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AndrewMarshall
Oct 21st, 2008, 12:33 PM
Just heard that at Wimbledon the new Court 3 will be a show court, meaning that you have to get a seperate ticket for 4 of the courts. This means that there will be much less to see with a Ground Pass.

Of course prices have gone up again. Has anyone else heard this? I've been for a week for 12 years, but think I'll stick to the other slams from now on. Another example of Wimbledon ripping off the fans.

A court 3 ticket will now cost what Centre Court did four years ago. The prices raise by rediculous amounts every years and I've had enough of paying so much to get treated like crap. Roland Garros much better

Tennis Ball
Oct 21st, 2008, 01:17 PM
I am sorry to hear that.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 21st, 2008, 01:21 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/tickets/tickets.html

ridiculous :rolleyes:

GoDominique
Oct 21st, 2008, 01:30 PM
Thread starter is an anti-wimbledon troll it seems :rolleyes: topic has been discussed extensively over at MTF.

Caz
Oct 21st, 2008, 01:59 PM
I queued for the first week of Wimbledon for 10 years, until I made the decision to stop last year, after coming to the conclusion that the ridiculously high ticket prices and the way you are treated (I think they forget we are actually paying customers!) in the queue these days is just not worth it, when you can go to Roland Garros and see pretty much the same thing for less money and less hassle. I don't know what other people think, but IMO ever since the year of the stampede, the treatment of people in the queue has become progressively worse. This year was the first year I didn't go and I have to say there wasn't a single part of me that regretted the decision, whilst I was sitting at home watching it on TV.
The fact that they have now turned court 3 into another show court doesn't surprise me, but it also convinces me even further that I don't want to change my mind and go back there.

GoDominique
Oct 21st, 2008, 07:02 PM
I queued for the first week of Wimbledon for 10 years, until I made the decision to stop last year, after coming to the conclusion that the ridiculously high ticket prices and the way you are treated (I think they forget we are actually paying customers!) in the queue these days is just not worth it, when you can go to Roland Garros and see pretty much the same thing for less money and less hassle. I don't know what other people think, but IMO ever since the year of the stampede, the treatment of people in the queue has become progressively worse. This year was the first year I didn't go and I have to say there wasn't a single part of me that regretted the decision, whilst I was sitting at home watching it on TV.
The fact that they have now turned court 3 into another show court doesn't surprise me, but it also convinces me even further that I don't want to change my mind and go back there.
Can you elaborate on the bold part? I have no idea what you are referring to. :help:

For what it's worth, queueing has improved considerably this year. You now camp out in the park and also wait there until you start moving with the queue, and it's moving much faster now, one hour and you're in.
So I didn't feel treated like shit although I disagree with the ticket prices too. Then again, since the British pound has fallen compared to the Euro, it was actually cheaper this year for me than last year. That's no excuse but it made me care less. :p

Shvedbarilescu
Oct 21st, 2008, 07:16 PM
Can you elaborate on the bold part? I have no idea what you are referring to. :help:

For what it's worth, queueing has improved considerably this year. You now camp out in the park and also wait there until you start moving with the queue, and it's moving much faster now, one hour and you're in.
So I didn't feel treated like shit although I disagree with the ticket prices too. Then again, since the British pound has fallen compared to the Euro, it was actually cheaper this year for me than last year. That's no excuse but it made me care less. :p

Fully agree. I'm not delighted about the Court Three situation either but the queueing just gets easier and easier and last year was the best ever in term of how queuers were treated by far.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Oct 21st, 2008, 07:30 PM
Why is court three a show court? It's like a second rate version of the old court two, which I didn't like.

Are they making court three bigger now that court two has moved?

GoDominique
Oct 21st, 2008, 07:40 PM
Why is court three a show court? It's like a second rate version of the old court two, which I didn't like.

Are they making court three bigger now that court two has moved?
No one really knows.

My guess is that old Courts No.2 and No.3 stay as they are for now, but I'm not sure. There are plans to rebuild the outer Courts 3-11 but I can't really imagine this will be done within the next months.
So they would rename the old Court No.2 to Court No.3 and still treat it as a show court.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Oct 21st, 2008, 07:53 PM
No one really knows.

My guess is that old Courts No.2 and No.3 stay as they are for now, but I'm not sure. There are plans to rebuild the outer Courts 3-11 but I can't really imagine this will be done within the next months.
So they would rename the old Court No.2 to Court No.3 and still treat it as a show court.

lol, I can't believe that possiblity didn't even enter my mind :o Yeah they could just easily call the old court 2 "court 3". :lol:

AndrewMarshall
Oct 21st, 2008, 09:26 PM
New Court 2 (where court 13 used to be) will be is use next year. And they are building new courts 3 where 2 and 3 were. That also ready for 2009.

GoDominique
Oct 21st, 2008, 10:15 PM
New Court 2 (where court 13 used to be) will be is use next year. And they are building new courts 3 where 2 and 3 were. That also ready for 2009.
Where did you read/hear about the new Court No.3 being ready next year?

simonsaystennis
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:11 PM
Going to Wimbledon is my dream trip. Hopefully the prices don't get too outrageous by the time I have a chance to go.

gardengnome3
Oct 21st, 2008, 11:30 PM
Quick question: if I buy a Centre court ticket, do I have access to courts 1, 2 and 3? Thanks :)

moon
Oct 22nd, 2008, 12:06 AM
Quick question: if I buy a Centre court ticket, do I have access to courts 1, 2 and 3? Thanks :)
nope.
but any person with people skills (;)) could probably get onto the other 3 courts.
looks like i decided to take a break from Wimbledon at the right time. :D
I'm actually looking forward to watching it all on tv for the first time in 4 years. :bounce:

DutchieGirl
Oct 22nd, 2008, 12:56 AM
Hmm at least the ground passes don't seem to have gone up - that's about all I can afford.

Didn't have a problem with the way we were treated when queueing this year - but I still hate the whole idea of queueing. :p

Linnie
Oct 22nd, 2008, 01:51 AM
Yeah, I saw that on the website and it was WTF?? :( I'd have thought that since there was a bigger court two that they'd have made the old court two a "free" court :rolleyes:

I hope they'll have ticket availability for Centre Court on Ticketron again - that was very convenient. Thank goodness I only had to queue once this year; although I must say that wasn't so bad this year :)

AndrewMarshall
Oct 22nd, 2008, 11:36 AM
ground pass hasn't gone up. but you get less with it as court 3 will be show court.

Monica_Rules
Oct 22nd, 2008, 02:38 PM
So the new court 3 will replace courts 2/3now?

eugreene2
Oct 22nd, 2008, 03:14 PM
With the right skills, you can see whateva you want at Wimbledon.

DutchieGirl
Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:13 AM
ground pass hasn't gone up. but you get less with it as court 3 will be show court.

Yes, I can see that. :p