The Wimbledon championship is the king of tennis tournaments in the world. Known for its rich tradition and decorum, the Wimbledon has got a systematic procedure for each and every aspect regarding it. The Wimbledon tickets are no exception to that matter. There are four ways you can purchase a Wimbledon tennis tournament ticket.
- Ballot tickets
- The Queue
- Ticket Master
- Official hospitality packages
Let us see how to buy the Wimbledon tickets by the above four methods.
1. Ballot tickets
In this approach, an application has to be submitted by a person claiming a ticket. The organizing committee takes in several such requests and conducts a lot computerized system. If you win the lot, you are eligible to get a ticket to watch the Wimbledon game.
The organizing committee never reveals the total number of tickets allotted for the Ballot system. For the next year’s tournament, the applications close on December 31st if this year. The results for the Ballot are announced in the month of February. Only one ticket is allowed for a person per application.
2. The Queue
This is the typical queuing system, where you get to the Wimbledon spot early in the morning to stand in a queue. The organizing committee members tie a wristband on your wrist. If you get this wristband, then you are most likely to get a ticket. The tying of wristband is purely on a first-come-first-served basis starts from 7.30am for an afternoon match.
3. Ticket Master
The Ticket Master is an online ticket selling forum, which sells Wimbledon tickets. Every day a particular number of tickets are allotted for booking online, and they get sold on a daily basis.
4. Hospitality Packages
Keith Prowse and “Sportsworld” are two tour operators who are approved by the Wimbledon. They arrange entire packages for your Wimbledon visit, which includes accommodation, travel, food and other facilities based on whether you are a local visitor or an international visitor.
The Wimbledon tournament occurs for 13 days. The game is conducted in four courts; court 1, court 2, court 3 and the center court, the center court being the main play area, where important matches occur. There is another area called ‘The Ground’ within the Wimbledon locality, where the spectators are seated with a live projection screen from which they can watch the game.
The ticket rates vary from £25.00 GBP to £175.00 GBP, the lowest price being on the ground. The rate varies according to the court and the type of game. The final match is, of course, the costliest one!