Three scenarios under study, including in camera
The AELTC is pleased to provide an update on The Championships 2021 and its contributions to the COVID-19 response ⬇️#Wimbledon
– Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) October 16, 2020
“These scenarios are divided into three categories: a tournament with maximum capacity, a tournament with a reduced number of spectators and a closed-door tournament, all (these scenarios) depending on the evolution of instructions from the government and health authorities”, All English Lawn Tennis Club president Sally Bolton explained on Friday. Everything will depend on the health context at the time when the tournament is scheduled for the moment (from June 28 to July 11, two weeks before the Tokyo Olympic Games, postponed for one year), the evolution of the coronavirus as well as restrictions such as the protocol which will then be in effect.
With only one goal for the organization: not to find yourself again forced to cancel the competition. “Holding the tournament in 2021 is our number one priority and we are studying very carefully all the possible scenarios to maintain it.” And if we have to go behind closed doors to keep the tournament going, then Wimbledon will be played behind closed doors.