Political forces succeed one another at the head of political institutions in the Lyon region, and Jean-Michel Aulas always manages to bring his projects to fruition.

OL thus indicates this Monday “to be delighted” with the favorable vote made by the metropolis of Lyon (led by the ecologist Bruno Bernard) to allow the continuation of the Arena room project on the OL Vallée site in Décines (Rhône) .

Olympique Lyonnais is delighted with the favorable vote given by the metropolis of Lyon allowing the continuation of the Arena hall project on the site of@OLVallee.https: //t.co/ty96xG20sy

- Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) September 27, 2021

The metropolis of Lyon therefore validates the compatibility of the local urban plan (PLU) concerning the private Arena project dear to JMA but also to the president of Asvel Tony Parker.

The former industrial wasteland of Décines will now be able to be converted into "a multifunctional place welcoming culture, sport, e-sport, major events and matches of the Asvel basketball team in the Euroleague".

A project estimated at around 100 million euros

We are still talking about a capacity of up to 16,000 spectators, with "delivery planned to the OL Vallée site by the end of 2023".

The OL specifies in particular that "the roof of the Arena should be made up of a vegetated surface, as well as photovoltaic panels" and that "a policy of integration of people remote from employment within the framework of the Arena project. Will be implemented.

"OL will also participate in the development of independent music channels in the territory, in the construction of the active mode footbridge over the East bypass, as well as in the construction of the ecological corridor between the Biézin and Grand Large", indicates the communicated.

The cost of this 14,500 m2 Arena is estimated at around 100 million euros.


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