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Judio
06-13-2008, 11:34 AM
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Time Violation
06-13-2008, 11:39 AM
Clay is cheap, grass is expensive. :p

qczi
06-13-2008, 11:40 AM
this is a posh event

Sean.J.S.
06-13-2008, 11:42 AM
Don't pay to go then. :shrug:

StevoTG
06-13-2008, 11:43 AM
I do like Queens, but the prices are steep/ridiculous!

Experimentee
06-13-2008, 11:50 AM
That is ridiculous. It only costs $29 AUD for a ground pass to the Australian Open, and you can see 20 courts.

The Pro
06-13-2008, 11:55 AM
Good God, no wonder the stands had gaps yesterday.

£77 for Queens centre court. Bastards! :mad:

Burrow
06-13-2008, 12:03 PM
oop?

leng jai
06-13-2008, 12:04 PM
Order of play.

PinkFeatherBoa
06-13-2008, 12:08 PM
Queens prices have always been a joke, they only want to fill the stands with Corporate/Well-to-do types that don't care about anything but when they can fit in their next meal or glass of Pimms. Most popular question being asked of staff yesterday seemed to be "Where is the nearest place to get a glass of Pimms?" I heard this about 5 times and I wasn't even listening that hard.

I've been to Queens as both a paying and non paying guest many times but have to admit that this year it has got particularly awful. The idea of paying for Court 1 at a IS event is just laughable- up until last year the £14 ground pass was actually good value (allowing everything but centre) but Centre has always been a rip off, unfortunately. They should pay me to put up with some of the people that come there, I've even started a competition to find the most stupid things people say at Queens with interesting results!( I shall add this to my report picture thread later)

Henry Chinaski
06-13-2008, 12:23 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6688019.stm

contact the BBC there and see if they address the issue on air.....

Herdwick
06-13-2008, 12:26 PM
Queens prices have always been a joke, they only want to fill the stands with Corporate/Well-to-do types that don't care about anything but when they can fit in their next meal or glass of Pimms. Most popular question being asked of staff yesterday seemed to be "Where is the nearest place to get a glass of Pimms?" I heard this about 5 times and I wasn't even listening that hard.

I've been to Queens as both a paying and non paying guest many times but have to admit that this year it has got particularly awful. The idea of paying for Court 1 at a IS event is just laughable- up until last year the £14 ground pass was actually good value (allowing everything but centre) but Centre has always been a rip off, unfortunately. They should pay me to put up with some of the people that come there, I've even started a competition to find the most stupid things people say at Queens with interesting results!( I shall add this to my report picture thread later)

Agree - couldn't believe it when I saw this year they were charging for separate entrance to court 1.

On a wider perspective, would also like to know what percentage of Queens seats (and other major tournaments) are actually available to the GP at all. Am watching Rafa now and the stands are still half empty. Yes, I appreciate corporate funding is king now but it is particularly to galling to those of us who would kill to get in to see these matches to know there are 'guests' with tickets who would rather swill Pimms.

Ceri
06-13-2008, 12:30 PM
I went on monday and was annoyed they were charging for Court 1 for the first time - the best thing to do is buy the returned tickets at 4pm, £3 for court 1 and £5 for centre, though that isn't much comfort if your favourite has already played!

Ceri
06-13-2008, 12:33 PM
Agree - couldn't believe it when I saw this year they were charging for separate entrance to court 1.

On a wider perspective, would also like to know what percentage of Queens seats (and other major tournaments) are actually available to the GP at all. Am watching Rafa now and the stands are still half empty. Yes, I appreciate corporate funding is king now but it is particularly to galling to those of us who would kill to get in to see these matches to know there are 'guests' with tickets who would rather swill Pimms.


Well quite - I saw this member of staff on mon who lead a bunch of suits to meet Gasquet after his practice in the morning, and I kid you not, one of them actually said to Gasquet 'are you french?' and then asked him if he had won at Queens before! :eek: galling indeed...

ae wowww
06-13-2008, 12:48 PM
Be lucky to get a seat on that Court 1 as well, they let in many more spectators than they have the capacity to deal with.

Henry Chinaski
06-13-2008, 01:16 PM
tennis@bbc.co.uk as well.

those web feedback forms are as reliable as coria's serve.

dam0dred
06-13-2008, 01:19 PM
Grass courts ain't cheap yo.

alfonsojose
06-13-2008, 01:26 PM
Grass is classy. Clay is for pigs :angel:

fast_clay
06-13-2008, 01:43 PM
gold trim on toilet paper is expensive... and the girls that wipe your bum in the mens toilets are cute tho...

that way it is...

Action Jackson
06-13-2008, 01:44 PM
Basic capitalism.

thesupreme
06-13-2008, 02:05 PM
They charge that because its in a posh area in London and they can get away with it, coupled with tennis's slightly snobby image here...

But as an Englishman i'm ashamed they do this. Its maintains a certain eliteness to the sport, i'm sure they're aware of this

Cat123
06-13-2008, 02:20 PM
I went Wednesday, centre court for £60 saw Nadal, Roddick, Djokovic and Murray. Well worth it. It's the only time i'll ever see the top players, they certainly won't be on outside courts at Wimbledon!

TheBoiledEgg
06-13-2008, 02:45 PM
queens crowds are even more snobbier than at Wimbledon, 99% of them the "Prawn Sandwich Brigade" :o

garad
06-13-2008, 02:52 PM
overpriced, and playing on something you're not - sounds London to me...

bjurra
06-13-2008, 03:01 PM
I went Wednesday, centre court for £60 saw Nadal, Roddick, Djokovic and Murray. Well worth it. It's the only time i'll ever see the top players, they certainly won't be on outside courts at Wimbledon!

Well at least it was more value for money than today's court 1 tickets...

TheBoiledEgg
06-13-2008, 03:19 PM
its about the same price as a Chelsea home game :rolls:
both full of complete wankers and dont know anything about the game.

decrepitude
06-13-2008, 03:20 PM
I went Wednesday, centre court for £60 saw Nadal, Roddick, Djokovic and Murray. Well worth it. It's the only time i'll ever see the top players, they certainly won't be on outside courts at Wimbledon!

Hell's Bells. OK good matches, but you don't always know who is playing when you buy the tickets.

Having said that, I have forked out £91 for Men's Final Day at Wimbledon, and I will presumably only get two matches - but hey, who could turn down Final tickets.

Fee
06-13-2008, 04:47 PM
I don't care how posh Queen's Club or thier neighborhood is, it is absolutely ridiculous for an IS event to charge for entrance into the second court. Does any other event do this? IW charges for box seats on Court 2, but they only sell those tickets for the first few rows and everyone else can still get into the general admission sections.

Tutu
06-13-2008, 05:42 PM
I went Wednesday, centre court for £60 saw Nadal, Roddick, Djokovic and Murray. Well worth it. It's the only time i'll ever see the top players, they certainly won't be on outside courts at Wimbledon!

Even the stadium courts are cheaper at Wimbledon... I paid £47 for my wimbledon ticket this year for the first thursday. :shrug:

Hugh Jaas
06-13-2008, 07:38 PM
queens do not care about normal people only corporate tw@ts.

fast_clay
06-13-2008, 07:43 PM
this is what makes queens... the high nose, the stare down as you get about with your hoody on.. i did this at queens... its way more stuck up than wimbledon...

like the ascot races except that the gambling is done in the locker rooms...