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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.



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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