Anybody know how tickets work for the 08 French Open? I bought my plane ticket and reserved an apartment, now I have my fingers crossed that I can get my hands on tickets. I submitted an application online through the FFT. Now just have to wait til April...
Is it a lottery or is it first-come first-served? If it's a lottery, anybody know the likelihood of actually getting tickets? Obviously would depend on what day you're trying to get, we're trying for tickets for the entire second week. 4 of us submitted for two days each, we doubled up on tix for the finals on Sunday just in case. Anybody have any advice for me?
Thanks in advance!
Hi hawkeye. It is very much a lottery - I have known people apply in November and not get any, and others who apply a day before the deadline and get them
It is done on a ballot system like Wimbledon. I know for the first week that it's generally pretty easy to get tickets, as they sell Grounds Passes as well, and lots of people prefer those, as so many good matches take place on the outside courts in the first week, and they are cheaper than show courts. I think second week is obviously harder as you're really only looking to get on the Showcourts and there is a very high demand , but I would think between all of you, you will be alright.
Btw - if you go into the Archive section here, and look at the Roland Garros sections for both 2006 and 2007, you will find lots of threads about tickets, accomodation, general tips etc which you may find helpful.
Enjoy your trip.