Will Wimbledon Championships 2021 Have Fans?

Published 06/19/2021, 12:13 AM EDT
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)


Without fans in the crowd, tennis players felt out of place on the courts. Inarguably, their absence made even the best of the tennis matches seem incomplete. However, the good news is that this would not happen at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

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After being canceled last year due to the ongoing pandemic, Wimbledon will return on June 28, 2021. Excitingly, the fans too will enter the All England Club and witness the only grass-court Grand Slam event embark again.

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Wimbledon Championships 2021: Spectators capacity

The All England Lawn Tennis Club has announced great news for fans waiting to see live tennis action at Wimbledon. But since the coronavirus situation has still not passed, there will indeed be restrictions.

Mainly, the AELTC will allow 50% spectator capacity inside the arena from June 28 till July 9. Concerning the current scenario, it is a significant step from Wimbledon and Great Britain Government.

A ‘The Championships’ logo is seen at Centre Court during previews for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 21, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Moreover, the dates above leave behind the women’s and men’s singles final, scheduled for June 12 and July 13, respectively. So what is the fan entry limit for the Championships finals?

For the first time since Australian Open 2020, which was 18 months ago, a major tournament will allow 100% spectator capacity. That’s right; a full-house Centre Court at Wimbledon will witness two of the biggest finals of the year.

In the statement, the AELTC said, “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.”

Also, they added that they continue to work closely with the Government to finalise the details, including the requirements for Covid-status certification for spectators.

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Last Wimbledon match with a full crowd

In 2019, the tennis fans present at All England Club saw the longest-ever Wimbledon final. It was undisputedly one of the greatest matches of all time, played between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland at the net following victory in his Men’s Singles final during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

No doubt, that match would have entirely different if there had been no fans in the stands. Since the Championships will allow spectators, hopes are riding high for many such encounters to happen.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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