“Expected To Receive Special Dispensation”: Wimbledon Championships 2021 Announce Good News for Fans

Published 06/12/2021, 6:49 AM EDT
The Championships logo is seen on the third day of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship on June 22, 2005 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)


As the clay court season comes to an end, the attention shifts towards the grass-court tournaments. Although the grass-court events are minimal as compared to the clay-court or the hard court season, it still holds importance at the highest level. After all, the only grass Major on the tennis calendar, the Wimbledon Championships, is one of the most prestigious events in all of sports.

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In a positive development, the Wimbledon Championships 2021 will allow up to 50% seating capacity for the audiences. Over the past season, tennis tournaments have restricted the involvement of fans to curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, there have been a number of events that have begun allowing spectators in a limited capacity.

A general view inside the Wimbledon Number 1 court with the new fixed and retractable roof after the Wimbledon Spring Press Conference 2019 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on April 30, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Wimbledon Championships will be coinciding with another major competition

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The Wimbledon Championships was the only Grand Slam event that was canceled last year. The French Open 2020 was postponed and held after the US Open, towards the end of September. This year, along with the Wimbledon Championships, the European Championships (soccer) is being conducted simultaneously. 

Although the venue for the European competition is held in various cities across Europe, the knockout stages will be held in Wembley in London. Fans are allowed to enter the stadium, following the 50% capacity rule. Therefore, since both events are held in London, a similar rule applies to both the competitions. 

Roger Federer of Switzerland arrives for practice during Day Ten of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Wimbledon Championships is one of the oldest competitions in sports

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Reflecting on the Championships and its history, it is one of the oldest competitions and most prestigious ones. It was founded in 1877 and is attended by all top personalities from various fields. With time, there have been modifications with regard to its structure and geography.

It is the only event that follows a strict code of conduct, with players being allowed to sport only the white color on their attires. Roger Federer has been the most successful player in its history, winning the competitions eight times. The Wimbledon Championships 2021 will be held from the 28th of June and will end on the 11th of July.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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