This Friday, AS Monaco officially received the keys to the main building of its Performance Center. The group of companies led by VINCI, the manufacturer, and represented by Lionel Dini, with Crudelli, Graniou, HEE, Garelli and the AS Monaco operations department, which led the project in collaboration with the local authorities and the architectural firm ARCH Monaco, have reached a new stage in the development of the Rouge et Blancs’ new home, which is scheduled to be completed in summer 2022.
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The first team moves in this summer
By then, much of the building will be in operation, with the arrival of the first team and staff scheduled for this summer. AS Monaco is therefore now “at home” in the building and can begin to enjoy several elements of this magnificent complex, the deadlines for which have been met since the start of the work, except for some delays due to the health crisis. .
At the heart of a 5 hectare complex will be more than 7,500 m2 of space in addition to 12,000 m2 in the new building, and there will eventually be 3 UEFA / FFF pitches as well as several new spaces dedicated to the pursuit of excellence including a data center, a medical center including specialized equipment for recovery and recovery training, a meeting room, and an auditorium: the Performance Center, built with 7 levels, will be a high-level working and living space for the professional team and management.
La Turbie, home of AS Monaco for almost 40 years
An exceptional natural setting, a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean and the stone quarries which helped to build the Fontvieille district, the reclaimed area where the Stade Louis-II is located: since the 1981-1982 season, the La Turbie area has welcomed AS Monaco in a place whose simple name is closely associated with the Club’s unique identity.
A unique site in the world of sport, all the infrastructures of the Performance Center have been designed to offer the highest level of performance in all areas: sporting, functional, technical, energy and environmental. Completely integrated into its environment, the center thus ensures a sense of preservation and sustainability, as the site is part of an eco-responsible approach.
Closed to the public since the start of the work, the Center has also been designed to accommodate, after its completion, the public and fans, particularly during National 2 or Youth League matches.
Oleg Petrov: “Building a solid foundation for the Club”
Oleg Petrov, Vice-Chairman and CEO of AS Monaco, spoke at length about this project with Monaco-Matin on Wednesday. “It’s been a long-term job since the idea of building this complex emerged after the team’s return to Ligue 1 in 2013, with President Dmitry Rybolovlev’s desire to build solid foundations for the club, he explained following the delivery of the keys to the Performance Center. This will allow us to develop in an environment designed for the very highes level. (…) Football is constantly progressing, rules are changing (*), and competition is increasingly strong. It is therefore necessary to develop our infrastructure to support the development of the club and allow it to nurture its ambitions. This is the reasoning for the significant investment made by the President in the construction of the Performance Center.”
With the arrival of the first team expected this summer, Oleg Petrov has sketched out the plan for the future use of the Performance Center. “The new building will help meet the needs of the club and our sporting organization. We are going to take an important additional step in doing this but it would be a mistake to think that the results will come more easily. The whole Club is putting in a lot of effort to achieve our present results, and we must continue in this direction!”