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Wimbledon 2019: five ways to get tickets

Even if you missed out in the first ballot draw, you could still be in with a chance

There are a number of ways tennis fans can obtain tickets for The Championships at Wimbledon in 2019. 

This year the UK’s grand slam event takes place at the All England Club from 1-14 July. Ticket options include the ballot, hospitality packages, debentures, “The Queue” and Ticketmaster.

Here is each method for buying Wimbledon tickets and everything you need to know about them.

The ballot

First introduced in 1924, the Wimbledon public ballot, in which tickets are assigned at random to lucky winners drawn from a pool of applicants, is the most affordable way for tennis fans to get their hands on tickets - but the draw is “substantially oversubscribed” every year.

The first ballot closed on 31 December 2018, with successful applicants notified in February this year. However, if you missed out this time around, all is not lost.

Ballot winners don’t get to apply for specific matches, and are instead randomly assigned a day and a court - and this is good news for tennis fans who lost out in the draw, as some ticket-holders will inevitably be unable or unwilling to attend their assigned day.

Returned or declined tickets will be go back into the system and be reassigned at random to a lucky new winner. Reballoting will continue until July 2019, so if you entered the ballot, you are in with a chance until then.

Hospitality packages

Keith Prowse is the exclusive official hospitality partner of The Championships at Wimbledon.

Fans can enjoy the hospitality experience in the Centre Court Skyview Suites, Rosewater Pavilion, The Lawn and The Players’ Tables. There are also private dining options for the Rosewater Pavilion and The Lawn. 

For prices and more information see keithprowse.co.uk

Debenture tickets

Wimbledon Debenture Holders is a specialist website set up in 2006. It has created a secure marketplace for fans to purchase exclusive debenture tickets on Centre Court and Court No.1 direct from the owners. For more details see wimbledondebentureholders.com 

The Queue

Wimbledon is known for its live TV broadcasts from “The Queue” outside the All England Club, where dazed fans have spent the night in tents hoping for the first chance to buy tickets. 

The tournament proudly boasts it is one of the “very few major UK sporting events where you can still buy premium tickets on the day of play”.

A limited number of tickets are sold daily for Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court - except for the last four days on Centre Court, when all are sold in advance. The Queue tickets are strictly one per person queuing. 

Several thousand Grounds Passes are also available each day at the turnstiles. The passes are for unreserved seating and standing room on Courts No.3 to No.18.

Ticketmaster

If you’re not keen on spending the night outside in a sleeping bag, then there is a very slim chance you could buy tickets online at Ticketmaster

According to the Wimbledon website there are several hundred Centre Court and No.3 Court tickets available for purchase online. These tickets are released daily in two categories:

Returned tickets
  • Available for Centre Court and No.3 Court 
  • On sale 48 hours before the day of play
Reserved tickets
  • Available for Centre Court and No.3 Court 
  • On sale each morning for the following day’s play

For more information on how to purchase tickets via Ticketmaster for The Championships 2019, join MyWimbledon at wimbledon.com/register.

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