But finally, on Monday 5 December, the decision was made not to.
A broadcast like in July 2018?
However, given the television ratings and the success of the broadcast of the July 2018 final in the city on the banks of the Cher, the question legitimately arose. Several thousand Montluçonnais had gone to the esplanade of the castle of the Dukes of Bourbon to see the Azzurri win in the final at the last World Cup.
“But the context there is completely different,” underlines Frédéric Laporte, mayor of Montluçon. “Overall, if we have decided not to do it, it is for a question of budget. We cannot ask people to save money and spend our money on this event. »
Especially since the municipality is not sure that the fans will be present. “Because it’s winter, people aren’t really going to want to be outside. So you have to find a place inside. But if we do it, for example, at the sports hall, we are not sure of attracting crowds because the place is far from the city centre. »