Paris 2024 Olympics: Alcohol gross sales not allowed inside stadiums after no exemptions sought

Rugby World Cup is projected on Arc de Triomphe
Supporters heading to France for the Rugby World Cup will probably be allowed to drink alcohol inside stadiums when the event begins in September

Followers at subsequent summer time’s Paris Olympics won’t be able to purchase alcohol inside stadiums after organisers determined to not search an exemption to ‘Evin’s Regulation’.

VIP visitors in hospitality areas will probably be served with alcoholic drinks.

The French legislation bans the sale of alcohol in stadiums to most people, however permits for exemptions to a restricted variety of occasions per yr.

Nonetheless, a spokesperson advised Reuters a legislation change would have been required to accommodate the dimensions of the 2024 occasion.

“Paris 2024 will probably be organising greater than 700 competitors classes over 15 days of competitors,” mentioned the spokesperson.

“It’s the strict software of French legislation that permits catering providers that embody the availability of alcohol to function in hospitality areas as they’re ruled by a separate legislation on catering.”

On the Rugby World Cup, which takes place in France this yr, followers will have the ability to drink inside venues after organisers negotiated an exemption for the event.

On the Champions League last in 2022, supporters have been additionally allowed to eat alcohol contained in the Stade de France in Paris all through the match from 6pm native time, however ingesting and buying alcohol was prohibited in public areas across the stadium’s neighborhood.

Beer and wine was obtainable on the London 2012 Olympics and at Rio 2016 however on the delayed Tokyo 2020 Video games, which have been held in 2021 and went forward with no spectators, alcohol gross sales have been prohibited.

In November, Fifa modified its coverage two days earlier than the beginning of the World Cup in Qatar to ban alcohol gross sales in the entire main event’s eight stadiums.