The Wimbledon leaders confirmed that their game will be held in 2021 at a virtual press conference on Tuesday. Another sign that Britain is back to normal.
Wimbledon boss Ian Hewitt confirmed: “This will be a different game from what we know.” We are very happy to be back after canceling the trade last year. “
Organizers are working with public health authorities to bring the bleach capacity to 25% of its capacity. According to the attendance in 2019, about 125,000 spectators can watch the best rackets in the world during the 13 days of the game.
Of course, depending on the pandemic in the UK, this situation may change in the coming weeks. Before drafting the final plan, the organizers must be particularly aware of the health measures that will take effect on June 21. The competition will be held from June 28th to July 11th.
Like last year, Wimbledon is the only event in the world that has insurance against tournament cancellations
The event director announced on Tuesday that they have received more than 180 million pounds (310 million Canadian dollars) in compensation from insurance companies. They still had to suffer a loss of 36 million pounds (about 62 million Canadian dollars).
Revenue from box office and television rights accounted for most of these astronomical losses.
During these two weeks, players will be bound by almost military agreements. According to the “Daily Mail” report, if they fail to comply with the regulations, they will be fined $20,000 or even disqualified.
They will all live in the same hotel, which is a protected environment and will be tested regularly. They will not be able to go out, ask them to meet amateurs or family members.
For athletes, this is a 180-degree turn. Before 2020, several players used to rent a block of houses in the All England Club during their stay. For example, Roger Federer hired two people himself, his coach and his family.
These measures even apply to British players who are a stone’s throw from the Wenzhou tennis court. The organizers will undoubtedly give preferential treatment to locals.
For athletes, the conditions are not obvious. Their practice will waver again. These are sacrifices made to participate in the most prestigious tournament of the year.