No more Disneyland: the 2023 Leaders Cup will be played in Saint-Chamond!  -BeBasket

No more Disneyland: the 2023 Leaders Cup will be played in Saint-Chamond! -BeBasket

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The 2023 Leaders Cup will be played in Saint-Chamond, at the Arena Saint-Etienne Métropole from February 17 to 19, 2023.

After eight successive editions at Disneyland Paris and two years of interruptions, the Leaders Cup returns next February (from 17 to 19). But the traditional mid-season competition will leave its nest in Marne-la-Vallée, address… Saint-Chamond, which has obtained the organization of the 2023 edition. Goodbye to the Semaine des As, already in the Loire (one of the more marked basketball departments in France), in Roanne.

Following the match between the French women’s team (against Finland on November 24), this Leaders Cup will thus be one of the first major events at the Arena Saint-Étienne Métropole, the new hideout of the SCVBG. Inaugurated on September 17, this new venue has a capacity for 4,200 spectators. And so it will consecrate the first two trophy winners of this 2022/23 season, first with the final of the Leaders Cup Pro B (but without Saint-Chamond, already eliminated) then that of the Betclic ELITE version, where the race to the The succession of the JDA Dijon will finally be open, three years later…

Arena Saint-Étienne Métropole (photo: SCBVG)

The reactions :

Alain Béral, president of the LNB: We are fortunate that some of our clubs will be able to benefit from several arenas opening this year in the regions. In addition to a residents’ club, there are also large events that should cheer them up. This is how the Saint-Chamond club, supported by Saint-Etienne Métropole, obtained the organization of the Leaders Cup 2023, at the Arena Saint-Etienne Métropole and we are very happy to bring the eight best Betclic Elite teams to the mid-league. »

Roger Paour, president of the SCBVG: Organizing such an event in the new Arena Saint-Etienne Métropole is first and foremost promoting our territory and the participation of all (Saint-Etienne Métropole, the Loire Department, the AURA Region and the city of Saint-Chamond, our partners, our sympathizers, all the leaders) who, federating, took this project to its culmination. This great French basset hound event will be a party in the heart of basketball territory. »

Hervé Raynaud, Mayor of Saint-Chamond: “I am proud and excited to see this beautiful project come to fruition. This Arena is a great structuring development for the city, for the city of Saint-Chamond, its basketball club and for sport within the Metropolis. We will now be able to host the biggest sporting events and the Leaders Cup is one of the best French competitions. It is an honor and a great pleasure to be able to find these teams here in Saint-Chamond. »

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October 14, 2022 at 6:12 am

After eight successive editions at Disneyland Paris and two years of interruptions, the Leaders Cup returns next February (from 17 to 19). But the traditional mid-season competition will leave its nest in Marne-la-Vallée, address… Saint-Chamond, which has managed to organize the 2023 edition. A return to the provinces reminiscent of the… .

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