The ministry of Sports for the moment remains on the gauge of 5 000 people, a limitation that is supposed to last until the beginning of September.View of the Stade de France, April 30, 2020. (FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
The fans of football are waiting with impatience the end of the month of July. The French football Federation comes, in effect, validate the dates of the final of the Coupe de France and League Cup. This will be on Friday, July 24 to PSG/Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France, and the following week, on Friday 31st for the final of the League Cup between PSG and Lyon. These two finals will be held at the Stade de France, with a gauge of up to 5 000 people on the 80 000 seats that was initially planned.
A gauge that Christmas Graët, the president of the French football Federation, is expected to increase by then. “For the moment it is 5000, I am obligated to enforce the rules. When we will play at the Stade de France, I’ll ask for more.”
Playing in front of 5 000 spectators when we can have 80 000, this is not the same thing as Guingamp, where he has 18 000 seats.Christmas The Graëtà franceinfo
The instances of French football submit in the last few days of the proposals to the ministry of Sports for the return of the public in the stages : a return to 100% with suitable health conditions or gauge to 30% of the stadium capacity, with respect to the distancing physical. But the ministry of Sports for the moment remains on this gauge of 5 000 people expected to last until early September.
New protocols studied
“The figure is 5 000 people in a stadium, hammered Roxana Maracineanu, the minister of Sports. We will continue to work on this gauge. The proposals we go back in time on the part of event organizers, the associations of supporters that we have associated to this reflection, on the part also of the professional clubs which have put in place protocols that follow the path of the user from the home fans until their arrival in the stadium.”
A new review of the epidemiological situation will be carried out in mid-July in order to decide whether a relaxation is possible. Noël Le Graët has promised not to say anything if this was not the case. “I don critiquerai ever. I find that the State has made considerable efforts, which is more than imagined by some for the football and for businesses to be able to leave. So I expect a positive decision, because 25 000, or 50 000 at the Stade de France, I think that it can happen if the Covid we are not misery in the coming days.” The president of the FFF remains pragmatic, but this will be yet one of the great debates of that early summer between the French football and the government.