The tournament edition of Wimbledon This coming summer will be played with reduced capacity, although the number of spectators will not be decided until later to try to ensure the maximum possible.
According to the organization of the tournament 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 tournament Wimbledon It starts on June 28, a week after the United Kingdom, if all goes according to plan, lifts the restrictions due to Covid-19.
In addition, the tournament confirmed that this year there will be no ‘The Queue’, the traditional queue that is organized in the park Wimbledon Park, where people camp even overnight to get cheap tickets.
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 in the vicinity of the All England Club.
By last, Wimbledon stated that the project for the expansion of the All England Club, with the purchase of the attached golf course, it has been delayed and that as a consequence the preliminary phase will not be able to be played there until 2028.