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If I want to queue for Wimbledon ticket!!

If I want to queue for Wimbledon ticket on Tuesday 4 July (the 2nd day of 2nd week),
what time should I go for queueing?
I heard that some need to queue overnight, some said only the very early morning is ok.
What do you think? Anyone experience this?

one more question.. what do I need to prepare for?
I'll fly there just for wimbledon so I don't wanna miss it.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2006, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of ticket do you want? What time you need to arrive depends on what you want to buy, for a show court ticket, you'd probably need to camp overnight to be sure, for a grounds pass, arriving in the early morning should be fine.

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if you want a ticket for the womens QF

easily the shortest queue of any day you can queue for maincourt tickets.

there's hardly a queue for that, most turn up in morning.
probably 5am will get you in for a showcourt ticket.

if you just want outside ticket........ you'll get in by just walking straight into gates.
juniors start at 11am.

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I want to get a show court ticket.. Center court or Court 1 is ok for me.

The Boiled egg, you mean I don't have to go camping? 5AM is in time?


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Yes, 5 a.m. should be OK, but remember that the tube doesn't start operating until about 5:30 a.m., so if you're staying in Central London, it'll take you about 45 minutes to an hour to get to Southfields tube station (which is where you start your 15-minute walk to the outdoor parking lot/field where you start the queue). I've arrived at around 7 a.m. and it's still fine, just don't let the size of the queue frighten you into thinking you won't get a good seat, as you probably will....

There'll be hundreds of people already in a queue who've camped overnight on the road leading to the front entrance. They'll get in first, but those who arrive very early that morning will also get in...the queue looks enormous (you're herded into the big grass field I mentioned to the back of the queue) and doesn't move for quite a while until they open the front gates at about 10 or 10:30. It's a good idea to bring a newspaper or book to read while you wait, and don't forget to bring a hat/sunglasses/sunscreen if it's sunny, because you'll be standing/sitting there for hours before the gates open. Then, it moves very quickly!
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How about the first week of play? Is 5 AM early enough to get show court tickets then? Or should I queue overnight in the first week?
I'm staying near Wimbledon, so there's no problem to be there at 5 AM. Queuing overnight would be fun as well, but I'd prefer to sleep in a bed .

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It's not everyday when 5 am is enough to get tickets for show courts. Last year there were only 500 tickets each day for show courts on sale.. and there where so many ppl camping around the wimbledon courts that even at 5 was very tough to get any. Sometimes they give away even in afternoon hours some tickets if they find some more place on the stadiums where ppl can sit.. i had this kind of situation on wedensday during first week, when lady at the gate told me that some tickets left for No.1 court and sold me one for 18 pound, as for the prize like for the grounds one. I was surprised... but didnt wait any longer there.. and mixed up with the ppl when security and tournament ppl started asking from where these tickets came from lol.
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Well, my brother in law has a burger van for wimbledon, if you want centre court or court 1 for some popular match, you might have to queue over night. say go there 2-3am. However, pray for england do well in world cup, because ppl won't give a sh*t about tennis if england go far in worldcup (which will never happen)
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Well, my brother in law has a burger van for wimbledon, if you want centre court or court 1 for some popular match, you might have to queue over night. say go there 2-3am. However, pray for england do well in world cup, because ppl won't give a sh*t about tennis if england go far in worldcup (which will never happen)
Yeah, I thought about it too. May God help them reach the final knockout rounds . They'll proly play a quarterfinal in the evening before middle saturday, which would be awesome news for all the tennis fans coming to Wimby from abroad . GOOO ENGLAND, don't disappoint me .

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Do you have to queue on a certain night to get, say, show court tickets for the final? Or can you queue on the first night and get show court tickets for QF, semis and finals?
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^ I can't remember, but I think the first sunday you can queue for the ticket (for free), all other days you have to queue and buy them.
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I meant to ask if there were restrictions as to which day you are supposed to queue to get tickets for a certain round. Can you buy all Quarters, semis and finals tickets at the same time?
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I don't think so, bis2806.
You need to queue for each round each day.

People!!!
Let's say.. If I wanna queue for Tuesday 4th July QF tickets, 2-3AM is enough for it, right?
Can I go there by TAXI? Is there Taxi available overnight?


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^ I can't remember, but I think the first sunday you can queue for the ticket (for free), all other days you have to queue and buy them.

The first Sunday there's no play at all . Tradition . Only those years in which there are severe rain delays .
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