How to Buy 2020 Wimbledon Tickets
Looking to buy Wimbledon tickets for the 2020 edition of the tournament? We have the ultimate guide consisting of all the information and multiple methods how you can buy these tickets for Wimbledon 2020.
Also called the The Championships, it is one of the most famous tennis tournaments in the world, and according to some, the best Grand Slam to be played. Played in Wimbledon, London in the UK, it usually kick-starts on the last Sunday of June or the first Sunday of July, with the qualifying rounds played just before that.
Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep will take to courts in the 2020 edition of Wimbledon as the defending champions in the men’s and women’s singles competition. Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in thrill-a-minute final to win the 2019 tournament while Halep overcame Serena Williams to clinch another Grand Slam title.
And given the number of people who visit Wimbledon every year, the tournament has a unique system through which one must buy tickets. Given below is a list of FAQs on how to buy these Wimbledon tickets along with in-depth information on the various available options you have to grab that elusive ticket.
How much do Wimbledon Tickets 2020 cost?
Using one of the official methods (all of which are listed below), then the highest costing day is the men’s singles final ticket and even that can be bought for £240.
Want cheap tickets for Wimbledon centre court? Centre court tickets for Wimbledon are the most expensive as you would expect, followed by Courts 1, 2 and 3. Ground passes are available via queuing and they cost around £20ish. Prices for court 3 begin from £44 while the least-costing centre court Wimbledon ticket is priced at £70.
Before we get down to the various methods to buy tickets for 2020 Wimbledon, here’s an indicative price list for various tickets in the competition. A lot of you would like to understand how much do Wimbledon tickets cost each year. At the outset, the ticket cost for Wimbledon isn’t as expensive as you would have probably heard but its problem is the actual demand for it.
That results in an exorbitant pricing of these Wimbledon tickets in the grey market unless you get lucky with the Ballot or queue up early enough.
Here’re the prices for the Wimbledon tickets for 2020 across the two weeks and the four major courts. For Wimbledon hospitality and debentures options, please scroll further down.
|2020 Wimbledon Date||Centre Court||Court 1||Court 2||Court 3|
|Monday 29 / Tuesday 30 June||£70||£65||£44||£44|
|Wednesday 1 / Thursday 2 July||£90||£80||£53||£53|
|Friday 3 / Saturday 4 July||£115||£105||£72||£72|
|Monday 6 July||£140||£125||£87||£87|
|Tuesday 7 July||£140||£125||£45||-|
|Wednesday 8 July||£170||£155||£41||-|
|Thursday 9 July||£170||£70||-||-|
|Friday 10 July||£200||£45||-||-|
|Saturday 11 July||£200||£40||-||-|
|Sunday 12 July||£240||£35||-||-|
How much do 2020 Wimbledon final tickets cost?
The women’s singles final ticket prices start at £200 while you can buy the men’s singles final ticket for £250 using the Ballot. Wimbledon also allows queuing as one of the methods to watch the day’s proceedings (more on that below) but no queues are allowed for either the semifinals or final. Debenture tickets obviously cost a lot more (check below).
How much for centre court tickets at Wimbledon?
As mentioned earlier, the centre court tickets for 2020 Wimbledon will cost £70 on the first two days of the tournament and rise to £240 for the final. The prices for the first week fluctuate between £70 and £115 while this will rise to £140 on the second Monday to £200 on the Friday and Saturday before the final.
Wimbledon 2020 Dates & Schedule
The first round matches at the 2020 Wimbledon starts off from June 29 and the men’s singles final of the competition, the final day, will be held on July 12, 2020 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. That said, its qualifiers will be held before that, with each of the men’s and women’s singles qualifiers having three rounds apiece.
When will the Wimbledon 2020 qualifiers be played?
The men’s and women’s qualifying rounds will be played in the lead-up to the main tournament between June 22-25, 2020.
When does the Wimbledon 2020 main draw begin?
The first round matches of the men’s and women’s singles competition at Wimbledon will be played on June 29 and 30, 2020.
When will the Wimbledon 2020 final be played?
The Wimbledon women’s singles final will be held on on July 11 while the men’s singles final will be hosted the following day on July 12.
Here’s a list of methods you can use to buy the elusive 2020 Wimbledon tickets.
How to Get Wimbledon Tickets 2020 Using the Ballot
The ballot system is one of the most popular options to get your hands on your Wimbledon seats and they works like a lottery system. Essentially, you need to register for the draw, wherein, a computerised system selects the people randomly, for random courts and random days.
This means that you cannot select the day or the court for which you want the tickets. However, once you are eligible for the ticket, it’s up to you to buy them. The ballot details for the Wimbledon tickets will be out in October, and you can sign up here to receive more details.
There used to be different types of Wimbledon Ballots for its tickets.
Wimbledon Tickets 2020 Ballot for UK Residents
The process for the two used to be different but has changed now. UK Residents needed to send their applications through a postal mail while overseas residents had to apply for it online. However, things have changed from the 2020 Wimbledon and ballot tickets will need to be applied online by both, the UK residents and overseas ones.
Wimbledon Tickets 2020 Ballot for Overseas Residents
In order to be able to apply for the Wimbledon 2020 tickets using this online ballot, you will need to Join myWimbledon here in August 2019.
A month later, i.e. in September, fans who have applied for these tickets will get a registration invitation, and they can then start applying for the Wimbledon tickets through the ballot in October 2019.
Fans will be told of their ticket application in January 2020.
There are two phases to get into the Wimbledon Ballot for the 2020 tickets. The first one has registration open from September 9 to October 21. The second step is the application process which open on November 1 and goes up to November 30.
Wimbledon Tickets using the LTA ballot
This is for UK residents only. If you are in the UK and playing competitive tenis as a member of the Lawn Tennis Association, then there is a separate ballot for you as well. The cost of an LTA membership is £30 per year and you can apply for the LTA ballot to buy these Wimbledon tickets by applying for it in the same way as the other Ballot above.
It will be open to LTA members from September 9, 2019 to February 14, 2020.
Those who get through the lucky draw will be allowed to buy these tickets from after the ballot period is over and much like the other, usual ballot, these tickets will be allocated regularly through to the start of Wimbledon subject to the number of people who opt to buy it in the end.
For those asking, yes, you can apply to both the ballots, the Public one and LTA ballot, to increase your chances to get these elusive Wimbledon tickets.
When Do the 2020 Wimbledon Tickets Go on Ballot Sale?
- August 2019: Join myWimbledon here
- September 9-October 21, 2019: Register for Ballot
- November 1-30, 2019: Application Process
- January 2020 onward: Ballot Process begins
The registration process for Ballot ends on October 21, 2019. If you have already registered for the Wimbledon Ballot, then the next step of the process will begin on November 1 when you will be invited to send across your Wimbledon tickets application. This will last the whole month of November.
Based on this, the actual process of sending out tickets, if you are successful, would begin in January, 2020.
If you miss out on registering for the Wimbledon ballot by October 21 or if you don’t get the tickets through the Ballot, please read on to buy the tickets using other methods below.
Please note the steps for the new process before registering. Here’s more information on how to get the Wimbledon tickets using the ballot process.
Club/Coach Lottery and Draw
Coaches and tennis bodies outside the UK are allocated a share of Wimbledon tickets too with tennis federations from around the world allowed to distribute these tickets to their affiliated clubs and players. If you belong to tennis clubs affiliated with a national federation, you could look to remain associated with them every year in order to be eligible for these tickets.
In the UK university tennis team alumni can take part in ticket draws as well to increase your chance of winning the Wimbledon tickets.
The Wimbledon Queue – The Most Exciting Way to 2020 Wimbledon Tickets!
If you are unable to get your Wimbledon tickets using the Ballot, the second option to buy tickets is The Queue, which involves buying tickets on the day of play, at the ticket counters in Wimbledon.
However, a huge queue is usually formed, so make sure you get there early to get your place in the queue. The tickets are available for Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court and Grounds Admission. The best part about this is the experience by itself – for instance, at one of the Wimbledon competitions, Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis delivered a few pizzas to the waiting fans and clicked a few pictures with them.
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Typically, the queues begin the evening before the day you want to watch the matches and it is always a wise idea to follow the official Wimbledon Twitter account here to understand whether you stand a chance or no. Information on the queue is updated regularly there.
The prices vary from £56 on day one for Centre Court to £200 for the final day. However, it is unlikely that you will find the tickets for last four days through the queue system since they are generally sold out in advance. You can find more information on the queue here.
Which tickets can be got using the Wimbledon Queue option? All tickets including Centre Court, Court 1, Court 2 and the Ground Passes can be bought using this method.
What does the Ground Pass enable a patron to do? A Ground Pass or a Ground Ticket allows fans to enter the arena but doesn’t allow them an entry into the main stadiums/courts. Using the Ground Pass, you can enter the courts 3-19 and it costs £25-30 per ticket for the first week and it progressively reduces in cost because there are barely any matches on outside courts later in the tournament.
According to some fans we interviewed, if you are looking to go to Wimbledon for the experience and don’t want to watch a specific player, then you can even queue up in the late afternoon and you should be able to get in quickly enough and watch matches on the outside courts. At times, if you get lucky, you might even get entry into the main courts if they want to fill it up to look make it look full – but that’s a rarity.
How many tickets are available through the Queue? There’s no set number here, with Wimbledon noting they provide 1000s of tickets each day using this option.
To give you a perspective on this, one of TWL’s editors attended the 2019 Wimbledon by Queuing up, and was number 1250, and ended up with a Court 2 ticket. Another writer attended the 2019 Wimbledon with a queue number 1540 and still saw Ash Barty play at Court 2.
At what time should we start queuing for Wimbledon 2020?
It depends on a variety of factors but if you are looking for tickets for the Centre Court, our suggestion is to queue up around 24 hours before the start of the day’s play. Court 1 tickets would also need you to get there well in advance while you can queue up around 12-15 hours before the scheduled start to get Court 2 tickets.
Convert Grounds Pass to Centre Court, Court 1 and Court 2 tickets
This is an interesting hack for those who have already made it into the grounds on a day using the Grounds pass. (a Grounds pass costs approximately £25). Using a Grounds pass, you can watch Wimbledon live at all the outside courts, i.e. those other than Centre Court, Court 1 and Court 2.
Fans who have tickets for these three show-courts are encouraged to deposit these tickets into a box at the time of leaving Wimbledon, especially if they are leaving early. Fans, with the ground pass, can then buy these tickets at a lower cost and make their way to whichever show court they have been lucky to get their hands on.
These Wimbledon tickets are available with the ticket office at the AELTC but again, given the supply and demand differential, they are usually sold out in a matter of time. However, if you do get lucky then…um, thank us for the tip?
The third way to buy tickets is through hospitality partners, namely Keith Prowse and Sportsworld. Keith Prowse is for the visitors from UK, Europe and the Americas and Sportsworld is for fans from Asia and Australasia.
The packages include access to Show Courts or Centre Courts (depending on your selection of day of play), along with a stay in an elegant hotel with meals, pick up from the airport and other perks included. In addition to this, you also get access to lounges and receive exclusive Wimbledon gift vouchers.
Get our in-depth guide on some of the top Wimbledon tour packages here.
Wimbledon Tickets using Keith Prowse
Here’s an indicative pricing for tickets to Wimbledon 2020 you can avail through Hospitality Partnership with Keith Prowse.
- The Lawn: £700/person+VAT: You get private tables for 2+ people, with access to centre court or court 1 matches
- The Players’ Table: £850/person+VAT: Semi-private tables with tennis celebrity interaction and access to centre court or court 1 matches
- The Lawn Private Dining: £915/person+VAT: Private VIP venue for 50-60 people with access to centre court or court 1 matches
- Rosewater Pavilion or Rosewater Pavilion Private Dining: £1495/person+VAT
- Centre Court Skyview Suites: £1650/person+VAT
Other Tennis Tours offering Wimbledon packages
- The Wimbledon Experience
- Grand Slam Tennis Tours
- Topnotch Tennis Tours
- Newmarket Holidays
- Championship Tennis Tours
Buying 2020 Wimbledon Tickets through TicketMaster
Other way to obtain tickets is through Ticketmaster, at ticketmaster.co.uk. They release the tickets for Centre Court, and Show Courts usually a few days in advance. This is by far the most convenient ways to buy tickets.
It’s also the easiest way to buy your Wimbledon tickets. Tickets for Centre Court and Court 3 usually go up on sale on that website before play begins. A day one Centre Court ticket costs £60, while on the men’s final day, this will be up to £210.
What needs to be kept in mind is that as soon as the Wimbledon tickets are released on TicketMaster, they get sold out. Doesn’t take too much time. Hence, be quick to log in and nimble on your fingers to book your tickets for the 2020 Wimbledon.
You can also opt for General Grounds admission that costs £25 in week one.
Go for Wimbledon Debentures Tickets
If you are looking for more exclusive seats, then you can opt for Debentures. This is the way through which, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club generates fund to meet its capital expenditures at Wimbledon.
What are Wimbledon Debentures tickets? They are basically a financial instrument that allows you to not just watch Wimbledon from either the Centre Court or Court No.1 for the period that you own them but you can also look to sell individual match-day tickets at any cost you deem right.
The latest official sale of the Wimbledon debentures was held from March 28 to May 10, 2019. The official debentures price for the primary holders will be announced on March 28 itself and to hold the entire set of debenture tickets, one needed to shell out around $105,000 per debenture!
These Debenture Wimbledon tickets for Centre Court and No. 1 Court are sold every five years, and are absolutely transferable. These tickets come with an exclusive access to lounges which can be accessed only by Debenture ticket holders.
There are 2500 seats on Centre court and 1000 on No. 1 court that are Debenture Tickets. Debenture holders can list and sell the tickets they don’t need on specific Wimbledon debenture websites, secondary market-places, for a pre-decided price.
One of the few secure places to buy these debenture tickets is WimbledonDebentureHolders.com, a secure marketplace which is formed by Wimbledon Debenture Holders that allows them a chance to sell their tickets for this year’s Wimbledon directly to international tennis fans.
Officially speaking, the Debenture tickets are the only ones that can be sold in secondary markets for a price that the seller and buyer mutually agree on. There are numerous other Wimbledon debenture tickets websites that can be found online as well and you can read about all of them here.
Wimbledon Debenture Ticket Resale Prices
Prices for these tickets bought from the secondary market start from £2500 for two people for day one to £8430 for two people for the finals day. These mentioned prices are for two people with exclusive access to the Debenture Lounges and Terraces. Please note, these are indicative prices for the Wimbledon debenture tickets researched from across half a dozen such secondary resale websites.
Wimbledon Tickets using American Express Platinum
If you are an American Express Platinum member, you can watch the 2020 Wimbledon on centre court for the first two days of the competition, i.e. June 29 and 30.
This two-day experience costs £3,978 per package and can only be availed by American Express Platinum Card and Centurion Members.
Patrons who go for this option get tickets for the opening two days at the 100-level, at the Centre Court which also allows fans to watch the first match of the tournament. Patrons are also allowed access to the private American Express Gold Suite which includes catered lunch and afternoon tea.
Get all the information on all the other amenities associated with your Wimbledon Amex tickets here.
What to do if 2020 Wimbledon Tickets are Sold Out?
Sometimes, when everything else fails and the situation is desperate, i.e. the need for Wimbledon tickets is profound, then the best way to go about it is to buy it off Viagogo.com.
The prices will obviously be higher because it’s a secondary ticketing website and some might even frown upon it but hey, if you have need and you have deep enough pockets, then not sure why shouldn’t at least give this a look. Click here to get tickets for Wimbledon at Viagogo.com.
What is Viagogo for Wimbledon tickets? It’s a secondary website, not officially recognised by Wimbledon but a marketplace where users can sell – and in turn, buy – tickets for Wimbledon. Needless to say, the prices quoted on this site are at a premium over the actual market-rate.
Debenture owners can also use Viagogo, and other such secondary websites, to sell their tickets officially at a price they deem is right.
The one other option using a secondary website to buy Wimbledon 2020 tickets is to use Stubhub . Stubhub, much like Viagogo, is a premium, secondary tickets website and again, while the cost would be set by the seller and would be higher than the printed price, it’s one of the ways you can tick that Wimbledon visit off your bucket-list.
There are a few other such secondary market places as well which allow people to buy or sell these tennis tickets but one needs to be careful because there could be legal issues around this.
Wimbledon Tickets for Qualifying Rounds
The 2020 Wimbledon qualifying will be played over four days between June 22-25, 2020 and the tickets can be bought from the first week of June for approximately £10 per ticket. Buy these qualifiers tickets from the Ticketmaster website here.
Where are the Wimbledon qualifiers played?
The Bank of England Sports Centre, Bank Lane, off Priory Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5JQ
Frequently Asked Questions on Wimbledon Tickets
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London holds the tournament each year and serves as the venue for the matches. The Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is the only Grand Slam to be played on grass today.
How to get to Wimbledon from London?
Located on Church Road, Wimbledon, London, the best way to get there is to use public transport.
Use the London underground metro tube train to Southfields Station (the Wimbledon station is further away) on the District line. The tennis complex is about a ten-minute walk from the station. If you are queuing up late in the evening/early night, this could be one of the quietest areas, and the walk can be expected to be punctuated with a lot of silence. There’s every chance that the pavements could be marked with Wimbledon logos that guide you to the arena.
The other options is to take the tube or a bus to Wimbledon Railway Station. The tennis complex is 1.2 miles away from the station.
If you’ve made it either stations, there are special tennis buses run by London General to drop you till the complex or you can use shared taxis.
Or you could use the 493 Red Bus that stops at the Wimbledon Railway Station. Get down at the station and walk till the Barclays Bank to catch the 493 red bus headed to Richmond which stops at the complex.
You can also drive to the venue but it is strongly advised that you don’t as while parking is free, it is usually at maximum capacity.
How to get to Wimbledon if you are coming from outside London?
Wimbledon is equally far from the major airports of London namely, Gatwick and Heathrow Airport.
From Heathrow, you can take the tube from Heathrow to Earls Court and change onto the District line or catch the Heathrow Connect, now known as the Heathrow Express, to London Paddington and change onto the District line.
From Gatwick, catch a Southern train to London Victoria and get off at Clapham Junction to a South-West train that is southbound.
What should you wear to Wimbledon?
While all players are mandated to be dressed in almost all white, there is no specific dress code for members attending the matches. However, it is advised to dress smart. Men are usually dressed in suits, shirts and slacks for the more important matches especially those on the Centre Court or the First Court. Women generally wear white or summer dresses and dress tops and slacks. Wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking around to do especially if you plan on using public transport.
Do note that while it is the summer season, the weather is unpredictable. Hence, make sure you are prepared for all conditions. Carry an umbrella, a jumper, sunglasses and scarves.
Here’s what one of our readers has to say about the weather during Wimbledon:
“We had decided to camp the night as a part of the Queue but we were woefully under-prepared for the cold. Without tents or a sleeping bag, we ended up sleeping on the outside lawns in temperatures that fell to nearly 10 degrees celcius.”
“Out in the open it felt a lot colder than that and we were rather glad when the sun rose. However, once that happened, the weather changed drastically and by the time it was 11 am, we were hunting for shade from the punishing sun. Be mindful to be very, very prepared for both, the cold and the heat.”
The dressing is more chic and refined as compared to other tournaments. Garments with political slogans, or large logos are forbidden.
How to sell or swap Wimbledon tickets if needed?
Tickets are not non-transferable unless the word Debenture is printed in place of the price. On leaving the complex, new tickets are generated on those and are then re-sold at the Ticket Resale Kiosk.
Tickets can also be returned to AELTC before the day of play for a specific refund.
When do Wimbledon Ballot tickets arrive?
The Ballot system begins in January after the close of the registrations for the Public Ballots. These keep getting sent to the buyers through to the month of June at times. Tickets bought through Queuing and the Ground Pass system are bought on the same day of play.
Tickets bought through TicketMaster for Center Court and No.3 Court go on sale on the day before play. Debenture tickets and tickets sold by Hospitality providers are already on sale.
What time do gates open during Wimbledon?
Gates open at 10:30 am while the queuing can be done even 24 hours in advance.
Where to Stay in London during Wimbledon 2020?
Being a popular tourist destination, there are several affordable options for staying in London. We will update them closer to the start of the 2020 Wimbledon. What we can definitely recommend is that if you have Wimbledon tickets and are going to be travelling to London to watch this great tennis tournament, you can also book your stay with Booking.com here.
Here’s the latest Wimbledon Draw for the 2020 edition. Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep will kick-start the 2020 edition of the competition as the defending champions but all the usual suspects are expected to be there at the competition.
What Happened at the Last Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer played out the match of a lifetime in the men’s singles final of the 2019 Wimbledon. Djokovic won the title yet again but not before Federer had a couple of match-points in the final set. Djokovic saved those match-points, came back and won 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12.
The women’s singles final was won by Simona Halep, who defeated Serena Williams in the final in straight sets. Williams was gunning to add a 24th Grand Slam title but went down 2-6, 2-6 for Halep to win her second Grand Slam title.
Rafael Nadal was ousted in the semifinals, beaten by Federer, while Djokovic overcame Roberto Bautista-Agut in the other men’s semifinal.
The women’s singles semifinals saw Halep defeated Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3 and Williams overcame Strycova 6-1, 6-2 to set up the title-decider.
The 2018 edition of Wimbledon saw Novak Djokovic return to form with a spanking straight-set win over Kevin Anderson in the final. The women’s section of the draw had Angelique Kerber overcoming Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 in the final to lift her first ever title at the Championship.
It was Anderson who burst Federer’s dream of making it back to back Wimbledon titles when he needed five sets and 24 games in the final set to win that encounter. This was followed by another, record-breaking five-setter between Anderson and Isner, which lasted 50 games in the final set before the South African could come through but he looked spent by the time he made it through to the final.
Not that Djokovic had it very easy. After needing four sets to overcome Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals, the tenth seeded Serb won his semi-final against Rafael Nadal in a five-set gruelling encounter. It went to 18 games in the final set.
The women’s singles semi-finals were slightly more straightforward with Williams defeating Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 and Kerber disposing off Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 to set up the decider.
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza lasted just two matches, as did the second seeded Caroline Wozniacki while top-seeded Simona Halep was disposed off in the third round.