Wimbledon 2021: how to apply for tickets for this summer’s Championships

Wimbledon 2021: how to apply for tickets for this summer’s Championships

How to buy tickets for Wimbledon
The ballot and queue have been sidelined for this year, with all tickets sold online. Anyone wanting to buy tickets must register on the myWimbledon website by midnight on Wednesday. Tickets will go on sale at 1pm on Thursday, but they will be released in batches so there will be different opportunities to purchase them.

Will they be more expensive?
No. Prices are the same as had been announced for the 2020 tournament, which was cancelled because of the Covid pandemic.

How many tickets are up for grabs?
A lot more than had been expected. During the first week, capacity will be capped at half of normal levels, so 21,000 people. Centre Court and Court One will both be sold at 50% capacity, with the smaller show courts capped at 75%. During the second week, it is hoped capacity for the two main courts will increase for the fourth round and quarter-finals, with full capacity for the semi-finals and finals.

Are vaccine passports being used?
Yes. Because Wimbledon is part of the UK government’s events research programme, anyone attending as a fan will need to either show proof of full vaccination, a negative lateral-flow test or immunity through a recent Covid infection (a positive PCR test in the previous 180 days).

What about face masks?
Masks will be required while spectators are moving around the grounds but not when seated watching the tennis.

Is Henman Hill being used?
Yes, spectators will be able to watch the big screen on Henman Hill. The logistics of how to operate the site safely are still being worked out and masks may be required.

Can I get close to the players?
No. To keep players, fans and everyone at the tournament safe, the players are confined to a minimised risk environment, which means they are only able to spend time at either the All England Club or a designated hotel. Players will be told not to sign autographs or take photographs with fans, and access to the practice courts will be restricted.