The public was invited to leave the Roland-Garros stadium around 8:15 p.m. in order to respect the curfew introduced from 9:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. GMT), AFP noted on the spot.
“The stadium gates will close at 8:45 pm. We thank you for making your arrangements to leave the stands during a change of side,” said an announcement broadcast on the courts from 8:20 pm.
At 8:35 pm local time, the announcement became more urgent: “Ladies and gentlemen, the doors will close in ten minutes”.
The organizers of Roland-Garros have obtained from the authorities the authorization to bring in a little more than 5,000 people for the first ten days of the tournament, before going to a ceiling of 13,000 for the last five, when the authorized gauge will pass. from 35% to 65% of the maximum capacity.
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