Wimbledon Centre Court

AELTC ‘confident of crowds over 25% capacity’ at Wimbledon 2021

A recent update from Wimbledon organisers presents a positive outlook on the possibility of crowds over the current 25% capacity limit.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has suggested that they are hopeful of welcoming fans to Wimbledon this year at more than the as of now slated 25% capacity restriction.

“While the health and safety of all our guests remains our highest priority, further to the stage-three relaxation of restrictions and early positive indications from the Event Research Programme, we are confident that we will be able to increase our ticketing capacities for the Championships this year beyond the minimum 25 per cent position we set out last month,” the AELTC announced according to the Evening Standard.

“This confidence is based in particular on the reintroduction of the rule of six indoors in restaurant settings from May 17, and early indications that stage four guidance could include similar relaxations of the guidance for sports stadia,” the announcement continues.

Further relaxations of Covid guidelines and restrictions are set to come into force on 21st June, a week before the Championships take place.

“However, we also understand that there remains much discussion amongst Government and public-health authorities on this topic in light of the Indian variant, and we are committed to remaining flexible in our approach so that we are able to react accordingly,” the AELTC admitted.

“For this reason, we are continuing to leave confirming our ticketing capacities until as late as possible, with all tickets to be made available via an online sale, which we anticipate commencing in mid-June.”