Wimbeldon will most likely go ahead with reduced capacity this year, but the iconic tournament may well be played with no spectators.
Tournament organisers insist that they are expecting the competition to take place with reduced capacity this summer. However, they are not ruling out the possibility of a behind closed doors event or even a full capacity Championships.
Wimbeldon was cancelled in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It was the first time that the tournament did not go ahead since World War Two.
In October, The All England Club announced that it was planning for three possible scenarios for this year’s tournament; playing with a full set of fans, reduced capacity or behind closed doors.
A Wimbeldon statement issued today read: “Our aspiration is to stage the best Championships possible – a trusted, best practice, safe event – with the health and safety of all guests, staff and competitors remaining our highest priority.
“With five months remaining until the Championships, we are continuing to develop our detailed scenario planning and work closely with the relevant government and public health authorities to keep abreast of the latest developments in the fight against coronavirus.
“The majority of our planning focus is currently centred on the option of a reduced-capacity Championships and how that would affect each stakeholder group, but we are not yet in a position to rule out any of the other scenarios.”
Wimbeldon will take place from June 28 to July 11.