Top 14: Stade Français-Racing advanced to October 24 and in front of 1000 spectators

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Thomas Lombard has been heard. The CEO of Stade Français told us about the disastrous consequences of the next two home games at night behind closed doors following a government decision imposing the curfew between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. from this Saturday to stem the spread of the virus.

“It’s 150,000 euros of additional losses per match compared to the 1,000 spectators already, so 300,000 euros for Racing and Toulouse in the immediate future, knowing that we usually generate the most income on these two meetings, he lamented. Afterwards, it is perhaps possible that we discuss with the broadcaster. “And of course with the National League which manages the Top 14.

“We are very grateful to the League and to Canal”

Initially scheduled for Sunday 25 October at 9:05 p.m. on Canal +, the derby against Racing on the 6th day of the championship will finally be played the day before, the same day as France – Wales in a friendly. At 6.15 p.m., the international test match will take place at 9 p.m. at the Stade de France.

This decision was taken by the National League, in consultation with the broadcaster, after having been requested by the Stade Français. “The responsiveness is highly appreciable, we are very grateful to the League and Canal because that will prevent us from losing 150,000 euros”, reacts Thomas Lombard, one of the former star consultants of the encrypted channel. The club will therefore be able to accommodate 1,000 spectators, the authorized tonnage. On the other hand, Stade Français – Toulouse is maintained on Sunday November 1, at 9:05 p.m. on Canal +.

The National League has also decided to advance the Friday game scheduled for 8:45 pm to 6 pm. Sunday’s 2nd game takes place at 5 p.m. instead of at 7 p.m.

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