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How to get Wimbledon tickets: The Queue, resale and prices

Day Three: The Championships - Wimbledon 2023
Over half-a-million fans are expected to attend Wimbledon this year (Photo: Getty)

Wimbledon 2024 is underway with the best and biggest tennis stars from around the world battling it out for glory over the next two weeks.

The likes of reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz, the legendary Novak Djokovic and and British star Emma Raducanu will be in action on centre court.

This year is the 137th edition of the competition with over a half-a-million fans set to converge on SW19 – and you could be one of them!

While the public ballot for Wimbledon has long closed, there are still ways of getting last minute tickets for the event. Here’s how:

What time does play start at Wimbledon each day?

As mentioned, Wimbledon began on Monday, July 1 and will run until Sunday, July 14 when the Men’s Singles final takes place, with the Women’s Singles final the day before.

The Grounds open daily at 10am. Play starts on outside courts at 11am and play starts on No.1 Court at 1pm.

On Centre Court, play starts at 1.30pm, apart from finals weekend when it begins at 2pm.

Andy Murray at Wimbledon
This will be Andy Murray’s final Wimbledon (Photo: Getty)

How to get last-minute tickets

The public ballot closed way back in December but fear not there are still three ways to get tickets for Wimbledon: The Queue, the resale scheme, and through hospitality.

The Queue

The now famous Queue is a long-running Wimbledon tradition where fans line-up outside SW19 to get tickets on the day.

Once at the box office, you can purchase either a Show Court ticket or a Grounds ticket. They are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

The queue at Wimbledon
The Queue began on Sunday morning – the day before Wimbledon began (Photo: Getty)

Only 500 tickets for Centre Court (aside from the final four days), No.1 Court, and No.2 Court will be sold for each day the courts are in play.

Show Court tickets start at £50 but will get more expensive as the tournament goes on, while Grounds tickets are £30 but will lower in the second week.

The Queue already began forming on Sunday, with hundreds camping outside the grounds and Wimbledon may advise fans not to join the line if it’s too long so keep an eye out for announcements.

The best of the action will be on centre court (Photo: Getty)

Resale Scheme

If you purchase a Grounds ticket, you can take your chances and see if an unwanted Show Court ticket is available.

After 3pm, make your way to the Ticket Resale Kiosk, located north of Court 18 and adjacent to The Hill, where returned tickets may be bought. They will cost £10-£15.

Hospitality tickets

If you are willing to fork out a lot more (prices start at £799) you can buy a hospitality package which will include food, entertainment and the best seats in the house.

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