Wimbledon raises ticket prices for 2023 championships

Wimbledon has increased its ticket prices for next year’s tennis tournament, with the All England Club opening the public ballot this week. Fans are now able to apply for tickets for the competition, which will be held between July 3 – 16 next year.  Tickets for both the men’s and women’s singles finals, which take …

Wimbledon sales fall short of expectations despite record attendance

Wimbledon attracted a record number of attendees during the 2022 championships despite missing sales targets by 25,000. The All England Club posted a total attendance of 515,164 – the most in Wimbledon’s 145-year history – during the first scheduled 14-day tournament. That beat both the 2009 record of 511,043 and the only other time that …

Wimbledon organisers consider virtual queue

Wimbledon organisers are considering a change to the famous queue to combat the drop in attendance, after empty seats on Centre Court plagued the first week of matches. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) is set to make part of the queue ‘virtual’, with other changes including sending alerts to fans during matches to …

Wimbledon’s first day attendance dips

Wimbledon attendances were slightly down on the first day, despite the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) predicting record crowds this summer.  While there were still queues at the gates overnight for the first day, only 36,000 attended according to reports, out of an expected 42,000 (which is maximum capacity).  The opening day also featured …

Wimbledon organisers gift free tickets to Ukrainian refugees

Wimbledon organisers have given out hundreds of free tickets to Ukrainian refugees, to welcome them to their new home in Merton, south-west London.  The borough of Merton is close to where the tennis championships are held by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), and is also where over 100 local families have …

Live Events Reinsurance Scheme protects 15,000 jobs and supports 150 events

The UK Government has said that almost 15,000 jobs and more than 150 events have been supported by its Live Events Reinsurance Scheme, which was launched during the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme closes in September, but has offered aid to a number of events on the British calendar including The Brit Awards, Virgin Radio’s Big …

Wimbledon hikes women’s final ticket prices to match men’s 

Wimbledon fans will have to pay the same amount of money to watch the men’s and women’s singles finals for the first time in 31 years. A report from The Times outlines that in 2021, fans watching Australian Ash Barty’s win over Czech Karolina Pliskova had to pay £200 (€236/$271), while those watching the men’s …

UK Government’s final Events Research Programme findings published

The UK Government recently published its final reports from the Events Research Programme (ERP) with findings on the spread of COVID-19 at sporting and live music events that took place with restrictions in place and once they were lifted.  The report found that improvements to strategies surrounding air quality and ventilation would help to mitigate …