Wimbledon finals will be staged with a FULL capacity crowd on July 10th and 11th despite the Government pushing Freedom Day back… while Wembley will welcom 45,000 supporters for semi-finals and final
The Wimbledon finals will be played in front of capacity crowds, the Government has confirmed.
The women’s final on July 10 and men’s final on July 11 will be contested in front of a full Centre Court in SW19.
The Euro 2020 last-16 match at Wembley on June 29 as well as the semi-finals and final in July will be staged in front of a 50 per cent capacity crowd.
A full crowd will be in place on centre court for the Wimbledon finals in July later this year
Euro 2020 brought fans into Wembley, with the final set to welcome half the ground’s capacity
Wembley will play host to the largest sporting crowd in the UK in more than 15 months, with roughly 40,000 fans in attendance for the final four Euros fixtures at the stadium.
Culture secretary Oliver Dowden revealed the Government has identified up to 20 pilot events across sport and entertainment.
Prime minister Boris Johnson had revealed on Monday that the planned full reopening date of June 21 had been pushed back, potentially four weeks until July 19.
‘We want to gather further evidence on how we can open up all big events safely, and for good,’ said Dowden.
Wimbledon was cancelled in 2020, with Novak Djokovic winning the mens event two years ago
Boris Johnson has revealed Freedom Day will be pushed back, with sport planning test events
‘The expansion of trials of the NHS app and lateral flow testing will mean that bigger crowds will be able to attend a limited number of major sporting and cultural events early this summer as part of our events research programme.
‘In the next few weeks this means more fans enjoying the Euros and Wimbledon, and some of our biggest cultural and sports events.’