Crowds allowed back courtside at Australian Open in Melbourne, after coronavirus shutdown ends
Spectators will be allowed to attend the final four days of the Australian Open following confirmation the five-day Victorian state coronavirus lockdown will end at midnight.
- The Australian Open will have fans present at Melbourne Park to watch play on the last four days
- The event started with crowds capped at 30,000 per day — before the venue was closed to the public
- Now organisers have confirmed crowds will be allowed back from Thursday until the event’s conclusion on Sunday
Attendance from Thursday onwards will be capped at 7,477 spectators for each session, which is approximately 50 per cent capacity.
For the start of the tournament, organisers allowed a maximum of 30,000 fans a day to watch from inside the venue, although most days the total attendance was lower than this…