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nevetssllim
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:05 PM
And applications for tickets open tomorrow. :bounce:

I'm aiming to buy ground passes for the first three days of the tennis which are very reasonably priced at £20 and I'd really like to go for the first two days of the athletics before watching the women's marathon on the third morning of the athletics programme.

Is anyone else planning on buying tickets for the Games? And if so, which events do you hope to watch? :wavey:

Mary Cherry.
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:11 PM
Definitely going to apply for tennis tickets, not sure which day(s) though. Wouldn't mind seeing the opening ceremony either, but I imagine it'll be ridiculously expensive.

Fortunately it's not a case of first come first serve although if it's anything like the Wimbledon ballot, I won't be getting my hopes up.

Ellery
Mar 15th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Yay :)

Just Do It
Mar 15th, 2011, 12:45 PM
Buying tickets 500 days before Olympics start is not smart, who knows what will happen meanwhile, maybe you wont even be alive :tape:

Langers
Mar 15th, 2011, 01:02 PM
Awesome!!! Cannot wait! :worship: Best 2 weeks of the year for sure.

M.P
Mar 15th, 2011, 01:39 PM
how many days until 21/12/12??

Bartosh
Mar 15th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Wouldn't mind seeing the opening ceremony either, but I imagine it'll be ridiculously expensive.

£20.12 for cheapest tickets :)

Gerri
Mar 15th, 2011, 03:14 PM
I want to go to the tennis and athletics, especially the heptathlon but that's going to be hard to get tickets for.....Maybe gymnastics too but that's probably better to watch on tv.

I'm already excited. I live in east London and it's great having the Olympic Park so close by :yeah:

Bismarck.
Mar 15th, 2011, 04:18 PM
And, only hours after unveiling the countdown clock for the Games, it stops. :lol:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12749912

Certinfy
Mar 15th, 2011, 05:51 PM
Going to do my best to go to the tennis, but I'm not really sure would be a crazy few months for me as I'm planning to go to RG, Queens, maybe Eastbourne, Wimbledon, the Olympics and then the USO in 2012 :help: :o

nevetssllim
Mar 15th, 2011, 07:43 PM
Buying tickets 500 days before Olympics start is not smart, who knows what will happen meanwhile, maybe you wont even be alive :tape:

Well I'm not planning on dying any time soon and besides which, applications for tickets close next month.

Dave.
Mar 15th, 2011, 08:11 PM
Applied for a couple of ground passes. Annoying it's so early though as I have no idea if I will be available those days, I might even be on holiday. :lol:

It's going to be so good going there so soon after Wimbledon, especially not having to get there at 7am to queue. :drool:

leebeasy
Mar 15th, 2011, 10:19 PM
Very exciting seeing it splashed over the papers.
I don't really get this whole application process really. Obviously you want to increase your chances and add more days and events but what if you got really lucky and managed to get mulitple tickets for more than one event or day? That could be a lot of money when really you only wanted a ticket for one day, since they give you a chance to opt out.

Also could someone clarify something for me as well regarding tickets? Grounds pass is access to all courts except CC and C1? And a CC ticket is access to all courts except C1?

nevetssllim
Mar 16th, 2011, 08:03 AM
Very exciting seeing it splashed over the papers.
I don't really get this whole application process really. Obviously you want to increase your chances and add more days and events but what if you got really lucky and managed to get mulitple tickets for more than one event or day? That could be a lot of money when really you only wanted a ticket for one day, since they give you a chance to opt out.

Also could someone clarify something for me as well regarding tickets? Grounds pass is access to all courts except CC and C1? And a CC ticket is access to all courts except C1?

From what I've heard, you are able to re-sell your tickets at face value so I don't think that should be a problem.

You're spot on with the ground passes. A Centre Court ticket (and a court one ticket) essentially doubles up as a ground-pass.

ivanban
Mar 16th, 2011, 09:27 AM
And, only hours after unveiling the countdown clock for the Games, it stops. :lol:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12749912

Already sounds promising :o

Marionated
Mar 16th, 2011, 12:54 PM
I might apply. I definitely want to go to a tournament this summer though.

leebeasy
Mar 16th, 2011, 08:13 PM
From what I've heard, you are able to re-sell your tickets at face value so I don't think that should be a problem.

You're spot on with the ground passes. A Centre Court ticket (and a court one ticket) essentially doubles up as a ground-pass.

Ah ok. They keep that quiet on the website! Thanks for your help.

Mary Cherry.
Mar 16th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Going to do my best to go to the tennis, but I'm not really sure would be a crazy few months for me as I'm planning to go to RG, Queens, maybe Eastbourne, Wimbledon, the Olympics and then the USO in 2012 :help: :o

That'd be the best summer EVER :hearts:

Last year I did Estoril, RG, Eastbourne, Wimbledon and Toronto, then WTF in London in November. Well worth the time/money if you ask me :)

nevetssllim
Apr 25th, 2011, 01:33 PM
Applications for tickets close tomorrow. :wavey:

Super Dave
Apr 25th, 2011, 02:16 PM
How many days are left now? You should update the thread title ;)

Sharapovian
Apr 25th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Well I already sent away an application I think it was for the first two days and CC. Unlikely to get them but it was worth trying to apply for them anyway.

Maybe I should have tried applying for ground passes as well - but I didn't really know what they were until someone told me. I've never been to Wimbledon so wasn't sure what was the best thing to apply for.

I might try applying for grounds passes but guess if I do apply for them now - it will go down as a separate application from the last one. In fact they probably only allow one application, so oh well.

Wanted to go try to Wimbledon this year but I was too late applying for the ballot and seems quite difficult to get tickets just by queuing up there :shrug: Maybe next year. :lol:

EDIT: Just seen on the other page that if you get a CC ticket that you get access to other courts except Court 1?

Andreas
Apr 25th, 2011, 02:38 PM
Applications for tickets close tomorrow. :wavey:

Where do you apply? I'm gonna go if I can get tickets :)

Sharapovian
Apr 25th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Where do you apply? I'm gonna go if I can get tickets :)

http://www.tickets.london2012.com/howtoapply.html

Andreas
Apr 25th, 2011, 03:18 PM
http://www.tickets.london2012.com/howtoapply.html

Thank you :D I have now applied for a 580£ worth of tickets :tape:
When will I know if I have gotten the tickets or not?

Edit: "Please note that your application is only a request for tickets at this stage. We will let you know by 24 June 2011 whether you have been allocated tickets."
I certainly hope I won't get all of the tickets... :unsure:

Mary Cherry.
Apr 25th, 2011, 03:31 PM
Crap, I forgot about this :help: I won't get my hopes up too much, I bet the demand for tickets will be ridiculous. But I'll definitely have a look at the resale when it's open :)

Wanted to go try to Wimbledon this year but I was too late applying for the ballot and seems quite difficult to get tickets just by queuing up there :shrug: Maybe next year. :lol:

EDIT: Just seen on the other page that if you get a CC ticket that you get access to other courts except Court 1?

I think I failed with the ballot this year too :sad: But I read that they sell a few tickets over the Internet the night before? Apparently they did it last year as well, so if you live nearby it's ideal :) ...unfortunately I don't live nearby :lol:

Sharapovian
Apr 25th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Thank you :D I have now applied for a 580£ worth of tickets :tape:
When will I know if I have gotten the tickets or not?

Edit: "Please note that your application is only a request for tickets at this stage. We will let you know by 24 June 2011 whether you have been allocated tickets."
I certainly hope I won't get all of the tickets... :unsure:
I just checked the e-mail confirmation I got and it said

'Please ensure you have sufficient funds available on your Visa card between 10 May and 10 June 2011.'

So I'm guessing you could find out any time then.

I was worried about that - applying for too much and maybe getting lucky, so to be safe I just applied for less - but less likely to get something now.

Crap, I forgot about this :help: I won't get my hopes up too much, I bet the demand for tickets will be ridiculous. But I'll definitely have a look at the resale when it's open :)

I only applied for tennis, but still the demand will be quite high for that so won't be surprised if I get nothing.

There would be some tickets will go on re-sale with people canceling I imagine.

I think I failed with the ballot this year too :sad: But I read that they sell a few tickets over the Internet the night before? Apparently they did it last year as well, so if you live nearby it's ideal :) ...unfortunately I don't live nearby :lol:

I didn't even get round to applying because I left it too late :lol:

Unfortunately I don't live nearby either but I do have family that lives in London but it's not easy getting there in a short space of time.

nevetssllim
Apr 25th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Well I already sent away an application I think it was for the first two days and CC. Unlikely to get them but it was worth trying to apply for them anyway.

Maybe I should have tried applying for ground passes as well - but I didn't really know what they were until someone told me. I've never been to Wimbledon so wasn't sure what was the best thing to apply for.

I might try applying for grounds passes but guess if I do apply for them now - it will go down as a separate application from the last one. In fact they probably only allow one application, so oh well.

Wanted to go try to Wimbledon this year but I was too late applying for the ballot and seems quite difficult to get tickets just by queuing up there :shrug: Maybe next year. :lol:

EDIT: Just seen on the other page that if you get a CC ticket that you get access to other courts except Court 1?

I'm not 100% sure but for Wimbledon, a Centre Court ticket also gives you access to the outside courts so I'm guessing the same will apply for the Olympics but unlike Wimbledon, the only other ticketed court for the Olympics is court one.

Thank you :D I have now applied for a 580£ worth of tickets :tape:
When will I know if I have gotten the tickets or not?

Edit: "Please note that your application is only a request for tickets at this stage. We will let you know by 24 June 2011 whether you have been allocated tickets."
I certainly hope I won't get all of the tickets... :unsure:

Crap, I forgot about this :help: I won't get my hopes up too much, I bet the demand for tickets will be ridiculous. But I'll definitely have a look at the resale when it's open :)

I think I failed with the ballot this year too :sad: But I read that they sell a few tickets over the Internet the night before? Apparently they did it last year as well, so if you live nearby it's ideal :) ...unfortunately I don't live nearby :lol:

I've heard for some events (athletics, swimming, gymnastics, cycling etc), the chances of attaining tickets at 1-2 in 10. :eek: I think that might be a slightly pessimistic prediction but yeah, the demand will be very high and I doubt anyone will get all the tickets they ask for.

I've applied for tickets for the first five days of the tennis and a couple of days of athletics. :unsure:

Must say I'm not that impressed with the ticket system. Couldn't they have provided us with some seating plans so we can see which seats we might get? Tickets for athletics are really expensive (even third-rate seats are £150) so I'd like to know what sort of view I'm going to get (if any!) and whether it's worth spending so much money on them.

Sharapovian
Apr 25th, 2011, 04:11 PM
I'm not 100% sure but for Wimbledon, a Centre Court ticket also gives you access to the outside courts so I'm guessing the same will apply for the Olympics but unlike Wimbledon, the only other ticketed court for the Olympics is court one.

Thanks. If I'm lucky enough to get CC tickets I will probably use them anyway but that's good if there's the option available :yeah:


I've heard for some events (athletics, swimming, gymnastics, cycling etc), the chances of attaining tickets at 1-2 in 10. :eek: I think that might be a slightly pessimistic prediction but yeah, the demand will be very high and I doubt anyone will get all the tickets they ask for.

I've applied for tickets for the first five days of the tennis and a couple of days of athletics. :unsure:

Must say I'm not that impressed with the ticket system. Couldn't they have provided us with some seating plans so we can see which seats we might get? Tickets for athletics are really expensive (even third-rate seats are £150) so I'd like to know what sort of view I'm going to get (if any!) and whether it's worth spending so much money on them.

I imagine athletics would have quite a high demand and the other sports too.

Hopefully tennis the demand isn't as high as them otherwise no chance of getting anything.

I don't like their ticket procedure either but then I do realise what they are trying to do.

Like they say you should only apply for the sessions you are sure you want to go to and not just apply for so many random ones. Which is what I would have done :lol:

As for the seating arrangements, yeah it's not very clear. For example tennis, I thought the lowest priced tickets would get you the 'worst' seating and so on but it doesn't seem to be like that.

Fantasy Hero
Apr 25th, 2011, 05:43 PM
i'll be there with the whole family...we've been planning this for monthes already :lol:
me and my dad are surely going to watch some tennis and volleyball for sure...then i dunno i like so many sports :sobbing:

Bismarck.
Apr 25th, 2011, 07:56 PM
:lol: I applied for a ground pass for the first weekend (hopeful) and Centre Court tickets for the finals on the second weekend (not so hopeful).

Mary Cherry.
Apr 26th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Just got my application in now. I was a little ambitious - didn't go for many days but I went for the best ones :tape:

Halepsova
Apr 27th, 2011, 07:53 PM
This world is gonna collide in 2012. So no more Olympics. :sobbing: