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Australian Open to welcome back capacity crowds

───   MORGAN PIEK 13:33 Thu, 18 Nov 2021

Australian Open to welcome back capacity crowds | News Article
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The 2022 Australian Open will opens its door to a full capacity of spectators.

The year's first Grand Slam that gets played in Melbourne was hard hit this year when only a limited number of tennis enthusiasts were allowed to attend.

The hard-court tournament also had to endure a five-day spell of no spectators due to positive Covid-19 cases in the players bio-bubble.

This morning, authorities in Victoria announced that they will permit full stadiums because of the state hitting a 90% vaccination rate.

In addition, the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India will also welcome back a crowd to the 90 000 seater Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

The Australian Open will start on 17 January.

Morgan Piek OFM Sport

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