Sport French Open to allow fans in stands at the tournament
Virus cases at Djokovic's event put sports under scrutiny
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s charity tennis exhibition series, combined with an overall softening of coronavirus restrictions in Serbia and Croatia, has been followed by an increase in the number of positive cases among professional athletes. Two tennis players ranked among the top 40 in the world and five players at Serbia’s biggest soccer club have tested positive for the virus after being involved in sporting events where fans packed into the stands and social distancing was not enforced.
PARIS (AP) The French Open will allow fans to attend this year's postponed tournament.
The French Tennis Federation said Thursday up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros.
Giants will display cardboard cutouts of their fans at Oracle Park this season
The Giants sent a letter to their season-ticket holders on Thursday explaining that their games at Oracle Park will be played out fans. The franchise then asked the season ticket holders to send in images of themselves that will be placed on cardboard cutouts in front of their usual seats in the stands. The bullpens are being relocated at Oracle Park.
Tickets will go on sale on July 16 for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. 11 tournament.
The clay-court tournament had been scheduled to start on May 24 but was postponed to Sept. 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It then got pushed back another week.
The FFT has prepared a health and safety protocol to ensure the safety of fans. No more than four people can sit together in one group and there must also be one chair left empty between each mini-group of people in the same row.
''The number of spectators allowed in the stadium will be 50%-60% of the usual capacity,'' the FFT said. ''This reduction will allow strict distancing measures to be respected.''
Wearing masks is recommended but will not be obligatory when fans line up outside or sit in the stands, but must be worn when fans are moving around inside the grounds.
Hand sanitizers will also be available.
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