Wimbledon announce sensible, flexible plans for The Championships 2021
Wimbledon, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, plans to have fans at The Championships in 2021.
They’ve also asked players and their support staff, who normally rent homes near the All England club in southwest London, to stay in an official hotel bubble, similar to measures at other grand slams in the past year. Tournament organizers say these plans could evolve, depending on local health orders this summer.
“We are taking every step to remain as flexible as possible to ensure we are able to react to changing circumstances that may allow an increase or require a decrease in attendance, both ahead of and during the Wimbledon Fortnight,” the All England club announced in a statement. “We want to ensure that we can leave decisions on public capacity as late as we can in order to welcome the maximum number of guests, and manage our ticket distribution accordingly.”
Organizers also announced they will not have any queues for tickets or resales this summer.
“Although the promise of a return to a more normal existence is on the horizon, we are not there yet.” said AELTC Chairman Ian Hewitt. ” In line with the UK Government’s Roadmap, we are cautiously optimistic that The Championships will play an exciting role as the country begins to embrace a return towards normality.”