The League 1 season was abandoned in April, so many fans will have to wait until the 2020-21 campaign begins to see live football again.
But the end of the France of the state of health emergency on 11 July will see the restrictions eased, with stadiums and horse racing tracks to be reopened to the public, initially at a reduced capacity.
The news came in a statement from the government said: “As with entertainment facilities, for activities involving more than 1 500 people must be reported, and that the necessary precautions can not be guaranteed.
“The maximum capacity of 5,000 people for large events, arenas and concert halls is, in principle, in force until 1 September. A new review of the epidemiological situation national will be completed in mid-July to decide whether a relaxation is possible for the second part of the month of August. ”
The French Football Federation (FFF) is hoping the 5 000 figure can be released earlier than September, with reports this week saying the Coupe de France final, postponed from April, is scheduled for 24 July.
The Paris Saint-Germain are due to face Saint-Etienne at the Stade de France, which can accommodate more than 80,000 spectators.
The president of the FFF, Noel Le Grand called the government’s decision ” an important step in the organization of the games to come.”
“These new provisions allow for the consideration of opening more widely to the spectators for the men of the Coupe de France final at the end of July, the League Cup finals, semi-finals and final of the women’s Coupe de France at the beginning of the month of August, as well as the return of the League 1 and League 2 at the end of the month of August,” he said in a press release on the website of the FFF.
“The FFF’s executive committee will meet on Monday, June 22, to consider new measures and schedule to come. “