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11-08-2012 05:44 AM
VIPer7
Purchasing tickets at the venue

I'm currently working in the UK and just got the information that I got a day off on saturday. So I'd like to take this chance and watch some tennis in the O2 arena Of course I don't have any tickets yet, and I guess it's too short-term to order them online now.

Could someone please tell me what are the chances of getting a ticket directly at the venue? Is it usually sold out or are the seats left?
11-02-2012 12:26 AM
alypen
Re: Who's Going?

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Originally Posted by Rogieva View Post
Usually doors open up about 10:30-10:45. The afternoon session START at 12 noon, where a doubles will be played first, so after a warm up etc the doubles with start about 12:20, finish roughly about 2ish. Then you will watch one singles. Could be a easy match or epic 3 hours. So its hard to say when it will end. Once it has, they will clear the 02 in preparation for the evening sessions which I think start at 6pm, which involve again a doubles followed by a singles.
Thanks, Rogieva, that's very helpful.

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Originally Posted by Rogieva View Post
Also advice to anyone, bring food!

The prices in the 02 are absolutely ridiculous. £4 for a bag of sweets, bottle of coke is about £3, sandwiches £7...so expensive!
I was horrified by the price of the ice creams last year - was it £4 or something? Truly horrendous, anyway.

And watch out, because they make you take the cap off your water bottle before you enter the arena. Which is fine until your neighbour kicks your bottle over and you've nothing left to drink ...
10-31-2012 07:11 PM
Deborah
Re: Who's Going?

I'll be there the whole week. :-)
Wonder when the first schedules of play will be out...
10-30-2012 08:40 PM
Lacabra
Re: Who's Going?

Also advice to anyone, bring food!

The prices in the 02 are absolutely ridiculous. £4 for a bag of sweets, bottle of coke is about £3, sandwiches £7...so expensive!
10-30-2012 08:37 PM
Lacabra
Re: Who's Going?

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Originally Posted by alypen View Post
When you say perforated, do you mean he's separated the ticket from the stub? I'd assume that if he brings both there shouldn't be a problem. I know that the O2's rules for issuing duplicates are pretty stingy, though.

BTW, anyone got any answers to the first part of my question in post no. 19?
Yes. The stub is now separate from the main ticket. They are both in mint condition. I don't think it should be a problem, if he takes both with them, I seem to remember once they look at your ticket the guard perforated it and keep the stub, so your just saving them a job

I have been the last two years so I can tell you about the schedule.

Usually doors open up about 10:30-10:45. The afternoon session START at 12 noon, where a doubles will be played first, so after a warm up etc the doubles with start about 12:20, finish roughly about 2ish. Then you will watch one singles. Could be a easy match or epic 3 hours. So its hard to say when it will end. Once it has, they will clear the 02 in preparation for the evening sessions which I think start at 6pm, which involve again a doubles followed by a singles.
10-29-2012 10:59 AM
alypen
Re: Who's Going?

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Also, my friend accidentally perforated the stub of his tickets he got yesterday. Should be have trouble using the ticket to get in? I mean he has paid for the seat and a little mistake such as this should not be an issue right?
When you say perforated, do you mean he's separated the ticket from the stub? I'd assume that if he brings both there shouldn't be a problem. I know that the O2's rules for issuing duplicates are pretty stingy, though.

BTW, anyone got any answers to the first part of my question in post no. 19?
10-28-2012 03:39 AM
TigerTim
Re: Who's Going?

Got all day wednesday
10-28-2012 12:36 AM
Lacabra
Re: Who's Going?

I agree

Also, my friend accidentally perforated the stub of his tickets he got yesterday. Should be have trouble using the ticket to get in? I mean he has paid for the seat and a little mistake such as this should not be an issue right?
10-27-2012 12:27 PM
Flying Fox
Re: Who's Going?

Last year there were some really good tickets released just before the tournament. I booked months in advance and would have got better tickets had I waited, so this year I waited. I'm hoping to go on the Thursday and Friday evenings, but they're sold out at the moment so I don't know if it will happen.

I went on the first day last year and saw Federer v Tsonga from the upper level and Nadal v Fish from the lower level. The upper seats are fine and actually have their advantages in terms of the angles you can watch the play from, but the lower seats are fantastic as you're so close to the action.
10-26-2012 10:44 AM
alypen
Re: Who's Going?

Oh good, thanks. Might give it a try if there are any tix left.
10-25-2012 08:16 AM
Cheeky Chick
Re: Who's Going?

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Originally Posted by alypen View Post
Not that I do, but thanks . (Oh, and you need a head for heights, I understand). I've only ever watched ballet in the O2, so have no idea about tennis, although I bet the Royal Albert Hall is better
I'm not good with heights, but was up there last year...about 10 rows back from the front.

The view was great, and I had no problem with it being so high......

I'm going this year, on the Thursday, both sessions, back to ground level though. I think about 5 rows from the court
10-22-2012 10:32 AM
alypen
Re: Who's Going?

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You don't need any binoculars for nose bleed seats! As long as you have a good eye then they are fabulous!
Not that I do, but thanks . (Oh, and you need a head for heights, I understand). I've only ever watched ballet in the O2, so have no idea about tennis, although I bet the Royal Albert Hall is better
10-22-2012 12:21 AM
Lacabra
Re: Who's Going?

I am going all day Weds and Thurs!
10-22-2012 12:20 AM
Lacabra
Re: Who's Going?

You don't need any binoculars for nose bleed seats! As long as you have a good eye then they are fabulous!
10-20-2012 11:30 PM
alypen
So how does the schedule work?

I've never really paid attention to the practicalities of the WTF before, but getting to the O2 has got rather easier for me in the last few years, and I was wondering about trying for one of the day sessions, if tickets are still available. Is there a specific pattern of matches, a mix of singles and doubles at all sessions, or what? I'm more than happy to watch doubles: they're often more interesting than singles. And what sort of time do the day sessions end? I might have to get somewhere else for the evening. (Sorry if this has been asked in previous years: please do point me to a suitable thread if there is one)

Oh, and any recommendations for what magnification binoculars you need for viewing from the nosebleed seats?
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