Wimbledon queue map guide including banned items and code of conduct (2024)

Unlike many other major sporting events, you can queue at Wimbledon on the day of play to buy tickets. Here, The Mirror breaks down everything you need to know

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Wimbledon has finally arrived and a culmination of the world's best tennis players will meet on the courts of London over the next couple of weeks with taking home a Grand Slam title.

Initially founded in south-west London in 1877, the premier tournament is still going strong after almost 150 years, with many considering it to be one of the most prestigious events of all. And with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka all taking to the courts this week, many will be hoping to enjoy strawberries and cream on Centre Court.

Unlike many other major sporting tournaments, you can still get tickets for Wimbledon on the day of play - meaning that you don't have to tackle frustrating ticketing sites to purchase well in advance. Each day, a Queue forms to buy Show Court or Grounds tickets at face value - so if you have a hankering to see your favourite pro battle it out on the courts of SW19 over the coming days, you still have a good chance to get seats.

And while it may be tempting to buy tickets on social media for a fractional price, Wimbledon organisers say that people should refrain from the practice as it could see them denied entry altogether. A notice on their ticketing guide reads: "Do not buy tickets from touts or other unauthorised agents; they will not gain you entry to the Grounds.

"Tickets with the word ‘debenture’ printed on them in place of the price may be legally transferred or sold on; however, we advise guests to check that any tickets they are offered by unofficial websites are indeed debenture tickets. All other tickets are strictly non-transferable and must neither be sold nor advertised or offered for sale whether on the internet, in newspapers or elsewhere.

"Any such tickets which are transferred, advertised or offered for sale will be void. The AELTC takes active steps to monitor advertisem*nts and sales, including those made via shops and internet sites. Sellers of non-debenture tickets will be contacted and may be prohibited from receiving tickets." Here, The Mirror breaks down everything you need to know about Wimbledon ticketing.

Where is the Queue located?

The ticketing Queue starts in Wimbledon Park - a five-minute walk from Southfields Station. Wimbledon warns that the Queue frequently starts the evening before and increases very early in the morning, taking to their site today to write: "Please be aware that the Queue for Day 1 - Monday 1st July - is very busy and to avoid disappointment we advise you not to travel to the Grounds."

Different types of tickets

There are two different ticket types to buy from the Queue. There are 500 tickets for Centre Court, Court No. 1 and Court No. 2 for sale each day that the courts are in play - apart from the final four days of the tournament, with tickets needed in advance. Grounds passes, meanwhile, allow access to all courts including Court No. 3, Court No. 12 and Court No. 18 - as well as The Hill, where action is screened from Centre Court and Court No. 1.

How does the Queue work?

Upon arrival, fans should join the end of the Queue where they will receive a Queue card - dated and numbered to show Queue position. This must be kept until the Ticket Sales structure is reached to prevent line-cutting. Fans will also be asked to download the Wimbledon app and sign up for myWIMBLEDON before they check into the Queue.

Wimbledon cannot say how long people will end up queueing for tickets, but organisers advise turning up early to avoid disappointment. Thankfully, there are a number of toilet facilities in Wimbledon Park, as well as food vendors, water stations and First Aid tents.

Once you get into the AELTC Wimbledon Park, there is also free Wi-Fi. Only Credit/Debit cards are accepted when purchasing tickets in a cash-free fashion, and entry continues until the Grounds of Wimbledon reach capacity.

What can I bring with me?

Those who decide to queue overnight are able to take with them the following:

  • A two-person tent
  • Essential items
  • Bags no larger than 60cm x 45 cm x 25cm in size
  • No gazebos, barbeques, camping stoves or fires
  • Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. Loud music must not be played
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol is strongly discouraged
  • Smoking/vaping in The Queue is strictly forbidden
  • Food deliveries should be met at the Wimbledon Park Road gate before 10pm

How much are tickets?

Tickets are sold on a one-per-person basis, and they are not able to be transferred. Prices for games vary depending on type of ticket and which court fans wish to sit at on a daily basis. For example, a Centre Court ticket for Monday's opening game will set customers back £90, while the same seat on day 14 of the tournament is £275. Here's a breakdown of ticket prices according to Wimbledon's site:

  • Centre Court - Between £90 and £275
  • Centre Court (Rows ZA to ZG) - Between £70 and £230
  • Court No. 1 - Between £50 and £185
  • Court No. 1 (Rows X to ZC) - Between £40 and £155
  • Court No. 2 - Between £50 and £95
  • Court No. 3 - Between £50 and £80
  • Grounds Passes - Between £20 and £30

Who is playing at Wimbledon?

There are 128 players in the men's singles and women's singles competitions over the course of the tournament, battling on the courts until one man and one woman lift the coveted trophy. Fan favourites Djokovic, Alcaraz, Jack Draper and Alex de Minaur are all present in the men's tournament, while Swiatek, Katie Boulter, Emma Raducanu and Sloane Stephens are among the talents playing in the women's rounds.

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