changes here.

What will change at Monaco’s Louis II Stadium?

VIP Boxes

We have already seen 18 VIP boxes of 16 m2, luxuriously hosting up to 8 people, reach completion in time for the current football season. Nearly 1,000 seats in the Tribune vanished to create space for these ultra-VIP boxes, which feature eight plush armchairs, tablets integrated into the arms of the seat to keep up with the latest commentary, and a big screen on the wall for if your eyes need a break from the live game.

The Louis II Stadium has always been a pull for those living in and visiting in Monaco, but property for sale in Fontvieille, where the stadium is located, is set to be even more popular after the renovations are complete.

The Diagonale

Meanwhile, accommodation for students of the ASM Academy will spring up close to the Stade Louis II in Cap d’Ail. Youngsters can look forward to 67 bedrooms as well as classrooms, a kitchen, and another medical centre and rehabilitation zone.

Investing in the future with the Center for Sporting Excellence

A new state-of-the-art multifunctional sports complex will be built, including three football pitches meeting UEFA and French Football Federation standards, a fitness centre, a medical centre, a rehabilitation zone, a restaurant, and a conference hall able to hold up to 80 people. This ‘Center for Sporting Excellence’ has been designed with efforts to not disturb the surrounding landscape and environment, with solar panels built into the roof of the building to supply it with hot water.

When will the football renovations – including the Stade Louis II – be finished?

The Louis II Stadium Center for Sporting Excellence and the ASM student dormitories are expected to be ready by the 2020-21 football season.

How much money has been spent on this project?

It is unclear how much has been spent on all three projects, however investments into the construction of the Stade Louis II Center for Sporting Excellence have amounted to €55 million – that’s £47.4 million or $61.1 million.

Since AS Monaco President Dmitry Rybolovlev took over in 2011, around €335 million has been invested into the club.

Is Rybolovlev planning to sell the football club?

There has been ongoing speculation that Rybolovlev wants to sell AS Monaco, however the Russian billionaire has completely denied this. In a management meeting earlier this year, Rybolovlev expressed his commitment to taking the club forward into the future, saying: “Rumours 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.”

We can’t wait to see what the Louis II Stadium looks like when it is finished!

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BDC 299 December 2022