French Open to allow fans in the stands of the tournament

PARIS (AP) – The French Open will allow fans to attend this year’s postponed tournament.

The French Tennis Federation said Thursday that up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when the game begins in September at Roland Garros.

Tickets go on sale July 16 for September 27-October. October 11 tournament.

The clay tournament was scheduled to start on May 24 but was postponed to September 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was then postponed for another week.

The FFT has developed a health and safety protocol to ensure the safety of the fans. No more than four people can sit together in a group and there must also be an empty chair between each mini-group of people in the same row.

“The number of spectators allowed in the stadium will be 50% to 60% of the usual capacity,” said the FFT. “This reduction will allow us to comply with strict distancing measures.”

The wearing of masks is recommended but will not be compulsory when the fans line up outside or sit in the stands, but must be worn when the fans move inside the field.

Hand sanitizers will also be available.

Source: AP News

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