Tag: France

French Open onlookers’ limit set at 11,500

French Open update September 2020

Taking into view the COVID-19 situation, attendance at this year’s French Open has been capped at 11,500 per day as more details centering the holding of the Grand Slam tennis tournament were announced recently. The French Open, also called Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over... » Read more

LFP seeks damages over fans’ limit

French Football League update Sept 2020

Following the French Government imposing 5,000-fans limit for sporting events in the country, the French Football League (LFP) has written to the French Government requesting compensation. As per media reports, LFP Chief Executive Didier Quillot has requested the compensation in a letter addressed... » Read more

Crane feat in FC Metz venue watershed moment

Metz Stadium July 2020 update

The work of setting up steel structures for a new stand at the home venue of the French association football club FC Metz based in Metz, France, has been entrusted to international heavy lift and transport specialist Sarens. FC Metz was formed in 1932 and plays in Ligue 1, the first level in the... » Read more

France to restart games with 5000-fans limit

France opening sporting venues

France has revealed ambitious plans to resume sporting events with fans by the end of July. This was revealed by Roxana Mărăcineanu, France’s Minister for Sport. The former Olympic swimmer told mediapersons that she was working towards opening stadiums to no more than 5,000 fans – the limit... » Read more

Sports venue sector braces up to COVID-19

1_Corona virus and sporting events postponed IV

Coronavirus has come as the biggest curse for mankind in 2020 and has had a disastrous effect on the world with people living on the edge. The sports venue sector has also been hugely affected with sporting events impacted globally. With events canceled or postponed, revenue streams are drying... » Read more

Stade de France consortium bite the dust in legal battle

Stade de France

The highest tribunal in France has refused to grant the consortium running Stade de France – the national stadium of France, located just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis – claiming damages of almost €7.5 million due to the hosting of Euro 2016. With this, the Council of State... » Read more

Stade Brestois firm on moving to new stadium in France

Brest new stadium update Jan 2020

The French football club based in Brest, France – Stade Brestois 29 – will soon get a new facility. Stade Brestois President Denis Le Saint asserted that the French Ligue 1 football club is firm on delivering a new stadium. In a club meeting held recently, Le Saint provided an update on the... » Read more

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