In his introductory speech, Vadim Vasilyev emphasised that the new store constitutes an integral part of AS Monaco's global project:
"Thank you to all those who have come here today to witness this important event in the club's history. This new AS Monaco Football Store is one of the cornerstones of the AS Monaco project, and embodies the club's high ambitions. We are always looking for ways to give something back to the people who support us, to do even better for the fans who follow the club so closely. The store is just one way of showing them our gratitude and giving them the opportunity to be even closer to the club. We are proud of this achievement. We are particularly grateful to the Principality and especially to HRH Prince Albert II for allowing us to benefit from one of the best locations in Monaco. I'd also like to thank everyone who has worked hard to deliver this project in just three months."
Vadim Vasilyev and Ekaterina Rybolovleva, daughter of AS Monaco President Dmitry Rybolovlev, presented HRH Prince Albert II with a specially dedicated new Nike shirt, and posed for photographs in front of the Social Wall
The Vice-President then handed HRH Prince Albert the scissors to cut the traditional ribbon, before the Prince was given the honour of becoming the AS Monaco Football Store's very first visitor, followed by several players and coaching staff. Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho, Lucas Ocampos and Valère Germain made the most of the opportunity to grab a selfie with the Prince himself. A reception was held later, attended by a number of VIPs and AS Monaco employees. The store will officially open to the public at 10.00 on Friday morning, with a wide selection of products available and of course the Social Wall, which has already made a big impression on the first visitors...
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