The tennis tournament has some of the most sought after tickets for any sporting event in the world
WIMBLEDON is the biggest and most prestigious tennis tournament that attracts the world’s best players and many celebrity spectators.
Here’s all you need to know about trying to snap up tickets for the 2017 tournament, which is proving to be as exciting as ever.
How can I get tickets for Wimbledon 2017?
There are four main ways to get tickets for The Championships, including the ballot, the queue, official hospitality and Ticketmaster.
The ballot for tickets for this year’s tournament closed many months ago and hospitality packages were quickly snapped up.
This means the only ways to now bag a ticket for Wimbledon 2017 is through the queue, which allows tennis fans to line up outside the All England Club in the hope of being allowed in on the day of play, or online.
Around half a million people are expected to attend the two-week tournament which this year will be guarded by security barriers and armed police.
Can I buy tickets for Wimbledon 2017 on the day of play?
The only way to get tickets for Wimbledon 2017 on the day of play is in the queue.
A limited number of tickets are available for each day of the tournament for Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court as well as ground passes for unreserved seating and standing on Courts No.3 through to 18.
The tournament sell the tickets on a strict first come first served basis and one ticket is sold to one person by cash only.
When arriving at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, you will have to go to the back of the queue, where you will get a numbered queue card.
Turnstiles to the grounds open at 9.30am and those at the front of the queue will be given tickets for the show courts.
Those further back will get a grounds pass admission but once the club is full, people can only be admitted if others inside leave.
What are the prices for Wimbledon 2017 evening and final tickets?
Prices for tickets at Wimbledon 2017 vary from court to court and as the competition progresses.
For example, a ticket for Centre Court on day one of the competition would have cost just £56 but tickets on ladies’ final day are £155 and are £190 on men’s final day.
For No.1 Court, a ticket on the first day would have set you back £45 but as the court becomes quieter as the tournament comes to a close, they can be knocked down to just £29.
Ground passes vary between £25 and £8, depending on the day when you want to visit the Championships. The more expensive prices are during the first few days when many of the big names play on outside courts.
But in the final days of the tournament, ground admission is just £8 and, even though there isn’t much play on outside courts, you could watch matches on the big screen next to Henman Hill.
Can I buy tickets for Wimbledon 2017 online?
Two types of advance tickets for Centre Court (13 days) and No.3 court (first 7 days only) are available on Ticketmaster during the tournament, but you’ll need to be very quick off the mark to get them.
Reserved seats – A number of seats go on sale each morning at 9am for the following day’s play – eg 9am on Thursday for play on Friday.
Returned tickets – If any tickets have been returned, they go on sale at noon each day, two days before the day of play – eg noon on Monday for play on Wednesday.
If you fancy seriously splashing the cash, there are also a number of debenture holder seats available to buy, which also include access to the luxury debenture lounges.
Prices start from £720 up to £7,780. Visit the debenture holders website for availability.
How long is the queue to buy Wimbledon 2017 tickets?
The queue to buy tickets on the day for Wimbledon can get extremely long as some people turn up at the grounds the night before to ensure they are admitted the next day.
Sometimes, the queue becomes too long and the All England Club have to advise people not to join, as they wont be able to accommodate them.
If you plan on queuing, the advice is to check the Wimbledon social media accounts, where they give updates on the length of the queue.
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