Eurobasket forced to playoffs ‘away’, “there are no facilities in Rome”

Eurobasket forced to playoffs ‘away’, “there are no facilities in Rome”
Eurobasket forced to playoffs ‘away’, “there are no facilities in Rome”

“It is a real pity that Eurobasket Roma is forced to play the playoffs for promotion to Serie A outside the territory of the capital. The only top team left in Roman basketball makes a wonderful championship and thanks to many promising young people is close to the sporting miracle of the final for promotion to A1. It would be a great sporting story, it is a pity that Eurobasket will be forced to move to play the two most important matches of the season outside Rome ”. Thus in a note the Sport delegate of the President of the Lazio Region, Roberto Tavani.

The reason? The lack of a facility with the places required by the rules of the federation. Before the Eurobasket, many Roman sports organizations were forced to emigrate out of the city or in other provinces in order to be in good standing for registration in the championships. Not being able to use the historic and beautiful Palazzetto dello Sport in Viale Tiziano, closed in May 2018 with the promise of a reopening in a few months but still inaccessible, has long deprived Roman sport of a point of reference. And if a general crisis in the sports system cannot be denied, without income and with reduced sponsors, it is evident that without a safe, but above all economically sustainable facility on which to rely, and with the sports hall closed, the only thing is to have to “escape” from Capital”.

“Also for this reason the Lazio Region will support Eurobasket Rome for the travel expenses, a small economic contribution but with a strong symbolic value: the Lazio Region logo will be on the shirts of the Roman team to testify the support and closeness of the whole region , in addition to the regret of having had to deprive Rome of two historic matches, and all to live. Because there cannot be a city like Rome, the capital of Italy, without a city sports facility ”.

Thus in a note the Sport delegate of the President of the Lazio Region, Roberto Tavani.

Published Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 15:45:01 © REPRODUCTION RESERVED

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