In front of the sidelines, there is no more grass in the Hamlet. - Clément Carpentier / 20 Minutes
Since this Monday morning, it's been a battle in the Hameau stadium. More precisely on the lawn of the Paloise enclosure. Wednesday January 29 at 6.30 p.m., it will welcome PSG and its stars in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. And just over a week from the Pau FC game of the year, we wonder if we will be playing on sand, earth or grass…
Already very damaged and the limit of practicable facing the Girondins de Bordeaux in the previous round, the lawn on which the Paloise Section usually plays worries. It was therefore François Bayrou himself who took the lead in organizing an emergency meeting with his municipal services to try to save what is left of the lawn. “All means are used to welcome the PSG in the best possible conditions. We are very happy that this is happening here, we will have to be up to the event, ”says Joël Lopez, vice-president of the club at 20 Minutes.
Coupe de France: "It's going to stay in the annals, it's incredible", the nice coup de Pau against the Girondins (3-2) https://t.co/X7zqTxMa7R via @ 20minutesBord pic.twitter.com/5WBDSmjRnv- 20minutesbordeaux (@ 20minutesbord) January 17, 2020
More lawn over twenty meters
Gardeners are therefore active on land that has not been redone since ... 1989! The most worrying is a strip of twenty meters in front of the sidelines where there is practically no more grass today.
Fertilizers, forcing sails, "resablement", transplanting, "overseeding" ... The technical services of the city have everything planned, reports South West . “It is true that the terrain does not have a pretty head, it is not beautiful. If our suppliers respond, we will probably lay paving stones in the most damaged areas, ”said a municipal technician.
Despite all these efforts, not sure to see Kylian Mbappé or Neymar set foot on the lawn of the Hamlet next Wednesday. Especially a few days before the eighth finals of the Champions League…
French Cup: Pau to host PSG, OM awaits Strasbourg in the round of 16
Coupe de France: "It's going to stay in the annals, it's incredible", the nice coup de Pau against the Girondins (3-2)
- French Cup