Wimbledon 2021 will have an audience but with reduced capacity

The organization of the London tournament has taken this measure because of the current situation. They have not yet defined the maximum capacity pending the evolution of the pandemic.


This year's edition of this summer's Wimbledon tournament will be held with reduced capacity, although the number of spectators will not be decided until later to try to secure the maximum possible.

According to Wimbledon in a statement, given the current circumstances, the most plausible scenario is that the tournament is played with a small number of spectators.

"However, we are working to be as flexible as possible and be able to respond to last minute changes that allow us to increase or reduce capacity, before and during the two weeks that the tournament lasts," said the organization.

"For this reason, we want to make sure that we can leave the decision on the capacity of the public until as late as possible, so that we can accommodate as many people as possible."

This year, the Wimbledon tournament kicks off on June 28, a week after the UK, if all goes according to plan, lifts COVID restrictions.

In addition, the tournament confirmed that this year there will be no "The Queue", the traditional queue that is organized in the park of Wimbledon Park, where people camp even overnight to get tickets at low prices.The organization also announced that it will be mandatory for all players to stay in hotels, as well as for their teams and other essential workers such as judges. This breaks the tradition that some tennis players had adopted of renting private houses near the All England Club.

Finally, Wimbledon stated that the project for the expansion of the All England Club, with the purchase of the attached golf course, has been delayed and that as a consequence the preliminary phase will not be able to be played there until 2028.

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