The 2020 Wimbledon Championship was cancelled and was scheduled to be played later at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. The Grand Slam tennis was supposed to be played between June 29 and July 12 but it couldn’t take place due to the global rise of Coronavirus.
This year’s Grand Slam tennis tournament is planned to take place from June 28 to July 11, starting with half of the ground capacity which will rise throughout the championship before the two finals with 15,000 of volume Centre Court. Wembley will also be hosting Euro 2020 tournament with 50% of capacity for the knockout matches which is around 45,000.
There are discussions ongoing for the allowance of fans with the full capacity crowd with Grand Prix bosses for the event scheduled on July 18, despite the government’s decision to delay the easing of all remaining coronavirus restrictions until July 19.
“We want to gather further evidence on how we can safely open up all the big tournaments for good. The expansion of trials of the NHS app and lateral flow testing will mean that larger crowds will be attending a limited number of major sporting and cultural events early this summer as a part of our events research program. This means, in the next coming days more fans will be able to enjoy the Euros and Wimbledon and the other cultural and sporting major events,” said the Cultural Secretary, Oliver Dowden.
The final of women’s singles are planned for 10 July and the men’s singles final on 11 July at Wimbledon. “We are pleased to have worked with the government closely to finalise all the details including the requirements for Covid-status certification for spectators,” said All England Club in a statement.
Fans are required to show proof of vaccination or a test that shows it is negative, before the entry at England’s group matches.