Can I sell or transfer my Wimbledon tickets if I can't go?
By Ed C
Updated 7th January 2021
Most Wimbledon Championship tickets cannot be resold or transferred. There are, exceptions to this rule, however.
Can Wimbledon tennis tickets be resold?
A maximum of one Ballot application can be made per household. One or two tickets are offered to successful applicants, as required. Wimbledon rules state that the successful applicant must use the single ticket, or must accompany the person using the second ticket.
The All England Tennis Club (AELTC) also states that Ballot tickets are strictly non-transferable and cannot be sold, transferred or advertised for sale or transfer. A breach of these rules will render the ticket void and entry to the Wimbledon Grounds will be denied.
Ticket holders must show ID
As part of the terms and conditions of the Ballot application, the applicant must confirm that the tickets will be for personal use only. The applicant must consent to provide their ID, if required, when attending the Tournament.
The applicant must also agree not to attempt to sell, transfer or advertised their tickets, whether on the internet, in newspapers or elsewhere.
AELTC rules are designed to prevent individuals from seeking to profit from the resale of tickets.
What happens to Ballot tickets that are unclaimed or unrequired?
Successful applicants are usually informed in February of the Championship year. Applicants can accept or reject the tickets. Payment for accepted tickets must be made within a specified time period. If tickets are declined, or if payment is not received within the required time frame, these tickets are re-balloted.
If you have paid for tickets that are subsequently not required, you can returned your tickets to the AELTC for a full refund.
The AELTC will normally accept and refund the price paid for the tickets if they are returned at least 24 hours before the date of play. This gives the AELTC time to re-offer the tickets for sale.
Where are unwanted tickets resold?
Returned tickets are resold by the AELTC via Ticketmaster. Return tickets are sold 48 hours before the day of play. Reserved tickets go on sale at 9am each morning for the following day’s play. Tickets sold via Ticketmaster sell out within minutes as soon as they are released.
Wimbledon Debenture Tickets
Wimbledon Debenture Tickets are the only Wimbledon tickets that can legally be resold, gifted or transferred.
Debenture Ticket holders' seats are considered to be the best seats, in the best locations, on Centre Court and No.1 Court. On Centre Court, Debenture Ticket seats are located in the middle ring around the Court, roughly in line with the Royal Box.
Wimbledon Debenture Tickets provide access to the exclusive lounges and restaurants, a dedicated entrance and parking area. Wimbledon Debenture holders often sell some of their unwanted Debenture Tickets.
If you have purchased a Debenture Ticket from a Debenture Holder, you too can legally transfer, gift or resell your tickets.
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