The audience returns, but reduced: 7,477 viewers per session

Tennis Australia announced that with the end of the lockdown in Melbourne, there will be spectators from this Thursday until Sunday, but the expected 25,000 will not be reached.


The public will return to the Australian Open this Thursday to follow the competition live from the semifinals after the five-day confinement decreed by the state of Victoria is lifted at midnight. But it will do so in a very restricted number. This was announced in a statement by Craig Tiley, president of the Tennis Federation of the oceanic country: "There will be a cap of 7,477 for each session, which is approximately 50 percent of capacity." The initial idea was that 25,000 daily viewers would enter from the quarterfinals, but that number has been significantly reduced due to prudence given the appearance last week of several local cases of COVID positives.

“The anti-COVID measures that we had will continue, and we opened the zones (there were three separated according to the ticket chosen for the event) so that everyone can access the full site and enjoy both the Grand Slam Oval and the Garden Square. We can't wait to have four incredible days of tennis and see everyone back at the Australian Open, "said Tiley.

In principle, the use of a mask will be mandatory, as long as there is no possibility of maintaining social distance and when fans are in closed spaces, which will happen if it is necessary for any reason to use the retractable roof of the Rod Laver Arena.

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