Initially scheduled at the Palais des Sports in Gerland, the Open 6e Sens Métropole de Lyon will lastly be held at the Halle Tony Garnier, from February 27 to March 7.
The Palais des Sports being requisitioned throughout this era of well being disaster, Caroline Garcia’s groups lastly discovered a plan B: “In a still tense health context, the organizers of the WTA tournament, with the exceptional support of the City of Lyon, announced the transfer of the event to the Halle Tony Garnier, in order to preserve the screening and vaccination center installed in the Palais of Sports de Gerland since summer 2020“, can we learn in a press launch.
This transfer “allows to confirm the organization of the event in optimal conditions for the players, and to ensure the sustainability of this event of the women’s world tennis circuit in Lyon“, say the organizers.
In distinction, the tournament is probably going to be held behind closed doorways, “the possibilities of welcoming the public will depend on the restrictions linked to sanitary conditions“.
From 2022, and relying on the evolution of the well being disaster, the tournament will return to its authentic website at the Palais des Sports in Gerland.