Getting Wimbledon tickets can be as competitive as the tournament – let us share some of our tactics with you before the Championships kick off on 2 July.
There are four paths that can lead you to Wimbledon ticket victory: buying through Ticketmaster, by ballot, hospitality packages or queuing. And once you’ve secured your ticket, we are more than happy to consult on What to Wear to Wimbledon and Where to Eat and Drink Nearby Wimbledon.
Wimbledon 2018 Tickets: Everything You Need to Know
Ticketmaster: Enlist your friends and family to all open the Ticketmaster window. Do not treat this like a drill. Wimbledon tickets usually sell out within a few minutes. You can sign up to be notified when the tickets are going live – the day before play. The tournament gets more expensive as it progress. A day one Centre Court ticket goes for £60, while a ticket to men’s final day on Sunday 15 July costs £210. General grounds admission for the first week costs £25.
Ballot: If you’re a true fan or just very practical, you may have entered the public ballot, which has been around since 1924 (and always in high demand). As applications closed by 31 December, successful entrants will have received Wimbledon tickets assigned by a computer selection process for a random day and court.
Hospitality Packages: From a three-course French meal from Michelin starred chef Albert Roux OBE to tables in the village suite with garden cocktail bar access, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the tennis in style through Wimbledon’s two organisers Sportsworld and Keith Prowse. Private marquees are available for hire from £22,300, details of which can be found in Wimbledon’s brochure and include add ons like gourmet catering and champagne on arrival.
Queuing: And now for something completely different…the queue. What you need to know if you’re gonna go for it is, firstly, brace yourself. While a certain amount of Centre Court, No 1 Court and No 2 Court tickets are made available each day (except for the last four days on Centre Court), actually getting a Wimbledon ticket means arriving far before the 9:30am cut off time, i.e. the night before. It is important to know that tickets are sold only one per person and are payable by cash only.
Good to Know: Wimbledon 2018 dates run from 2 July, finishing 15 July. The order of play throughout the tournament and for the Wimbledon Final will be released daily at wimbledon.com
The Championships are held at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, located at: The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5AE. Use SW19 5AG and SW19 5AF to locate the AELTC via Sat-Nav. All visitors are strongly advised to use public transport services, made easier with the Transport for London Journey Planner. Maps of the Grounds and accessibility information are also available.
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