Up to 60 per cent fans will be allowed to attend 2020 French Open, say organisers

July 2, 2020 0 By admin


The French Tennis Federation stated Thursday up to 60% of the stands can be stuffed with fans when play begins in September at Roland Garros.

French Open to permit fans in stands on the match. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • French Open will permit fans to attend this 12 months’s postponed match
  • Those numbers might change if the French authorities revises its social distancing guidelines
  • Tickets will go on sale on July 16 for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. 11 match

Up to 60% of the same old capability will be allowed contained in the Roland Garros grounds for the 2020 version of the French Open amid the COVID-19 disaster, organisers stated on Thursday.

French federation president Bernard Giudicelli informed a information convention that on the principle courts, a most of 4 folks might sit along with an empty seat between teams.

On the opposite courts, one seat out of two will be empty when the principle match begins on Sept. 27.

Giudicelli defined that it meant about 20,000 spectators are anticipated through the early phases of the two-week claycourt Grand Slam, and about 10,000 on the day of the ultimate.

Those numbers might change if the French authorities revises its social distancing guidelines.

“We went for the responsible option,” stated Giudicelli, who added that sporting a protecting masks would be necessary for folks on the transfer contained in the grounds whereas it could solely be really helpful for folks sitting courtside.

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“Should the situation evolve in the right direction, new tickets would be available in September,” Giudicelli added.

In case stricter measures would have to be imposed, there will be draw held to resolve which tickets will be cancelled.

The FFT added that the COVD-19 protocols for gamers and employees was nonetheless being drafted.

The French Open was postponed from its typical May-June dates to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has contaminated virtually 11 million folks and claimed greater than half one million lives globally.

The U.S. Open is being held with none spectators in attendance in New York from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.

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