U.S. Open Becomes Latest Event To Announce 100% Capacity

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After a tumultuous 2020 that forced nearly every major sporting event to shutter its doors for live crowds, the concern of a post-COVID reality without the possibility of at capacity stadiums began to worry some, while others held hope we’d return to those days soon enough.

The U.S. Open joins a number of venues and organizations proud to open their doors for full capacity of fans now that the COVID hysteria has been put to rest.

Per reports released Thursday morning, the U.S. Tennis Association announced that its venue will be open for 100% capacity and ticket sales in anticipation of a full attendance of fans will go on sale in July. The final Grand Slam tournament will start on August 30 and conclude on September 12.

With this announcement, an audience upward of 70,000 attendees will be live and in person to witness the final Grand Slam tournament of 2021; a year after audiences were prohibited at the event.

Held at Flushing Meadows in the heart of New York, optimism predicated on vaccine efforts continues to fortify hopes that all signs of a post-COVID society are here to stay and enjoy.

A state once plagued by the damaging effects of COVID after horrendous leadership from Governor Andrew Cuomo, the bright blue state is beginning to embrace a full reopening now that 70% of the population has been vaccinated.

This past weekend at the French Open saw a COVID-limited crowd of 13,000, which is only a soupçon of the tens of thousands of fans expected at the U.S. Open in New York this August.

Time to cause a racket.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.

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