- 18 Sep 2020
After shifting the tournament to September and October in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic, Roland-Garros has been forced to make more mitigation in regard to COVID again as the French government decided to lower the maximum number of spectators allowed to 5,000 per day.
Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French Tennis Federation, and Guy Forget, the tournament director of Roland-Garros, had originally planned to allow 11,500 fans to attend the event per day, spread between its three show courts; Court Philippe-Chatrier, Court Suzanne-Lenglen and Court Simonne-Mathieu.
La situation sanitaire en Région Ile-de-France a conduit la Préfecture de Police de Paris à limiter le nombre de spectateurs pouvant accéder au stade Roland-Garros pendant le tournoi, à 5000 par jour sur l’ensemble du site de 12 hectares.#RolandGarros
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) September 17, 2020
The action was taken due to an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases mainly in France, but also in continental Europe. It was also announced on Thursday that the Kremlin Cup, an ATP and WTA event in Moscow, which had been scheduled for consecutive weeks October, has been cancelled.