The daily capacity of Roland Garros is reduced to 5,000 spectators

The Roland Garros tennis tournament, delayed this year to September and October due to the covid-19 pandemic, It will be able to receive a maximum of 5,000 spectators a day instead of the 11,500 announced by the organizers, the Paris police prefecture told AFP on Thursday.

On September 7, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced that the Grand Slam tournament (September 27-October 11) would host 11,500 spectators per day, divided into three areas.

The tournament itself, late on Wednesday, issued a statement to explain this change in the tournament's capacity: “The evolving hygiene situation in the Paris area has led the city's police department to limit the number of spectators who can enter the 12-hectare Roland Garros site daily to 5,000 during the tournament. Since inception After the health crisis, the French Tennis Federation has worked hand in hand with the State to meet the demands of the current health situation. Therefore, the FFT will assume the responsibility of organizing the tournament with a new design. It is important for life sports, social and economic situation in the country, that an important event such as Roland Garros can be held respecting health imperatives. Such will be the case of the 2020 tournament. The FFT is aware of how disappointing this news will be for those who will not be able to attend the stadium due to reduced capacity. “

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