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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about Wimbledon Tickets

Does anyone know how difficult it is to get tickets for Wimbledon on the day of the tournament? I am thinking of visiting London during the tournament and was hoping to pick up some tickets. Also is it easier the first week than the second? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 2011, 08:53 PM
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I think if you're commentating you just go straight in.
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Re: Questions about Wimbledon Tickets

you need to queue to get tickets at the tournments, an they are HUGE queue 3-4 hours lol, camp on site would be a good idea or arrive really really early and you can only have ground pass I think, which is nice, later in the day, you can buy stadium tickets from people who left early there's a stand for that. First week is cooler to go since if you only get a ground pass you have many interesting matches that you can see. NOt always the case later in the tournment, you might only get to see some doubles and juniors lol

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 2011, 09:07 PM
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I think if you're commentating you just go straight in.

Seriously though, it is practically impossible to get tickets on the day itself, unless you have lots of time.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 2011, 09:10 PM
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Didn't they do something last year where they released some tickets online the night before? You had to be signed up to the official newsletter for it.

Not sure if they're doing that again this year.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: Questions about Wimbledon Tickets

If you're wanting to get a ground ticket then yeah you can Queue up for a few hours, the last time I queued up was the first friday a few years ago and I got there (Wimbledon Park) at 7 and got in at 11.45 (just 15 mins before play started) really it's a long wait so I would just try getting tickets somehow to avoid it.

Oh and yes if you go on the 2nd week the Queue is less, but then most of the matches going on are juniors, doubles and other stuff like that so unless you want to see that...

I'm quite lucky as my mate's dad works there and can get me quite a lot of free tickets and passes

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I might camp out this year.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 2011, 01:59 AM
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Re: Questions about Wimbledon Tickets

Queueing for ground passes really isn't that big an ordeal at all. Seriously considering you are queueing for 20 pound tickets that are good for 9+ hours of quality tennis we are talking awesome value here. As for the queueing it depends on the day of the week and the weather as to when you need to arrive but during the 1st week if you get on line by 7 am you are pretty sure of getting in before play starts at 12 whatever day you are queueing for, even Saturday which has a much longer queue.

There are often days infact when getting on the queue by 8:30 will get you in by 11:30, particularly the 1st couple of days of the tournament, and also when it is overcast that helps keep the line from getting as big as it can. As for the actual queue, 75% of the time on the line you spend in the park sitting down, reading newpapers, chatting to friends and other people in the queue, eating a few snacks, and generally relaxing in a very pleasant laid back way. Quite simply, queueing is not the nighttime ordeal some make it out to be.

I must have queued for Wimbledon over 100 times over the years and most of the time its been really nice. Only time it gets stressful is when you cut it a bit fine timewise and you sense it is going to be borderline whether or not you actually get in. That said, in all the years I have queued I think I have missed the cutoff only 5 or 6 times really badly and another 12 or so times I've gotten in but after the matches have started, which is never ideal.

And to be honest, I always regard people who think queueing for 4 to 5 hours is too much for them as wimps.

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Re: Questions about Wimbledon Tickets

Just a tip, if you want a centre court ticket, avoid the Murray days! The queues seem to be much longer when he's playing.


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