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Wimbledon to have maximum capacity crowds from quarter-finals onwards

Wimbledon General Views – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK – June 28, 2020 (File photo by REUTERS)

Wimbledon to have maximum capacity crowds from quarter-finals onwards

LONDON – Wimbledon will have full crowds starting in the singles quarter-finals as COVID-19 attendance restrictions are relaxed, the All England Club announced on Sunday.

Entries have been capped at 50% since the tournament started last Monday, although next weekend’s finals are expected to reach 100% on center court with a capacity of 15,000.

After a successful opening week, the Championships have now been allowed to run at full capacity from Tuesday’s women’s quarter-finals on center court and No.1 court.

Wimbledon is being used as a pilot event for the safe return of crowds as part of the government events research program.

It will be the first time outdoor stadiums will be at full capacity at a sporting event in Britain since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports in the country in March 2020.

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