Wimbledon Championships 2021: How the Ticketing System Works, It’s Price and Number of Spectators Allowed

Published 05/15/2021, 8:56 AM EDT
A general view inside the Wimbledon Number 1 court with the new fixed and retractable roof after the Wimbledon Spring Press Conference 2019 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on April 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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. 


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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. 


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Roger Federer of Switzerland arrives for practice during Day Ten of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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. 

The Championships logo is seen on the third day of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship on June 22, 2005 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

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. 


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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. 


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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.