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Wimbledon Confident of Increasing Fan Attendance

Wimbledon is "confident" of hosting a larger crowd for the 2021 Championships.

The AELTC announced today it is confident it will host more than 25 percent of crowd capacity previously announced when the grass-court Grand Slam begins next month.

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"We are confident that we will be able to increase our ticketing capacities for The Championships this year beyond the minimum 25 percent position we set out last month," Wimbledon announced in a statement. "This confidence is based in particular on the reintroduction of the rule of six indoors in restaurant settings from 17 May, and early indications that Stage 4 guidance could include similar relaxations of the guidance for sports stadia."

The 134th Championships are set to start one week after current Coronavirus safety restrictions in the UK are scheduled to end on June 21st.

Typically, Wimbledon can host 42,000 fans per day under normal circumstances.

The 2020 Wimbledon was cancelled due to Coronavirus marking the first time in 75 years the event was not contested.

Wimbledon officials are awaiting confirmation from the government and said tickets for The Championships will go on sale in mid June.

"We also understand that there remains much discussion amongst government and public health authorities on this topic in light of the Indian variant, and we are committed to remaining flexible in our approach so that we are able to react accordingly," Wimbledon announced. "For this reason, we are continuing to leave confirming our ticketing capacities until as late as possible, with all tickets to be made available via an online sale, which we anticipate commencing in mid-June."

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