Sacha Houlié explains the adapted gauges in Ligue 1 stadiums
Last Monday, Jean Castex announced a limit for gatherings set at 2,000 people indoors and 5,000 outdoors, in order to fight against the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in France. But on Wednesday, an amendment was adopted in the National Assembly’s Law Committee so that this gauge is adapted according to regions and stadiums. Good news for Ligue 1 clubs. Sacha Houlié, LREM deputy behind this amendment, explained himself in theAfter Foot on RMC.
« Can we financially ensure an economic balance with half of the spectators in the stadiums? In this case a 50% gauge is a very good idea. 50% at the Vélodrome is almost 30,000 people. It means that we do not turn off the whole sporting life. 50% in Bordeaux is already 20,000 people and that means that there are a lot of people who can attend a competition. In a match against OM, it will obviously be a disappointment for a lot of people. But 20,000 people in Bordeaux in normal times I believe that it is an average affluence so we are not on the punitive and we will be able to keep everyone away ”, did he declare.