Wimbledon’s two largest courts will host full capacity crowds for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals, organizers said.
It will be the first major sporting event in the UK to accommodate crowds at full capacity in almost 18 months, following the pandemic’s limits on social gatherings.
The South West London tennis tournament is part of the government’s Events Research Program (ERP), with stands during the first week of the event allowed to operate at 50% capacity and capable fans to remove their masks in the stadiums.
From Tuesday, center court will host just under 15,000 spectators and court one will welcome 12,345 fans, as Wimbledon reaches its peak.
Capacity in the rest of the All England Club will be reduced as fewer courts are used as the tournament progresses.
In a statement, the organizers said: “After the successful organization of the first week of the championships, as agreed with the government events research program and in consultation with our local authority in Merton, the AELTC is pleased to confirm that the center and court No. 1 offers a 100% capacity crowd for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
“These are the first full outdoor stadiums at a sporting event in the UK since the start of the pandemic. The capacity on the rest of the courts will be reduced depending on the number of courts in play.
“Ticket holders will continue to be required to show proof of their COVID status upon arrival and are encouraged to adhere to guidelines for wearing face coverings while traveling and to support any additional mitigation measures in place. “
Participants in the competition must either be fully vaccinated (received both vaccines and waited at least two weeks), have proof of a negative COVID test, or be immune to recent infection.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-04 13:17:00