Wimbledon Championships 2021 Announces Exciting News Ahead of the Second Week of the Grand Slam

Published 07/04/2021, 1:05 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 A member of security is seen on centre court REUTERS/Paul Childs


Even the 50 percent of fans at Wimbledon Championships 2021 have been very loud and surreal in cheering their stars. And now with great excitement, Wimbledon has announced that the Centre Court and No.1 Court will feature 100 percent fans.

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Andy Murray walks on Centre Court before his first-round match against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili REUTERS/Paul Childs

Earlier after getting the nod from the government, the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club had confirmed that 100 percent of the crowd will only be allowed for the men’s singles and women’s singles final matches on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. But now as the government further eases restrictions, the AELTC is now allowed to host full capacity crowd at their two flagship courts, the Centre Court and No.1 Court even before the finals.

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From when will there be 100% capacity at Wimbledon Championships 2021?

This will come into effect from the quarterfinal stages. Once the fourth round fixtures are dealt with the two stadium courts will operate at full capacity. Centre Court has a capacity of 14,979 whereas the No.1 Court has a capacity of 12,345. This is only acceptable at the two stadium courts and the capacity will remain reduced on other courts.

General view of the roof covering court 1. REUTERS/Toby Melville

“Following the successful staging of the first week of The Championships, as agreed with the Government’s Events Research Programme and in consultation with our Local Authority in Merton, the AELTC is pleased to confirm that Centre and No.1 Court will feature 100% capacity crowds for the Quarter-Finals, with Centre Court also at 100% for the Semi-Finals and Finals,” Wimbledon said in its statement.

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This will surely make the fans happy. During the first ticket sales, Wimbledon had an influx of potential ticket buyers. Within a few minutes, the tickets appeared sold out on the online servers and many fans were disappointed. But now ticket sales have restarted.

The crowd at Wimbledon 2021 has been surreal because the tournament itself has returned after a year’s absence. Roger Federer and Andy Murray have been the crowd favorite in the first week of the Grand Slam. Moreover, the 50 percent crowd had been supportive of Serena Williams when she retired in her first-round match due to injury. Who do you think benefits from the increased crowd?

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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