Wimbledon is the oldest of the tennis grand slams, having first been held in 1877. It is the only grass-court grand slam, and it attracts more than half a million spectators, pulling in around £85 million a year.
The usual ways to get tickets are to enter a ballot or to queue up - very early. You can also get a few tickets through Ticketmaster on the day before the event only.
Of the four tennis grand slams, Wimbledon has the most expensive tickets. Although entry into the minor courts can cost a mere £8, you could pay as much as £110 at official ticket prices for an ordinary seat for the men's final. By comparison, the most expensive tickets for the general public at the US Open final are surprisingly cheap at $100 (£61).
Please note that articles on MSN Money do not constitute regulated financial advice, which recommends a course of action based upon the specifics of your personal circumstances. The articles are intended to provide general personal financial information. We urge you to consult an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) before making any important decisions about your finances. You can search for an IFA in your local area. Any statement regarding financial services products and tax liability is based on legislation and tax practices as at 6 April 2011, which is, of course, subject to change. The value of any tax benefits or reliefs depends upon the individual circumstances of the investor. When investment performance is mentioned you should remember that past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Where products have an underlying investment content, in many cases the value of the investment can fall as well as rise. For with-profit based investments, there is no guarantee as to the level of bonuses that will be declared, if any. Where mortgages or secured loans are explained do remember that your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it. All mortgages are subject to underwriting, status and are not available to people under the age of 18.
When did you last switch your current account?
Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results
- In the last six months
- In the last year
- In the last two years
- In the last three years
- In the last five years
- 74 %I have never switched current accounts