The Astroballe is an indoor sporting arena located in Villeurbanne, France. The capacity of the arena is 5,800 people. It is currently home to the Adecco ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne basketball team.
ASVEL Basket or ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne is a French professional basketball team located in the city of Villeurbanne, which is a suburb of Lyon, France. The club, which is the basketball section of the ASVEL multi-sport club, competes in the French Pro A league. The club's home games are played at L'Astroballe. The players wear green and white uniforms.
The club's current president is former French tennis professional Gilles Moretton. In 2009, San Antonio Spurs star and French international Tony Parker bought a 20 percent stake in the club; he currently holds the ceremonial title of Vice President of Basketball Operations. Parker has the option to purchase an additional 20 percent and assume the club's presidency, presumably when he retires from the NBA.
By neotrix @ 2011-10-18 04:13:59