How many spectators will be allowed in the stadium?
The Roland-Garros tournament will adapt its spectator capacity according to the restrictions in place as the lockdown is gradually lifted in France, the various stages of which were announced by the French President on 29th April.
“Today, Roland-Garros has got the go-ahead from the French authorities, since there are 6 separate ‘ERP’ or public premises within our stadium,” explained FFT Director General Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. “Our 6 separate ‘ERP’ premises are as follows: Philippe-Chatrier court, Suzanne-Lenglen court, Simonne-Mathieu court, Courts 2 to 5, Courts 6 to 9, and Courts 10 to 14”
In terms of spectator capacity, here are the three phases to keep in mind:
· From 24th to 28th May, the qualifying rounds will be played without spectators.
· From 30th May to 8th June, the stadium will welcome 5,388 spectators per day. Each “ERP” can be used to 35% of its total capacity, welcoming up to a maximum 1,000 spectators.
· From 9th June, Philippe-Chatrier court will be allowed to welcome 5,000 people, but only spectators with a “health pass” will be granted access to the stadium. The number of spectators allowed inside the stadium will be gradually increased to 13,146 spectators in total on 9th and 10th June. Each “ERP” will be used to 65% of its total capacity, for a maximum 5,000 spectators in each.