Australian Open ticket sales to be capped at 50pc

The Victorian government is capping further ticket sales for the Australian Open to 50 per cent of capacity to limit spread of the omicron variant but no one will lose their seat.

Ticket sales will be paused at 50 per cent of capacity – where a session has not already sold to that level.

However, all tickets purchased to date remain valid, and no tickets will be cancelled or changed. There will be no changes to ground pass access.

Face masks will be mandatory for all patrons, except when eating or drinking, and there will be limits of one person per two square metres for all indoor hospitality.

Ventilation will also be improved in indoor areas of Melbourne Park.

“As COVID-19 hospitalisations and cases continue to rise in Victoria, these mitigation strategies are proportionate and designed to assist in limiting the spread of COVID-19,” the state government said in a statement.

The 2020 Australian Open attracted 812,714 spectators and injected $387.7 million into state’s economy. The tournament will start this Monday and wrap on January 30.

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