The Championships, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and one of four international tournaments that make up the Grand Slams.
The Championships were founded in 1877 and have been held at the All England Club, Wimbledon since that date. Over the years the grounds for the Championships have been extended.
There are currently 19 Courts in total. Centre Court and Courts 1-19 with the exception of Court 13. There is no Court 13 at Wimbledon.
Seats for Centre Court, No. 1 and No. 2 Courts are reserved and the capacity of these courts is as follows:
|No. 1 Court||12,345|
|No. 2 Court||4,000|
Are all seats available to buy?
3,520 of the seats on Centre and Number 1 Courts are reserved for Wimbledon Debenture Holders. A certain number of seats are also reserved for official hospitality providers.
For members prepared to queue for tickets, 500 tickets are available daily for Centre Court, No. 1 Court and No. 2 Court, except for the last 4 days on Centre Court.
All tickets for the last four days on Centre Court are sold in advance.
The Royal Box on Centre Court has 74 seats. Access to the Royal Box is by invitation only and officially, the box is for the “entertainment of friends and guests of Wimbledon”.
All seats for the courts numbered 3 to 18 are unreserved and are available for members of the public who have queued and purchased Ground Passes for the day’s play.
Standing room is also available on these Courts. Ground pass holders also have access to “Henman Hill” (or “Murray Mound”). Several thousand Ground Passes are available for sale each day.
What about the other Grand Slam events?
The other Grand Slam events are the French Open, the US Open and the Australian Open.
Wimbledon is the only tournament that is played on grass and the French Open on clay. The US Open and Australian Open are both played on hard courts.
The capacity of the Centre Court at approximately 15,000 seats is similar to the main Courts at the French Open and the Australian Open. The Arthur Ashe stadium at the US Open is the largest Grand Slam main court with a seating capacity of nearly 24,000.