Wimbledon to allow full capacity at men’s and women’s finals

Jul 14, 2019; London, United Kingdom; Novak Djokovic (SRB) lifts the trophy after his mens final match against Roger Federer (SUI) on day 13 at the All England Lawn and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Wimbledon will feature full-capacity crowds of 15,000 at Centre Court for next month’s men’s and women’s finals.

The grass-court Grand Slam tournament, canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin on June 28 at 50 percent capacity for all matches.

The level will build to full capacity in time for the July 10-11 singles title matches, organizers announced Monday.

“This will enable us to fulfill 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,” read a statement from the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

Wimbledon officials said more details about health and safety protocols for spectators and participants will be released on Wednesday, including requirements for “Covid-status certification for spectators.”

The defending champions from 2019 are Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Romania’s Simona Halep.

–Field Level Media