While the cancellation of the 2020 Wimbledon is a sad sign of the times we live in, there’s a teeny-weeny ray of happiness for those who had been lucky enough to get their hands on the tickets for this season.
According to the Wimbledon authorities, fans who had managed to purchase tickets for this season’s competition will be allowed to re-purchase the same ticket for the 2021 edition as well.
Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tennis tournament to sell a batch of its tickets using a ballot for both, its domestic and overseas fans. Fans apply for tickets as soon as the previous Wimbledon ends and start getting informed about their application from January onward.
The organisers had mentioned all tickets will be refunded as mentioned in their press release but those fans who had already been allocated tickets will be given another opportunity to buy them for the 2021 version of the tournament.
An email sent to those who had applied for these Wimbledon tickets said:
“We also appreciate that obtaining a ticket to The Championships can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We are pleased to confirm that you will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets for the same day and court for The Championships 2021.”
“We will be in touch with you in due course to confirm the timing of these offers, but it is likely to follow a similar pattern to the distribution of our lucky offers this year.”
Those of you who paid for a ticket in the Wimbledon Public Ballot for this year’s Championships will receive a refund, and will have the choice to purchase a pair of tickets to The Championships 2021 for the same day and court.
We will be in touch in due course.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) April 1, 2020
Wimbledon tickets are some of the mot prized possessions with the demand to watch the competitive live far outstripping the supply. While the ground passes are available for around £20, cost of tickets for court 3 starts at £44 while the least-costing ticket for centre court Wimbledon ticket is priced at £70.