Originally Posted by LaTenista
I was just at Wimbledon on Saturday, taking the tour & visiting the museum.
Only way to get show court tickets at face value is to queue up at like 7 or 8 pm the night before and stay there (they give you a number and a list of rules you have to follow the entire time). However, you only have to come at 7 am or so to get a grounds pass, which you can use to get into Court No 2 (but just standing I believe). You can buy a 'used' show court ticket for no more than 5 pounds, but you already have to be inside with a grounds pass to buy one. Proceeds go to charity.
Hope that helps.
First of all, thanks for the fast reply! It sure did help.
Three more questions I have:
1) About that thing you wrote: "You can buy a 'used' show court ticket for no more than 5 pounds, but you already have to be inside with a grounds pass to buy one" - is it an official thing, or I'm about to beg for people to sell their tickets? If I'm planning to do so, when will it usually occur (how long will I "have" to wait?) - looking only for estimation, not an exact hour of course, heh
. Besides that, what are the odds someone will actually sell me his ticket for such price? Does that usually happen?
2) Regarding the ground pass - if it really enables me to enter court No. 2 (even if standing), it sounds quite good too. Does every ground pass ticket enables that, or I'm about to face some problems with that?
3) Can I get any rough estimation of the players who will play at the first and the second day (and if possible, maybe the courts?). I've heard that Federer should play the first game on the first day, and Williams will play first on the second day (which leaves me no chance watching both?
). Any other "statistics" you can provide?
Anyway, from what I read until now (your post and other sites), the ideal thing for me is to come at the morning of the day, buy (hopefully) the ground pass tickets. Later on, maybe someone will sell me his show court ticket, so I could watch the big games. Is that right?
Sorry for the long message.