We will have to act quickly. The 14,900 tickets are likely to fly away in just a few minutes. Tickets for the 3rd match of the Betclic Elite Finals, between Victor Wembanyama's Mets and Monaco, scheduled for Thursday, June 15 in the prestigious Roland-Garros stadium, will go on sale this Friday from noon.
Basketball fans or the curious will have to be vigilant and responsive to get the precious sesame. Since the beginning of the season, the 2800 seats of the Palais des Sports Marcel-Cerdan in Levallois, the usual den of the exploits of the Mets and "Wemby", leave almost as soon as the sale goes. The 15,000 tickets for the semi-final against Asvel, on May 30 at the Accor Arena, were snatched in less than an hour. We could therefore again break a record of speed.
To cope with the craze, meet the high demand of the public and avoid technical bugs, the club has also decided to go through an external service provider for ticketing. To buy the tickets, you will have to connect to France Ticket.
A fourth round at Roland Garros may be needed
It must be said that this third round of the finals, for which the organizers have already received 170 requests for accreditation, is eagerly awaited. It could be decisive for the title depending on the results of the first two rounds that will take place on Saturday and Monday in Monaco. If one of the two teams wins these first two rounds, it could be crowned in case of victory at Roland-Garros.
🏀🎾 The @Metropolitans92 will play Episode 3 and the eventual Episode 4 of the #FinalesBetclicELITE in a mythical place of world sport: @rolandgarros!
See you on Thursday, June 15 at 20:30 🔥 pm pic.twitter.com/LtkAZxll6x
— LNB (@LNBofficiel) June 7, 2023
This act 3 could therefore be the last of Victor Wembanyama and the other nugget of the Mets Bilal Coulibaly in France before their flight to the NBA. Expected to first pick in the draft on June 22, Wemby is expected to join the San Antonio Spurs in the aftermath. According to the latest estimates of specialists, Coulibaly, unknown to the public a few months ago, could be chosen around the 15th position, or even the 10th.
If no team manages to win the first three games, a Game 4 will be held on Saturday, June 17. Still in the Roland-Garros enclosure. This relocation to the Porte d'Auteuil stadium is also a logistical challenge for the Metropolitans club. The men's final of the France International tennis tournament is scheduled to be played on Sunday. The dismantling of the facilities of the famous tournament and the configuration in basketball hall will not begin until Sunday evening.
This is not the first time that Roland-Garros has hosted a basketball game. On October 16, Paris Basketball had created the event by relocating a championship game against ... Monaco. But the club had had several months to prepare for the event. 10,424 curious people and fans of the big orange ball had gathered in the stands of Centre Court. They are expected to be more numerous on Thursday.