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Re: •~~~Welcome to Vikaland~~~ • - Vikalume 2.

Originally Posted by Igor_Biscan View Post
Or you can queue for ground pass every day and pay 200 total, then try to scrounge show court tickets off people who leave early

I guess with extended grass season, and Birmingham going premier from next year, we will see several of the top players playing one of the pre-wimbledon tournaments.
To bump this I'll start with a heavy off-topic rant .

Ha, I just have heavy disdain for the way Wimbledon is ran. It's so far behind the times it's beyond a joke. Queuing everyday just isn't viable really. To do that you would literally have to be at Wimbledon 24/7 for 2 weeks, and even then you cannot get centre court tickets anymore at like QF stage. I do not understand at all why they can think the current system is best, like lets be honest Wimbledon probably has the least actual tennis fans in the grounds of any event of that scale. I don't know why they don't take a leaf out of the way the ATP tour finals are run, it's affordable, better atmosphere etc.

The irony is Wimbledon themselves lose out, they sell final tickets through the ballot (has anyone ever actually won final tickets through the ballot ) for like 90, these tickets then sell all over the place for well over 1000 a ticket (the general price tends to be around 2500 a pair). It's ridiculous to think that I live about an hour from Wimbledon, and I consider the US Open my most accessible slam to go to. The USO have it right on many levels, it's very easy to buy tickets for every day you want to go to. The setup of Ashe being the only ticketed court also works well, it means I can just acquire tickets for every Ashe session, then if I want to wander the grounds earlier in the event (which I do) I can with ease. And guess what you can buy a ticket to every session, every day at Ashe, and it comes to a cheaper amount than it would to buy a Wimbledon semi or final ticket!

Oh and Hello all .
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