French Open 2021: Roland Garros authorities to impose 1,000-fan limit on court

As part of the progressive relaxation of restrictions, the 'limit will be 35% of the capacity of the courts with a maximum of 1,000 people per court,' said Blanquer.

Agence France-Presse May 03, 2021 11:00:21 IST
French Open 2021: Roland Garros authorities to impose 1,000-fan limit on court

File image of action at the Roland Garros. AP File photo

A maximum of 1,000 fans will be allowed on court at Roland Garros this year with capacity capped at 35%, French sports minster Jean-Michel Blanquer said Sunday.

The number, however, should rise to a ceiling of 5,000 spectators on the three main courts and a 65% limit from 9 June which will cover the final five days of the tournament.

This year's Roland Garros has already been pushed back by one week and will run from 30 May to 13 June with organisers hoping the COVID-19 situation in France will have improved enough to maximise the number of fans.

As part of the progressive relaxation of restrictions, the "limit will be 35% of the capacity of the courts with a maximum of 1,000 people per court," said Blanquer.

Last year's Roland Garros was delayed by four months due to the pandemic.

A maximum of 1,000 spectators were allowed on site each day.

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