Marseille make request to local authorities to have 20,000 fans in the Vélodrome for season opener

La Provence report that Ligue 1 side Marseille have made a formal request to the local authorities to increase the number of fans they will be allowed to have in the Stade Vélodrome for their Ligue 1 season opener vs St Étienne on the 21st August, currently limited to 5,000 supporters as per the national government COVID-19 guidelines.

The latest government regulations defers to local authorities to make their own decisions in terms of how many individuals can attend major music and sporting events. Thus, OM have made a request to the local authorities to quadruple the number of supporters allowed to 20,000 – the local outlet admits that they are pessimistic about the club’s chances of achieving that.

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