French Open: Fans Will Be Welcome At Event
by Staff | July 2nd, 2020, 11:03 am
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The French Open announced Thursday that they will allow for fans when the tournament begins on September 27.

The French Open, which controversially moved to September, says they will allow for 50-60% of total fan capacity.

Seats on the big three show courts, including the now-covered Philippe Chatrier, will allow for at least one seat separation between blocks of purchased tickets which go on sale July 9. Outer courts will not allow for adjacent seating.

Chatrier holds just over 15,000 so it is expected there would be around 9,000 fans seated for the finals.

Masks and social distancing are expected.

“Though we recommend wearing a mask in the vicinity of the stadium and whenever you are standing or sitting still inside the grounds (in the stands),” the tournament said. “Any spectators moving around the 12-hectare site of Roland-Garros stadium will be obliged to wear a mask. The layout of the various spaces will be adapted according to the current health guidelines, namely to ensure social distancing is respected. Finally, the cleaning and disinfecting of the various areas will be stepped up and distributers of hydroalcoholic solution will be installed.”

The French Open will also release an outline for player protection.

In addition to singles, the tournament plans to stage qualifying, doubles, mixed, wheelchair and juniors.

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