Roland-Garros: Towards a record edition for spectators?

Holder of a Master’s degree in sports journalism, I fell in love with tennis from childhood and I have always loved reading the beautiful stories of this sport. Today, I want to tell them, take full advantage of my passion and be as close as possible to the aces of the circuit.

As the Roland-Garros tournament approaches, enthusiasm for the biggest tennis competition in France is growing. And for some, it has been for a few months already since this year, we expect a large number of spectators. In 2022, the tournament had already broken a record in terms of attendance over the fortnight, a record in serious danger if we consider the enormous difficulties in obtaining places.

From May 28 to June 11, the Roland-Garros tournament will take place Porte d’Auteuil and this 2023 edition promises to be rich in sensations. If the fights promise a lot, the spectators will be there a priori to attend the matches since they had to go through real tests to obtain tickets…

A crowded ticket office

To buy tickets at Roland Garros, you have to do it early enough. This year, the ticket office opened on May 15 and never have so many people joined the queue to go to the platform. According to TFFmore than 350,000 people connected during the first four hours after the opening of the ticket office, an already impressive crowd. “We are obviously very happy, it represents a great popular success. This year, we are doing X4 in terms of connections compared to last year, but not more on the use of customer support, proof that our platform works” confided the general manager of the federation.

A record soon to be broken?

If the ticket office has created a debate around the accessibility of this great event, like the Paris 2024 Olympic Games a few weeks earlier, it is also because the spectators should be very numerous. In 2022, Roland Garros broke a new record with 613,500 spectators over the fortnight and even if we don’t have any estimates yet, we can think that this total will be exceeded…

An even more unforgettable experience

Since’Amelie Mauresmo took charge of the tournament, Roland Garros tries to offer an even more satisfying experience to its spectators. Last year, “Annex’Up” tickets were offered to allow those benefiting from a ticket for the adjoining courts to come and sit in the stands of the court Philippe Chatrier, in order to fill the boxes, often left empty. This year, those lucky enough to travel for the qualifications will be able to benefit from the training sessions of the best players in the world on the main courts, open to the public. Suffice it to say, it’s worth it…

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