Wimbledon 2021 set to become first outdoor sporting event in England to allow full-capacity crowd since COVID-19 outbreak

The finals of the Grand Slam will host around 15,000 fans at Centre Court.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 4 July 2021 10:36 pm

After a thrilling first week of Wimbledon 2021, it has been a spectacle for tennis fans in London. However, the organizers are making sure that the excitement doesn't go away as they delighted everyone with their recent announcement. During the ongoing pandemic, the official announcements have usually been scary in recent times as there is a fear of matches being played behind the doors.

However, things are indeed coming back to normal as Wimbledon confirmed that the Centre Court will have 100% capacity crowd for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Grand Slam. In addition, the Court No. 1 will also have full-capacity crowd for the quarter-finals. With this announcement, it will become the first sporting event in the UK to have a packed crowd in an outdoor stadium.

How many fans will be allowed inside the stadium?

The Centre Court has been running with 50% capacity for the first half of the tournament with around 7,000 fans enjoying the live action. However, the full-capacity crowd would mean that the Centre Court and No. 1 Court would be able to host 14,979 fans and 12,345 fans respectively. However, the capacity across the rest of grounds could be reduced as per the number of courts in action at a particular time.

"Ticket-holders will continue to be required to show proof of their COVID-status on arrival, and are asked to observe the guidance around wearing face coverings on the move and supporting any additional mitigation measures in place," Wimbledon added in the official statement.