Wimbledon tickets to the show courts have been extremely scarce since the action began, with a lucky few fans grabbing the chance to see the world‘s best players during the tournament fortnight.
Center Court is an iconic arena, but its capacity of less than 15,000 means tickets, especially for the finals, are a precious commodity.
It is not totally impossible, however, to buy tickets for the final in the days before the decision makers.
sports news looks at how to buy tickets for the 2022 Wimbledon Men’s and Women’s Finals.
When is the Wimbledon final?
The women’s final will take place on Saturday July 9, with the men’s final a day later on Wimbledon’s closing Sunday.
Both finals begin at 2 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET) and are subject to the tournament running on schedule, which has sometimes not been the case in previous years due to rain.
A roof was added to center court in 2009, making it unlikely that the finals would be delayed even if the weather took its toll with matches on the outside courts in earlier rounds.
How to Buy Wimbledon Final Tickets
A very limited number of tickets tend to be made available on the morning of the match on the official Wimbledon website and are distributed through mobile apps on iOS and Android.
It may also be possible to purchase tickets through resale sites such as Viagogo and Stubhub.
One of the tournament’s commercial partners, Amex, also says it will be offering last-minute tickets, with updates expected via its social media pages.
How much do Wimbledon final tickets cost?
Official single tickets for 2022 cost between £70 ($85) and £240 ($292) this year. In some cases, tickets are only available in pairs.
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These figures represent a price increase from the 2021 tournament, when the best tickets were available for £200 ($244).
Fans willing to pay a little extra can choose to get in on the action at Wimbledon via a hospitality package.
Keith Prowse has been the official hospitality partner of the tournament since 1982 and since 2019 has been the exclusive championship partner. The company specifies that the packages can be purchased in advance or during the tournament depending on availability.
The priciest hospitality option – the Sky View Center Court Suites – costs more than £1,720 ($2,096) per person and includes a four-course a la carte meal, chauffeur and concierge service. concierge service, as well as the most important Center Court tickets.
Resale sites currently offer tickets at considerably higher prices. Viagogo offers tickets for the women’s final costing between £5,015 ($6,102) and £6,034 ($7,342), and for men, from £8,341 ($10,142) and reaching at least 13 £418 ($16,342).
Stubhub is showing prices starting at £3,000 ($3,650) for the women’s final and £7,920 ($9,636) for the men.
Debentures, which sells tickets through the All England Club for a series of matches at a time on the show courts every five years, allows members to resell tickets.
Their site currently offers two tickets for the women’s final at £4,880 ($5,938) and a pair for the men’s final at £10,530 ($12,813).
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How does the queue work at Wimbledon?
Unlike many other major tournaments around the world, a small amount of tickets are reserved for fans who choose to queue for tickets on the day.
Approximately 500 tickets are registered for Center Court, Court No. 1 and Court No. 2 per day, excluding the last four days of the tournament.
It is still possible to buy a pass into the All England Club for the final two days, which would allow fans to watch the final on the big screen on the hill outside Center Court.
Passes cost £15 ($18) on the day of the women’s final and £8 ($10) on the men’s final day.
The official Wimbledon website recommends joining the queue a few hours before the court opens at 9.30am local time each morning, although many choose to start their quest for tickets late into the night.
Wristbands for successful fans begin to be awarded from approximately 7:30 a.m. local time each day.