Wimbledon, British Open Had Pandemic Insurance

That preparation will pay off this year.
April 22, 2020

For each of the past 17 years, the All-England Lawn Tennis Club has paid for an insurance policy to guard against losses if Wimbledon should have to be canceled in the event of a worldwide pandemic.

That preparation will pay off this year. The insurance will result in a payment of $141 million – or nearly half the amount that the club expects to lose as a result of the cancellation of this year’s tennis tournament. Wimbledon was scheduled to run from June 29 to July 12.

Also covered by pandemic insurance: the British Open.


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