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Ordina Open... Have they gone mad???

CooCooCachoo
11-04-2004, 02:52 PM
The other day I received mail from the Ordina Open, with a form with which I could buy tickets for the 2005 edition.

Here are prices :o:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: €30,-
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: €40,-

Plus €2,50 per reservation..

:cuckoo: How the heck can they charge that much?! :crazy:

~EMiLiTA~
11-04-2004, 02:58 PM
holy....

Wednesday Addams
11-04-2004, 03:31 PM
:eek: *long whistle*

jtipson
11-04-2004, 03:39 PM
Is that expensive then? Queens charge about 90euros for a Friday ticket.

Bilbo
11-04-2004, 03:52 PM
that's not much

Aurora
11-04-2004, 03:59 PM
I don't know for sure, but for a whole day at a mixed tournament, that doesn't sound thát bad. You should check what they ask for 1 session at the antwerp WTA tournament.

maratski
11-04-2004, 03:59 PM
GS tennis is cheaper and WAY better then Rosmalen!

CooCooCachoo
11-04-2004, 04:52 PM
Of course Queen's is ridiculously expensive, but it's a yuppie tournament that offers huge names..

Of course Antwerp is way too expensive, but not even that much more expensive AND it is indoors, so there is not the chance of rain delays (nope.. no refunds in Rosmalen). Plus they offer only top players, unlike Rosmalen which has the last direct accepted player ranked about #90 or lower.

And if Rosmalen will offer some great players next year, then it will be worth it. But last year's field wasn't that good at all. Of course it's great that it's both WTA and ATP but what they are charging is ridiculous. Plus, it has been going up rapidly every year.

CooCooCachoo
11-04-2004, 04:56 PM
Indeed.. Wimbledon was much cheaper (ground pass OK but still) and much better ;)

ae wowww
11-04-2004, 05:18 PM
That's expensive... and I've been to a lot of tourneys. What are you going to do CooCooCachoo? Just buy them anyway or...?

joeb_uk
11-04-2004, 05:37 PM
you dont even need tickets, being able to get press passes eliminates the price problem

Ballbuster
11-04-2004, 05:39 PM
that's nothing compared to the prices at the US clay courts.

joeb_uk
11-04-2004, 05:42 PM
well to be fair, if you compare prices to football etc ( you will be paying 30-40£) for 90 minutes. So i think the prices of tennis tickets are actually quite good

Satanic Pasteur
11-04-2004, 06:01 PM
Lol I went to Paris Bercy monday, tuesday and wednesday and paid 18€ overall.
I wasn't on my cheap seat at all because first range was empty all days long :angel:

Queen's prices are astonishing :eek: :o

CooCooCachoo
11-04-2004, 06:03 PM
Lol I went to Paris Bercy monday, tuesday and wednesday and paid 18€ overall.
I wasn't on my cheap seat at all because first range was empty all days long :angel:

Queen's prices are astonishing :eek: :o

Wow, that is great! €18 :o I should go there next year :lol:

Eruwen
11-04-2004, 06:49 PM
Whoa!!! :eek: I might go there this year... Guess I gotta save up! My god, that's expensive! It'd better be good then :lol:

Snoopy_Girl
11-04-2004, 07:29 PM
it IS good, don't worry, as long as the players list is as ok as it was last year. It's not Grand Slam level, but the atmosphere is great and the players walk around everywhere (and the weather is nice in June :) )

Eruwen
11-04-2004, 08:34 PM
it IS good, don't worry, as long as the players list is as ok as it was last year. It's not Grand Slam level, but the atmosphere is great and the players walk around everywhere (and the weather is nice in June :) ) That does sound good! Ah well, as long as Tommy's there.... it's all good! :hearts: :lol:

Ballbuster
11-05-2004, 04:35 AM
martijn, are you talking about grounds passes? if so then it is expensive

CooCooCachoo
11-05-2004, 08:57 AM
martijn, are you talking about grounds passes? if so then it is expensive

No, it's tickets for all courts, but then again it's no Wimbledon :p Only in the early days will there be play on more than the three main courts :)

And Eruwen, yeah the tournament is great when it comes to atmosphere and players walking around. But they offered the same thing for lower prices with better players a couple of years ago. You know, the years when they had Federer, Rafter, Clijsters, Hénin, Hingis, Capriati, Dokic.. Last year they had.. Coría.. That's about it :p

Eruwen
11-05-2004, 09:38 AM
Yeah... but then again, everything was cheaper a couple of years ago, you know... before the Euro :lol:

:scratch: Wasn't Tommy there this year? That's what it says on his website at least...

Space Cowgirl
11-05-2004, 09:58 AM
I paid I think 30 euro for my 1R ticket at the BMW Open this year, and that wasn't even the most expensive category. I can't remember what I paid for the SF day, I don't think it was as much, but it was for the worst seat category.

I have a question to seat prices: why exactly do they get more expensive as the week goes on, when you actually see less matches later in the week? IMO tickets are better value for money earlier in the week, simply because you get to see more matches

Nymeria
11-05-2004, 09:59 AM
They're mad :eek: no Rosmalen for me next year for sure! (wouldn't have been able to go anyway :p)
Yes Tommy has been to Rosmalen ;) he plays there almost every year

Eruwen
11-05-2004, 10:03 AM
I have a question to seat prices: why exactly do they get more expensive as the week goes on, when you actually see less matches later in the week? IMO tickets are better value for money earlier in the week, simply because you get to see more matches I think it's because the QFs, SFs and the final are more popular... I was in Madrid this year, and at the beginning of the week, there was hardly anyone there (except for hundreds of annoying kids :lol: ), but on thursday night, it was packed! Beats me though... I'd much rather go in the beginning of the week! Like you said, a lot more matches, bigger chance of seeing your fav player.

CooCooCachoo
11-05-2004, 12:34 PM
Yeah... but then again, everything was cheaper a couple of years ago, you know... before the Euro :lol:

:scratch: Wasn't Tommy there this year? That's what it says on his website at least...

Tommy always goes there :D I am a big fan of him too ;)
Be sure to also go to Rotterdam next year. He's bound to play there too!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/CooCooCachoo/Rosmalen%202004/Robredo4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/CooCooCachoo/Rosmalen%202004/Robredo3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/CooCooCachoo/Rosmalen%202004/Robredo.jpg

All made by me, this year :) I more of 2002 and 2003 too, but I haven't scanned them :)

CooCooCachoo
11-05-2004, 12:35 PM
If you want me to, I can scan some more pictures as well and I will add them to my Photobucket site. I need to add loads more anyway..

CooCooCachoo
11-05-2004, 12:35 PM
They're mad :eek: no Rosmalen for me next year for sure! (wouldn't have been able to go anyway :p)
Yes Tommy has been to Rosmalen ;) he plays there almost every year

Yvo :sad: :hug:

Maar Rotterdam wel he! Daar gaan we als grote groep heen ;)

CooCooCachoo
11-05-2004, 12:37 PM
BTW Eruwen, the picture of Tommy in my avatar was also made in Rosmalen, but a few years ago :) It's one of the best Tommy pics I have seen (not trying to sound arrogant :lol: ) cause he actually smiles on it ;)

KarstenBraasch#1
11-05-2004, 02:02 PM
The prizes would be okay if they had proper courts.

-wokkel-
11-05-2004, 02:46 PM
wtf.. that's tooooooooooooooooooooo much :rolleyes:

loeliepoelie
11-05-2004, 02:57 PM
The prizes would be okay if they had proper courts.

Dunno if it's true, but I heard that the courts will be exactly the same as the ones in Wimbledon, so more top players will come... But then again, didn't they also say something like that last year??? :rolleyes:

I think it's weird that they don't sell groundpasses!!! I went last year and didn't watch any matches on centrecourt because I had terrible seats! And Coria and Robredo played most of their matches on court one, dutch players allways played on centre court, and I don't really care about them, lol!!!

Martijn, won't you get press passes??? You don't have to worry about the prices then!!! :D

maratski
11-05-2004, 03:01 PM
I paid I think 30 euro for my 1R ticket at the BMW Open this year, and that wasn't even the most expensive category. I can't remember what I paid for the SF day, I don't think it was as much, but it was for the worst seat category.

I have a question to seat prices: why exactly do they get more expensive as the week goes on, when you actually see less matches later in the week? IMO tickets are better value for money earlier in the week, simply because you get to see more matches

Tickets probably cost more later in the week cause you get closer to the final, better match ups, more big names playing on the same day,...

Space Cowgirl
11-05-2004, 03:34 PM
Tickets probably cost more later in the week cause you get closer to the final, better match ups, more big names playing on the same day,...


Yes, but that's no guarantee that the matches are going to be any better than in earlier rounds, is it? And if the final day's ticket costs say twice as much as a ticket for R1, it's definitely worse value for money, because if you go both days for R1 you will see the big names play anyway. I just think it's a bit unfair.

CooCooCachoo
11-05-2004, 04:35 PM
Dunno if it's true, but I heard that the courts will be exactly the same as the ones in Wimbledon, so more top players will come... But then again, didn't they also say something like that last year??? :rolleyes:

I think it's weird that they don't sell groundpasses!!! I went last year and didn't watch any matches on centrecourt because I had terrible seats! And Coria and Robredo played most of their matches on court one, dutch players allways played on centre court, and I don't really care about them, lol!!!

Martijn, won't you get press passes??? You don't have to worry about the prices then!!! :D

There is never a guarantee ;) So I might have to buy. And it really wouldn't change my point of view. This is too much.

The prices might be related to the new courts, cause they will use some sort of clay that they use at Wimbledon.. But still :cuckoo: I know that they charge more in Germany, but people in Germany also have higher wages.

Eruwen
11-05-2004, 04:42 PM
Martijn (your name is Martijn, right? :lol: ), thanks for the pics!! They're great! I'd love to see the rest of them :yeah:

Yup, definitely going to Rotterdam if Tommy's playing there!! It would be cool to go with a big group! Did you check the dutch topic about the 't shirt actie' ? ;)

CooCooCachoo
11-05-2004, 04:56 PM
Martijn (your name is Martijn, right? :lol: ), thanks for the pics!! They're great! I'd love to see the rest of them :yeah:

Yup, definitely going to Rotterdam if Tommy's playing there!! It would be cool to go with a big group! Did you check the dutch topic about the 't shirt actie' ? ;)

No :eek: I haven't read in that thread too much lately :( Will check!

CooCooCachoo
11-05-2004, 05:05 PM
Argh can you tell me on what pages they are so I don't have to look like crazy?

Ballbuster
11-05-2004, 07:05 PM
No, it's tickets for all courts, but then again it's no Wimbledon :p Only in the early days will there be play on more than the three main courts :)

And Eruwen, yeah the tournament is great when it comes to atmosphere and players walking around. But they offered the same thing for lower prices with better players a couple of years ago. You know, the years when they had Federer, Rafter, Clijsters, Hénin, Hingis, Capriati, Dokic.. Last year they had.. Coría.. That's about it :p

what the hell, compared to the US claycourts thats nothing. the cheapest seat for the SF is 50 dollars, and that's only the day session, you have to pay another 50 for the night session.

Space Cowgirl
11-05-2004, 07:11 PM
what the hell, compared to the US claycourts thats nothing. the cheapest seat for the SF is 50 dollars, and that's only the day session, you have to pay another 50 for the night session.

:eek:
And I thought it was a rich man's sport here...wow

Eruwen
11-05-2004, 08:07 PM
Argh can you tell me on what pages they are so I don't have to look like crazy? Pagina 188 :yeah:

joeb_uk
11-06-2004, 10:20 PM
There is never a guarantee ;) So I might have to buy. And it really wouldn't change my point of view. This is too much.

The prices might be related to the new courts, cause they will use some sort of clay that they use at Wimbledon.. But still :cuckoo: I know that they charge more in Germany, but people in Germany also have higher wages.

Cheapskate!!!

CooCooCachoo
11-06-2004, 10:22 PM
Cheapskate!!!

:rolleyes:

One needs to learn how to shut up.

joeb_uk
11-06-2004, 10:25 PM
Learn to take a comment! Whats with people who can hand out comments, but arent able to handle ones given to them?

joeb_uk
11-06-2004, 10:30 PM
The other day I received mail from the Ordina Open, with a form with which I could buy tickets for the 2005 edition.

Here are prices :o:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: €30,-
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: €40,-

Plus €2,50 per reservation..

:cuckoo: How the heck can they charge that much?! :crazy:
Qualifying is free like last year?

CooCooCachoo
11-06-2004, 10:33 PM
Like last year? :cuckoo: It has never been free :retard:

joeb_uk
11-06-2004, 10:34 PM
so no confirmed prices for qualifying yet martin?

croat123
11-07-2004, 02:30 AM
miami is like 20 bucks lol and the tennis is amazing!!