Wimbledon aiming to host around 25 percent of spectator capacity

by   |  VIEW 2264

Wimbledon aiming to host around 25 percent of spectator capacity

Wimbledon will be a slightly different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but still the organizers are excited about the event. Last year, The Championships got canceled for the first time since 1945. This season, the grass season is set to return and Wimbledon is set to take place.

"I would like to say how excited we are that Wimbledon will be back this summer, with the best tennis players in the world competing on our grass courts, in front of our passionate spectators. While it will, necessarily, be different from Wimbledon as we know it, we are full of enthusiasm and totally committed to our return following last year’s cancellation," AELTC Chairman Ian Hewitt said.

Meanwhile, Chief Executive Sally Bolton added: "We would like to thank all those with whom we continue to work across government, public health and other sporting bodies for their support to make this a reality, to bring back sporting events in the way that we all recognise.

Our priority has and will always be to do this safely, with the support and trust of all our stakeholders”.

Wimbledon aiming to host around 25 percent of capacity

“We very much hope 25% is a minimum position from which we can build - it is our absolute desire to enable as many people as possible to safely attend The Championships this year.

At the heart of our thinking is the intention to create the mix of spectators for which Wimbledon is known, while also working hard to protect the financial performance of The Championships, including the surplus that we deliver for the benefit of British tennis," Bolton revealed.

The last Wimbledon edition was one of the most memorable ones as world No. 1 Novak Djokovic saved two championship points in the final to beat record eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer.