World Snooker Championship: Crucible announces major change for every Sheffield fan starting today

The Crucible has increased its capacity for the Betfred World Championship snooker and will now be operating at 50 per cent, as lockdown measures continue to ease.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 12:39 pm

During round one of the tournament, between April 17 and 21, the famous Sheffield host of the snooker was allowing capacity to reach 33 per cent of its usual limit, however now, with the virus on the decline in the city, more people will be allowed to attend events.

A statement from The Crucible explained: “Bookings will be grouped in parties of one or two and the available seats will be spread around the venue to avoid different parties sitting next to one another.

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"Social Distancing will not be expected under this capacity although some mitigation procedures will be required to reduce the risk of transmission including wearing face coverings in the venue.”

Later on in the tournament more people will be allowed in, with capacity moving to 75 per cent for the quarter final from April 27