MELBOURNE/STARNBERG, February 17, 2021
The Australian Open will be able to open its gates to fans for the last four days of the Grand Slam tournament. This was announced by the organizers on Wednesday.
“We look forward to welcoming fans back to the Australian Open for the next four days and to finishing the event safely and on a high,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.
“The crowd will be capped at 7,477 for each session, which is approximately 50 per cent capacity.
“Last week we had our first real experience of live sport with fans in the stands and the atmosphere was electric. The players appreciated the opportunity to compete in front of crowds for the first time in almost a year, and many spoke about how emotional it was to connect with fans again.
“The COVIDSafe measures we had in place will continue, and we’ve opened up the zones so everyone can access the full site and enjoy both Grand Slam Oval and Garden Square.
“We are all looking forward to an incredible four days of tennis and can’t wait to see everyone back at the AO.”