Centre Court or No. 1 Court: Which Wimbledon Debenture Ticket Is The Best Value?
By Ed C
Updated 11th November 2021
The cost of a Debenture Ticket can vary considerably, depending on the day and court. So which ticket offers the best best 'bang for buck' at the Tournament?
What is a Wimbledon Debenture?
A Wimbledon Debenture is a financial instrument issued by The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) to help raise funds for projects around the Grounds, to continually improve the player and visitor experience, and to maintain Wimbledon's position as a world-class tennis venue.
Debentures are issued every 5 years and are normally sold in pairs. Debentures are issued for both Centre Court and No.1 Court. Debenture holders receive one Debenture Ticket for every day of the Championships.
Debenture Ticket holders can legally sell or swap their tickets.
Wimbledon Debenture Tickets
Perhaps the most sought-after tickets in world sport, a Debenture Ticket offers the best views in the house on Wimbledon’s historic Centre Court or the newly-renovated No. 1 Court.
A Debenture Ticket provides the ultimate Wimbledon experience, where tennis fans can watch the world’s greatest tennis players showcase their skills.
Ticket holders also have access to the exclusive Debenture bars, restaurants and lounges.
Centre Court or No.1 Court: Which ticket offers the best value for money?
Wimbledon Debenture tickets can vary in price, from a few hundred pounds a seat on No.1 Court in the early rounds, to thousands of pounds for a Centre Court seat at the finals.
Centre Court Debenture Tickets are, generally, more expensive than No.1 Court Debenture Tickets. You will, however, be able to see the world’s best tennis stars in action on either court.#
Far from being the poor relation, No.1 Court regularly boasts some of the biggest and best duels of the tournament.
Unlike the other Wimbledon courts, both Centre Court and No. 1 Court are now protected from the elements by retractable roofs, meaning there’s no chance you’ll have to sit in the rain, and there’s also no chance you’ll miss any play.
There’s a greater chance you’ll see more tennis in one day with a Debenture Ticket, as delayed games from other courts are sometimes rescheduled to Centre Court and No. 1 Court in the evening.
Ultimately, whether you choose Centre Court or No.1 Court, a Debenture Ticket promises an amazing VIP experience at the Championships.
Access to Debenture facilities
Debenture Ticket holders can access the exclusive Debenture Holders’ lounges and restaurants, which offer some of the finest cuisine the Tournament has to offer.
You can pre-book a reservation in one of the AELTC’s Wimbledon Debenture Holders’ restaurants, including the excellent Champions Room (by ballot only) in Centre Court, and No.1 Court’s signature Renshaw Restaurant..
When deciding on which court is best for you, you could try and time your visit so you can see your favourite players in action. The draw for the Championships is usually made the week before the tournament. If you’re keen to see a particular player in action, keep your eyes peeled on the draw.
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We currently have Wimbledon Debenture Tickets available to buy for Centre Court and No.1 Court, for every day of the 2024 Championships.
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