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Australian Open hopes to increase capacity beyond initial 25%

Tennis Australia (TA) has set out an initial plan for 25% capacity at the three main stadiums for the Australian Open, launching a zone-based ticket scheme focused on these venues.

TA set out the plan today (Wednesday) after confirming at the weekend that next year’s rescheduled edition of the grand slam will take place at Melbourne Park from February 8-21, having initially been due to commence on January 18.

Ticket prices have been frozen or reduced in many categories for 2021 which takes into account the change in access to different areas onsite. Tickets start at A$49 (£28/€30/$37) for JCA, the same cost as a Ground Pass in 2020.

“Tickets will be more limited this year so you’ll need to get in early to secure your seat,” said Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley. “We are starting ticket sales at 25% of capacity in our three main stadiums and as we work closely with the Victorian government, hope to be in a position to increase our numbers as we get closer to the event.”

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