Roland Garros reduces number of allowed fans once more following spike in cases in France
The French Tennis Federation has announced it has reduced the number of daily visitors allowed at the Roland Garros once more to comply with new rules.
The Roland Garros was set to be the first major event to not only allow fans to attend but also to allow them in sizeable numbers. The initial plan was to allow up to 11 thousand fans per day in the complex where the Roland Garros takes place. A week ago that number was reduced to 5000 and now it was reduced to only 1000.
This comes as a response to the soaring numbers of cases in France in order to protect everyone involved and to comply with new rules and guidelines. The FFT responded to these new restrictions by calling the deeply regretfully. Tournament director Guy Forget said:
“We are playing the tournament on the size of 15 football fields on an outside stadium and we have all the health procedures with the masks, with the gel to clean your hands. We’re pretty confident.”
The tournament is set to begin on Sunday so organisers were left with several logistical errors that need to be solved by then. How things will turn out is debatable but we will have the coverage for you.