Tennis is one of the oldest sports and the Wimbledon Championships is one of the oldest tournaments played in this prestigious sport. It is played on the grass courts, which is a traditional surface and has been into flow since 1877. Fans from all over the world attend this event and are often considered a top priority by every avid tennis fan.
At Wimbledon, they follow a different method of issuing tickets for fans. The majority of the tickets sold to the general public are issued by a public ballot that the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club held at the start of the year. This procedure has been followed since 1924.
However, this year there won’t be any ballot system due to the ongoing battle with the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets for the public to attend the Wimbledon Championships 2021 will be made available online and the process is expected to begin in June.
Spectators holding last year’s tickets will be given first preference at Wimbledon 2021
In the previous year, spectators purchased tickets and will be given first preference to purchase their tickets for this year’s edition as the event was canceled in 2020. However, organizers are being cautious to ensure they are able to react to changing circumstances that may lead to an increase or decrease in attendance.
Due to the pandemic, there have numerous changes with regard to fans attending. Curbing large crowds help reduce the spread of the virus. To not have full capacity attendance in tournaments has been a policy followed by most organizers recently and will be followed in SW 19 too.
Normal opening hours for purchasing tickets are from Monday to Friday and between 9 am to 5 pm. At the moment, organizers have decided to allow 25% seating capacity and things can change depending on the situation during the tournament.
Pricing for Wimbledon Championships 2021 tickets
Prices for the tickets at the men’s singles final begin at £240. The cost of tickets for the lower courts begins at £44 and the lowest cost Centre Court ticket during the tournament is priced at £70. Normally, the women’s singles’ final ticket prices start at £200 while you can buy the men’s singles final ticket for £250. However, circumstances are different this year.
Usually, there is a queue every year and is considered a standard trend at the venue. However, due to keeping up with social distancing norms, this year there won’t be such a process. The main mode for the availability of tickets this season is online.
The 2021 Wimbledon Championships will take place from Monday 27th June and will end on Sunday 10th July. It will be interesting to see how players fair as it was the only Grand Slam event that was canceled last year. Players like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal along with Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will highlight the event.