Jun 26, 2014 -- 1:12PM, n88uk wrote:
Tbh I don't actually think the Wimbledon tickets at face value are bad at all.What I dislike about Wimbledon and this is purely for selfish reasons is because of the way it's setup it's very hard to court surf. The grounds are totally packed, a lot of courts are at capacity.At US Open you can buy a ticket for Arthur Ashe (which is only like $20 more than a ground pass) and go watch any court you like. You can freely move about the courts except in very rare circumstances where Armstong/Grandstand are at capacity, which only happens if an American is playing there tbh.The fact you have to queue overnight to get those Wimbledon tickets at face value is the problem.
the queue is the muggiest thing about Wimbledon
hang out in a field overnight for the chance at about 200 tickets on Centre/1 and 500 more on the others and then be too tired to enjoy the tennis in the morning
this is 2014, sell the tickets like normal ****ing events
Jun 27, 2014 -- 3:20PM, Asparagus Man wrote:
I don't agree that Wimbledon is difficult to get tickets to - it's extremely popular for sure, but you have a lot of options.The queue is great - it gives people a chance to attend on the day they want to obtain a face value ticket. If you don't want to queue then go through an agency and pay £500 for a debenture seat.The public ballot also makes it accessible to the general public.For the Rolling Stones you hope to get lucky in an internet queue or take your chances on a resale site.
queuing 24+ hours before to have a chance is definitely great!! 250? (500 max) tickets on CC/C1, the bigger problem is that only that many are made available to peasants like us
people have jobs and stuff and a trip to Wimbledon for 1 day means you'd need 2 days off work
Queens and Wimbledon are awfully inaccessible to the average person
Jun 28, 2014 -- 9:02PM, windsor knot wrote:
this is an interesting thread for me, a summer armchair grass tv tennis fan . i like watching women's games , yes because some are beautiful, but the
Jun 26, 2014 -- 11:27AM, judorick wrote:
that's the difference between a tennis fan (you) and the people on Centre and 1they don't care if it is one sided, in fact they would rather watch Serena and Masha annihilate some qualifier than watch a competitive matchconfirms to them that all is right with the world
Jun 30, 2014 -- 10:28AM, northanlite wrote:
if you get a full days play £48 is about the best value i've heard of for a major sporting event. i think they should raise their prices.people are paying over £100 to go and watch 80 mins of rugby at Twickenham ffs
The prices rise as it goes on.
Eg. tomorrow Centre Court costs £93. Court 1 costs £72.
The men's final is £148. A figure I am sure has gone up a lot in recent years, as I swear it used to be more like £90.
Jul 1, 2014 -- 11:46AM, DonNo1 wrote:
So really you're saying it's a supply issue, not how they are distributed'Wrong hands' The hands who pay membership fees for clubs which support the LTA and tennis in the country?I'd sooner moan about the corporate allocation than that through tennis ties
And this would be why the LTA fails to do the job they are supposed to do of producing tennis players. But that's for another discussion.
Even with those that are in circulation they are distributed wrongly.
As Aaron has basically said. The opportunity cost of paying an extra £7 on Ticketmaster is less than queuing 25 hours for a lot of people.
Jul 1, 2014 -- 7:36PM, DonNo1 wrote:
aaronh 01 Jul 14 17:27 I would rather pay £70 on ticketmaster than be a queue mug and pay 48You're the mug, you don't get to see any tennis whilst others do. You only have to take 1 day off work, just queue over the middle weekend and go in on monday
it's f***ing 2014, the idea of selling things this way is ridiculous and outdated!! not sure how anyone can argue otherwise. it would have been in 2004. it's sad that people can justify the queue over buying online (or even the phone ) these days
The funny thing is you can actually get face value tickets on ticketmaster for centre if you're on the ball. You even get 2 shots at it every day
oh yes, few hours/night before. very helpful for those who work, live outside of London once more. selling tickets prior to the tournament allows people to make PLANS, not everyone can just swan off to Wimbledon on a few hours notice
there is hardly any tickets on gen sale wonder if sub 500 on PC, sub 1000 on AA is amount available to gen public at these slams? too lazy to check Oz