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Source: Roland Garros refunds all 2020 tickets, with no plans to re-issue

The French Tennis Federation will return payments for all tickets that were purchased for this year's edition of Roland Garros. No new tickets have yet been re-issued by the federation.

The Grand Slam tournament had been scheduled to begin in two weeks, but was among the many events suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. It now has been rescheduled to be played shortly after the US Open, on Sept. 27. Still, organizers have decided to return the tickets purchased, so they can adjust for any new requirements, such as limits on the amount of spectators.

"This pandemic has created uncertainty for public events everywhere," the FFT said a statement. "We have chosen to postpone Roland Garros to September, and in accordance with our responsibilities, are working actively with authorities to define measures jointly for the health and safety of all the attending population. While we design the exact specifications, the French tennis federation has taken the decision to cancel and refund the tickets brought."

Ticket sales and concessions are the third-biggest source of the tournament's earnings. The FFT has said it is willing to hold the French Open with no spectators if required.


That's good news, RG can be held without the crowd, the best tennis news I heard since the outbreak.
 

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Source: Roland Garros refunds all 2020 tickets, with no plans to re-issue

The French Tennis Federation will return payments for all tickets that were purchased for this year's edition of Roland Garros. No new tickets have yet been re-issued by the federation.

The Grand Slam tournament had been scheduled to begin in two weeks, but was among the many events suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. It now has been rescheduled to be played shortly after the US Open, on Sept. 27. Still, organizers have decided to return the tickets purchased, so they can adjust for any new requirements, such as limits on the amount of spectators.

"This pandemic has created uncertainty for public events everywhere," the FFT said a statement. "We have chosen to postpone Roland Garros to September, and in accordance with our responsibilities, are working actively with authorities to define measures jointly for the health and safety of all the attending population. While we design the exact specifications, the French tennis federation has taken the decision to cancel and refund the tickets brought."

Ticket sales and concessions are the third-biggest source of the tournament's earnings. The FFT has said it is willing to hold the French Open with no spectators if required.


That's good news, RG can be held without the crowd, the best tennis news I heard since the outbreak.
I don’t know why some sources still report it got delayed for another week, scheduled to start on 27 sept, well, it still officially hasn’t, as it is clear from their twitter handle https://mobile.twitter.com/rolandgarros

it clearly states 20 september as the start date. Well I agree it won’t happen but who came up with 1 week delay thing I have no idea. RG never confirmed it.
 

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Wasn't the French Ministry of Sport (or something like that) saying that the French Open wouldn't take place without spectators? That's conflicting. Is the decission ultimately up to the FFT?
 

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RG slowly coming to their senses. They know if they want to hold the event, it will be with no fans or not at all
 

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We can't rely on any of the news from the unconfirmed sources until the official notification and confirmation from the FFT or Roland Garros itself.

The article conflicts itself. The headline of the article says "no plans to reissue" and the body of the article says "no new tickets have yet been re-issued." Both phrases do not convey the same meaning.

Then the article goes on to say "so they can adjust for any new requirements, such as limits on the amount of spectators" and "to define measures jointly for the health and safety of all the attending population."

Is this news article from tennis.com? Yeah, garbage journalism, at its best.
 

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I don’t know why some sources still report it got delayed for another week, scheduled to start on 27 sept, well, it still officially hasn’t, as it is clear from their twitter handle https://mobile.twitter.com/rolandgarros

it clearly states 20 september as the start date. Well I agree it won’t happen but who came up with 1 week delay thing I have no idea. RG never confirmed it.
It's from here,
 

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Serves them right :devilish:
 

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This is the official communication from Roland Garros when you go to rolandgarros.com and click on "visit & tickets" and click on "buy tickets." I used google translate, btw.


OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION

The French Tennis Federation has chosen to postpone Roland-Garros at the end of September, and in responsibility, we are currently working in collaboration with the French authorities to jointly define the appropriate measures, which will guarantee health and safety of all the populations present.

Pending having drawn all the contours, the French Tennis Federation has decided to cancel and reimburse all tickets already purchased for the Roland-Garros spring 2020 edition. Indeed, the current health situation linked to Covid-19 and the scale of this pandemic are causing uncertainty for all events bringing together audiences around the world.

If you have bought tickets for Roland-Garros 2020, we would first like to sincerely thank you for your patience over the past few weeks.
Your refund will be automatically made before the end of May on the account linked to the bank card used for the payment of tickets.
Specific reimbursement methods will be offered to certain people who bought their tickets from our ticket offices or from our managers (order forms for example). These reimbursement methods will be communicated on our ticketing site in the coming days as well as by email to the persons concerned.

We will regularly inform you of the development of the situation and of the new ticketing arrangements for Roland-Garros fall 2020.

This particular fall edition will be placed under the sign of solidarity and by its outfit, we hope to bring pleasure and joy to tennis enthusiasts. We all hope to see you again in good health.
 
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