Can I Choose a Specific Seat at The Wimbledon Championships?
By Ed C
Updated 2nd December 2021
The Public Ballot is a lottery in which seats are allocated randomly to successful applicants. It is not possible to request a specific day or court. If you are planning to buy a Wimbledon Debenture Ticket, however, you may be able to choose a specific seat.
How are seats allocated?
The allocation of seats will depend on the type of ticket you have:
Wimbledon Debenture Tickets
Wimbledon Debenture Ticket seats are the most sought after seats on Centre Court and No.1 Court. Centre Court seats ore located on the same tier as the Royal Box.
Unlike all other Wimbledon tickets, Debenture Tickets are freely transferable. If you are a Debenture holder, or a Debenture Ticket holder, you can legally sell your Debenture Tickets.
Wimbledon Debenture Tickets can be purchased in the secondary market all year round. The AELTC doesn't allocate specific seat numbers until May before the Tournament, however.
If you decide to wait until Debenture Ticket seats are allocated in May, you may be able to choose a specific seat.
Public Ballot Tickets
If you are successful in the Wimbledon Public Ballot, you will be offered tickets for a given date, seat and court, as drawn in the lottery. You will have no choice at all in the allocation.
If you choose not to accept your allocation, the tickets will be re-ballotted.
Public Ballot tickets are strictly non-transferable and cannot be sold or advertised for sale.
Wimbledon Queue Tickets
If you are prepared to join the World-famous Wimbledon Queue, you will, depending on your position in the Queue, be able to choose the day and court.
For each day of play at the Championships, the following (approximate) number of tickets are distributed to people in the Queue:
- 500 tickets Centre Court tickets
- 500 tickets No.1 Court tickets
- 500 tickets No.2 Court tickets
- A few thousand Ground Passes
The Queue works on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are in the first 500, you will be offered a seat on Centre Court. If you are between 500th and 1,000th place in the Queue, you will be offered a seat on Court No. 1 - and so on.
You will not, however, be able to choose a specific seat.
Will my seats be next to each other?
You can apply for up to 2 tickets in the Public Ballot. If you are successful, you will be offered two adjacent seats.
The AELTC will always seat pairs together first. After seat pairs are allocated, the Tournament organisers will place individuals with single tickets in the remaining seats.
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