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Lockdown could see another $10m hit to TA’s bottom line – The Age

The absence of fans will be another significant blow to Tennis Australia, having already hosted the grand slam at significant expense.

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TA chief Craig Tiley was forced to approach the Victorian government for a $60 million loan to cover the shortfall.
With crowds capped at 30,000 across Melbourne Park each day, a minimum of 100,000 fans were expected to pass through the turnstiles during the five days of the lockdown.
The Australian Open continued without fans on Saturday.Credit:Eddie Jim
The gates have been locked at the worst time for TA, as the middle weekend of the tournament generally pulls the events biggest crowds.
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