Wimbledon: Elite fans in race to grab most expensive tickets

Fans would be shelling out £100,000 each for 2,250 tickets available for the 2021-2025 Centre Court debentures, the most sought-after tickets in the world.

A view of the Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. Elite fans are in race to grab most expensive tickets, the debentures.   -  AFP

Elite tennis fans will slug it out for some of the most expensive sporting tickets in the world when the five-year passes for every match on Wimbledon's Centre Court debentures goes on sale next week.

Fans would be shelling out £100,000 each for 2,250 tickets available for the 2021-2025 Centre Court debentures, the most sought-after tickets in the world, according to reports.

The debentures occupy all the seats on either side of the Royal Box on level two.

The debentures is known as one of the best investments in the world. Ticket holders have trebled their money by reselling the whole debentures for some days of the championships.

The debentures account for 16.7% of Centre Court’s 15,000 seats. More than 1,300 seats are reserved for corporate hospitality while guests, the media and overseas tennis associations also have reserved seating, leaving just a little more than 50% of seats available for the public.

Debenture ticket holders can enter the arena through a separate entrance. They also walk down through the private champions' room with views of the outside courts. The ticket holders or debenture owners are identified by purple lanyards around their necks.

Ticket holders will also have exclusive access to the Courtside restaurant, which serves a menu created by the celebrity chefs Albert Roux and Bryn Williams.

Applications for debenture tickets can be made online at www.wimbledon.com till 10 May.