Fans at the All England Club will already have plenty to celebrate during the Wimbledon fortnight as The Championships return to the tennis calendar for the first time since 2019.
Now, organisers have given them even more reason to cheer, after announcing that both the men’s and women’s finals will be played with a 100 per cent capacity crowd on Centre Court.
“We are continuing to work closely with the Government to finalise the details, including the requirements for Covid-status certification for spectators,” said the All England Club in a statement.
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The Championships, which begin on Monday 28 June, will be staged with 50 per cent capacity around the grounds. But this figure is set to grow as the fortnight goes on, building to full capacity for championship weekend, 10-11 July.
That will make the Wimbledon finals the first sporting event in Great Britain to be played with a full, 100 per cent capacity crowd since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This will enable us to fulfil our aspiration of staging the best Wimbledon possible within the current circumstances, with the health and safety of all those who make Wimbledon happen – our guests, competitors, members, staff, media, officials, local residents, and partners – remaining our highest priority,” the All England Club also stated.