Posted on October 20, 2021 at 1:30 am by AM
While the process of selling ASSE has been underway for several months, the former Mayor of Saint-Etienne, Maurice Vincent, believes that the low rent paid for the rental of the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium is a big asset.
For several months now, Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo have been trying to sell the ASSE . However, the two current owners of the Forez club are struggling to find a successor. Norodom Ravichak, Prince of Cambodia, and Olivier Markarian , seem to be the best placed, but for the moment, nothing is final. And yet, Maurice Vincent , Mayor of Saint-Etienne between 2008 and 2014, believes that ASSE has a great advantage with the low rent to pay for the rental of the stadium Geoffroy- Guichard .
“The stadium rent is an asset to highlight”
“In reality, this subject will not be an obstacle to the sale of the AS Saint-Etienne. Thanks to the choices made under my mandate concerning the renovation of Geoffroy Guichard – I favored public contracting over PPPs, which were nevertheless fashionable at the time. ASSE pays an annual rent that is half the cost of LOSC or Girondins de Bordeaux to operate the Pierre Mauroy stadium and the Matmut Atlantique respectively. In the past, no potential buyer interested in ASSE has questioned the rent paid by the club to exploit Geoffroy Guichard. On the contrary, it is rather an asset to put forward in the process of selling the club “, he assures in an interview with the magazine EcoFoot.