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Devastating fire in the Gravelines-Dunkerke pavilion

A devastating fire has reduced the Gravelines Sportica to ashes, the pavilion where BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque until now played its matches., French LNB Pro A team. The cause, according to the authorities, has been an electrical problem in an adjacent pool. The material damage is extensive and the mayor of the city is already talking about total reconstructionalthough at least there are no human losses to regret.

The complex, Built in 1986 and with capacity for 3,043 spectators, it was one of the most emblematic pavilions of French basketball.. Many players, such as Nando de Colo and Andrew Albicyhave sent their support to the club and shown their regret for the loss of Sportica, where they came to play.

Favored by the wind, the fire has completely devoured it despite the work of the firefighters, who even used aerial means trying to extinguish it. That means Gravelines-Dunkerke will have to find a new venue to play its matchesstarting with this Thursday against Paris Basketball, which could be suspended until a new location is found.

For Gravelines-Dunkerke, it is a very hard blow that is added to his delicate sporting situation, since he is currently penultimate in the classification with a balance of four wins and 12 losses.



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