In the upcoming Australian Open 30,000 spectators are allowed to visit the match per day announced the Victoria’s sports minister. The Australian Open begins from February 8-21 in Melbourne.
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The tournament will be classified into day and night session and for the first eight days they will permit 30,000 fans per day. From the quarter-finals the crowd will be reduced to 25,000, when comparing with previous year the fans will be available for only half percentage.
Martin Pakula says that, “Total 390,000 spectators will be in Melbourne Park over 14 days and this was only 50% average when comparing with previous years”.
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“Rod Laver Arena has a wonderful atmosphere and there will be no changes in the atmosphere which we saw previously”.
“It won’t be the same but it will be a wonderful international tournament with fans. People visit stadium before many months and in this event we can see that the stadium is filled with audience”.
After reaching Australia the players must undergo 14 days compulsory isolation and later they can leave the hotel quarantine. In the beginning of the January to conduct the first Grand slam tournament of the year more than 1,700 players, staffs and others reached the country by chartered flight.
To get practice and do exercise the players can leave the hotel rooms for five hours per day. After identifying corona patients in their aircraft a small group of 72 players were separately isolated in their rooms.
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Previous year Melbourne undergoes one of the world’s longest lock down and the players concerns the risk of COVID-19 which was posted by the tournament.