Good news. Roland Garros, second Grand Slam of the season, announced in a statement by the general director of the FFT (French Tennis Federation) that the event will allow an entry of 5388 daily spectators during the first week of competition, and then expand that number to 13146 in the second.
Sporting events are experiencing moments of turbulence as a result of the pandemic. In this case, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra (director FFT) together with Guy Forget, Director of Roland Garros, announced that the organization of the tournament, in collaboration with the governmental authorities of the Government of France, the capacity for the Grand Slam, which will be played from May 30 to June 13, will increase by 65%.
The only night session that is played with the public on the courts will be that of June 9, with a capacity of 5,000 people. The rest of the days will be behind closed doors due to the night curfew imposed by the French health authorities. The Roland Garros organization hopes to be able to sell a total of 118 611 tickets during the entire competition.
The prize money for the 2021 edition it will drop slightly in relation to what was distributed during the previous year (they were approximately 38 million euros in 2020): they will distribute 34 million euros to the players.