French Open Will Allow Public In The Stands


PARIS (AP) – The French Open will allow the presence of spectators during the tournament that was postponed this year.

The French Tennis Federation reported Thursday that 60% of the st ands may be occupied by fans when the Grand Slam event kicks off in late September at Roland Garros.

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Tickets will go on sale on July 16. The tournament will be played between September 27 and October 11.

The brick powder appointment was initially scheduled to begin on May 24, but was postponed to September 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organizers later decided to delay the start for another week.

The FFT developed a hygiene and safety protocol to safeguard the health of the spectators. No more than four people will be allowed to sit together in a group and an empty chair must be kept between each small group of people in the same row.

“The number of spectators allowed in the stadium will range from 50% -60% of the usual capacity,” said the FFT. “This reduction will allow strict social distancing to be respected.”

Wearing masks is recommended but will not be required when spectators are queuing outside or sitting in the stands. But they should be used when moving within the complex.

There will also be alcoholic gel available.

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