Not wanting to lose on ticketing revenue, the Raf refused AJA its specific request on the conditions of access to the stadium for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France scheduled for Wednesday February 8 , at 6.15 p.m. To reach the third quarter-final in their history, the Ruthénois should fight hard in 10 days at Abbé-Deschamps. But even before the kickoff of a meeting that could go down in history, it was behind the scenes that the match was launched.
Indeed, at the start of the weekend, the Yonne club issued a press release specifying the conditions of access to its stadium, formalizing at the same time the opening of the ticket office.
In the latter, it is specified that the subscribers of the AJA will have to pay the entry, whereas it was not the wish of the club at the start. “In accordance with the rules of the Coupe de France, we unfortunately did not have the agreement of the visiting club to invite all of our subscribers. We have therefore decided to allow them to benefit from the imposed minimum rate of €5. “, is it written on the club’s website or in a letter sent to fans of the current 19th in Ligue 1.
Many Rodez supporters at the match?
An end of inadmissibility confirmed yesterday by Guillaume Laurens, director of development at Raf. “The AJA has 9,500 subscribers. Sharing a zero ticketing revenue is not in the philosophy of the Coupe de France“, he indicated. Thus assuming this choice dictated by the financial argument. But, therefore, why not have offered to also benefit from free access for Raf subscribers and partners? “A Wednesday evening. in Auxerre. I am not sure of their interest in this trip “, indicated the leader, before pressing: “Even for our kop supporters, I think it’s complicated to organize this trip. “What to fear a hollow-sounding visitor parking for what will undoubtedly be a highlight in the history of the club?