Roger Federer’s absence cost Wimbledon a drop in attendance in 2022…
Wimbledon last year was hosted without Covid-19 restrictions limiting capacity and had returned for the first time last year and as things got better in the 2022 edition the full capacity is allowed in Wimbledon courts.
But regarding Officials of Wimbledon, the total attendance has dropped down to 11% compared to 2019.
and revealed that the attendance is lower than expected which is due to the absence of Roger Federer in Wimbledon 2022
Wimbledon attendance is down because of Roger Federer absence
The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) told the PA news agency that the main courts of Wimbledon were marked as full but the ground passes were not selling out, which is a loss for Wimbledon.
Moreover, Engineer Martin Jeffs, told PA that He attended the last 30 editions of Wimbledon events, and this year it was notably the quietest year ever, and He said Roger Federer is the player who everybody wants to watch.
“People came from all over the place to see him (Roger Federer) in America, Germany, South Africa.“
“The crowd used to be mostly foreign visitors, which made it a good atmosphere, but it’s quite down this year.
“Covid might have dropped the crowd a little bit as well.” Martin Jeffs says
People came from all over the place to see Roger FedererMartin Jeffs says
Also, Sue Potter who is a legal secretary from Devizes in Wiltshire, mentioned that He had been in Wimbledon around 20 times and this year is “the quietest one ever”.
“Cost of living, Covid have all had an effect on it I imagine.
“We said normally the queue is full of Aussies, and we’ve hardly heard an Aussie accent as well.
“You normally see a lot of Swiss flags when Federer is playing. Obviously, we haven’t seen any of them.”
Moreover, some tennis fans say that the cost of living in the United Kingdom crisis and coronavirus are likely to be keeping spectators away. and not be motivated to buy tickets.