On 1st April 2020, the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships cancelled the 2020 Championships due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.
The board’s decision was announced three months before the scheduled start of the 2020 Championships.
Whether tickets to the 2020 Championships would be refunded depended on the type of ticket and the way the ticket had been sold.
Wimbledon tickets can be purchased in the following ways:
- Public Ballot
- Hospitality tickets
- Debenture tickets
- Ticketmaster and other packages
When the AELTC announced the cancellation of the 2020 Championship, the ballot for 2020 had already taken place. The lucky applicants had been informed and payment had already been taken by the AELTC.
Wimbledon decided to transfer tickets allocated in the 2020 ballot to the 2021 tournament. Successful applicants in 2020 could purchase tickets for the same day and court for the The Championships 2021.
For this reason, there will be no public ballot for 2021.
If an applicant who was successful in the 2020 ballot cannot use their 2021 ticket, Wimbledon may or may not make those tickets available for sale. Availability will ultimately depend on any reduction in overall spectator numbers for health and safety reasons.
Keith Prowse is the exclusive official hospitality partner of The Championships, Wimbledon.
Keith Prowse offered all their customers the option to roll over their tickets to the equivalent day in 2021 or a full refund.
There are several other official hospitality resellers and each one should have offered a full refund to their customers, or the option to roll over to 2021.
Wimbledon refunded all debenture holders a proportionate amount of the debenture issue price.
Contracts to pre-sell individual debenture tickets by Wimbledon debenture holders to third party re-sellers were cancelled.
Third party re-sellers offered customers full refunds, or a roll over into 2021. In some cases, third party re-sellers deducted administration charges from the refund amount.
Ticketmaster returned and reserved tickets
These tickets are only made available online on Ticketmaster a maximum of two days before the day of play. Therefore no refund was required.
Will there be fewer tickets available for Wimbledon 2021?
Yes. As a result of all of the rolled over tickets, most tickets for the 2021 tournament have already been allocated.
Competition for Wimbledon tickets is always fierce, but there will be even fewer tickets available for the 2021 Championship than in normal years.
There will still be returned tickets on the day, but buying a Wimbledon debenture ticket remains the most reliable way to get tickets to Wimbledon.
How can Green and Purple help?
If you are a Wimbledon Debenture holder looking to sell tickets to Wimbledon 2021, we can help. Alternatively, if you wish to buy tickets to Wimbledon 2021, we currently have tickets available for all days of The Championships 2021.