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US Open tennis tournament to allow 100% fan capacity in 2021


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Posted at 5:15 AM, Jun 17, 2021

and last updated 2021-06-17 07:04:30-04

The U.S. Open tennis tournament will allow 100% spectator capacity throughout its entire two weeks in 2021.

The decision to fill stadiums comes a year after spectators were banned completely from the Grand Slam event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 U.S. Open will be the first tennis Grand Slam to host full capacity since the 2020 Australian Open. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday that all tickets for courts and grounds passes will go on sale in July.

The U.S. Open is scheduled to start in New York on Aug. 30.

The USTA’s decision to return to its usual number of people on-site is the latest step in a return to normal for New York and for sports fans. On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the state it reached a 70% threshold for vaccination rate.

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