Wimbledon smooth sail facilitate full house


Wimbledon capacity update Image: Wimbledon & AELTC

Following the successful staging of the first week of The Championships, in harmony with the UK Government’s Events Research Programme and in consultation with the local authorities in Merton (UK), the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) confirmed that the Centre and No.1 Court will feature 100 percent capacity crowds for the quarter-finals, with the Centre Court also at 100 percent for the semi-finals and finals.

The ‘AELTC’ stated that this marks the first full outdoor stadiums at a sporting event in the United Kingdom since COVID-19 struck like a bolt from the blue for the world in 2020 and UK has been severely hit by the fatal virus leading to huge loss of lives. In fact, the rising cases of the Delta variant of the virus in UK forced the Boris Johnson Government to defer complete exit out of lockdown from June 21st to July 19th. However, Johnson announced on Monday that England will become the most unrestricted country in Europe from July 19th but warned the public against going “de-mob happy”.

The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon or The Championships, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely regarded as the most prestigious.

The 2021 Wimbledon Championships is a Grand Slam tennis tournament that is currently taking place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. It started from June 28th, 2021 and will conclude on July 11th, 2021.

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), also known as the All England Club, based at Church Road, Wimbledon, London, England, is a private members’ club. It is best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships, the only Grand Slam tennis event still held on grass.

The UK Government’s Events Research Programme aims to examine the risk of transmission of COVID-19 from attendance at events and explore ways to enable people to attend a range of events safely.

The capacity of the Centre Court is 14,979, and the capacity of the No.1 Court stands at 12,345. Capacity across the rest of the Grounds will be reduced according to the number of courts in play.

The ‘AELTC’ further stated that ticket-holders will continue to be required to show proof of their COVID-status on arrival, and are asked to observe the guidance around wearing face coverings on the move and supporting any additional mitigation measures in place.

Ticket policy

The AELTC is continuing to offer tickets for The Championships 2021 through its online ticket platform.

As agreed with the Government’s Events Research Programme and the local authorities in Merton, all ticket-holders will be required to comply with AELTC’s COVID-status entry requirements.

Ticket norms:

  • It is very important that tickets are fairly distributed throughout the Fortnight, and the AELTC is able to reach as many guests as possible. As a result, unlike some of its previous sales, the maximum allocation of tickets is two per household, in aggregate, for the entire Fortnight of The Championships 2021;
  • A person cannot buy more than two tickets, regardless of their address;
  • This limit will take into account any tickets already purchased for this year’s Championships;
  • If one has already purchased tickets, any additional tickets one now buys will stand canceled; and
  • This helps AELTC combat ticket touts and works towards doing all it can to ensure fair distribution of tickets, as well as to ensure as many guests as possible can enjoy The Championships.

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