There will not be an empty seat this Tuesday at the Accor Arena in Paris-Bercy. The club of Boulogne-Levallois has relocated its game 2 of the semi-finals of play-offs of Betclic Elite against Asvel this Tuesday (20:30), as it had done for the reception of Bourg-en-Bresse on May 7 (93-82). And just like three weeks ago, the big Parisian venue will be sold out to see the Victor Wembanyama phenomenon.
According to our colleagues from Le Parisien, the 15,000 tickets have been sold. Journalists have also had their applications for accreditation refused due to lack of places, proof of the enthusiasm for Wembanyama. "Even the Arena officials were surprised, it's unbelievable," said Metropolitans 92 coach Vincent Collet.
The relocation to Bercy recorded at the last moment
This is all the more significant since the relocation of the game was only recorded and announced Thursday night, after the Mets qualified for the semifinals at the expense of Cholet. Very different from a concert where you tick the date months in advance. "We will live a great night of basketball," promised Vincent Collet, also coach of the France team.
Wembanyama, 19, will certainly be selected first in the NBA draft on June 22 by the San Antonio Spurs. He was voted MVP of Betclic Elite this season. The Mets 92 won the first home game of their series against Asvel last Sunday (75-69). The first team with three wins qualified for the final. Game 3 will take place in Villeurbanne, as will Game 4 if necessary. A possible match 5 would take place in Levallois... unless the Mets repeat the Accor Arena move?