Roland-Garros 2022: "tickets sold at more than 90-95%"rejoices its director Amélie Mauresmo

According to Amélie Mauresmo, the new director of Roland-Garros, all grounds should be completed for the Parisian tennis fortnight. It promises a more comfortable stadium, with more space for the public and the players.

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“We will see all the stands full”rejoices Amélie Mauresmo, the new director of Roland-Garros, invited Thursday, May 12 on France Inter. The Grand Slam tournament will be held from May 22 to June 5, after two years (2020 and 2021) marked by the Covid-19 crisis and health restrictions.

“All land should be filled”hopes Amélie Mauresmo, since “tickets are over 90-95% sold out”at this stage. “It’s a real success” for the new director who is preparing for the “challenge“to fill the stands from morning to evening, even during the slow moments of the competition.

To avoid these images of empty stands during the lunch break, the tournament management is launching “Annex Up” tickets, dedicated to small posters on the annex courts but now allowing access to the lower stands of the Philippe-Chatrier court, “if the crowd is not there”. “There will be no miracle, but we are putting things in place”explains the former tennis champion.

The “evening sessions”, new for the 2021 edition, will be back for the 2022 edition but without a curfew or gauge, unlike last year. They will make it possible to accommodate 140,000 to 150,000 more spectators than a classic pre-covid edition, for a total of 600,000 spectators expected.

The tournament will be played in a refurbished stadium, with “more space” for the public and the players. “We really want to support their well-being”, reacts Amélie Mauresmo, while the question of the mental health of the players imposed itself in the world of tennis after the decision of Naomi Osaka to leave Roland-Garros last year, in full competition, “to preserve oneself mentally”.

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