Victoria’s Minister for Sport Martin Pakula confirmed on Saturday that up to 30,000 fans will be allowed to attend the 2021 Australian Open per day, which is half the average attendance of previous years, but a 25% increase from the previously announced limit.
The first eight days of the Australian Open will have a 30,000 daily crowd capacity, split equally between day and night sessions, while the number will be reduced to 25,000 starting from the quarterfinals.
This means that the two-week tournament will host up to 390,000 people, which will make it the most significant international event with crowds since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After fourteen long days spent in isolation upon their arrival in Australia, players have started to leave hotel quarantine. The tournament starts on February 8, after three warm-up events in Melbourne: the Gippsland Trophy, the Yarra Valley Classic and the Grampians Trophy.