Read on find out more about the Wimbledon Debentures ticketing system.
In 2012, Andy Murray did what no British man had done for 74 years; he reached the men’s final at Wimbledon.
We watched in awe as the Scot won the first set, but alas it wasn’t to be, as he succumbed to the utter genius of Roger Federer.
But what about actually being there, sitting in the stands on centre court, watching the action unfold in front of your very eyes. Well, it beats watching it on TV any day of the week.
Being there would be incredible, but if you’re like a lot of people, you may have been put off by the ‘free-for-all’ that occurs when buying Wimbledon Tickets. This is why Wimbledon Debentures could be the choice for you.
What is a Wimbledon Debenture?
A Debenture is a ticket system like no other, providing spectators with spectacular seats and access to the Debenture Lounge.
The Debenture lasts for five years, and guarantees each ticket holder one seat per Debenture per day for all five years of the championships, depending on the Debenture they have chosen.
There are two types of Debenture, Centre Court and No1. Court, which both provide their own individual ticket systems:
Centre Court Debentures
Issued every five years, they entitle the ticket holder one seat for every day of the Wimbledon Championships, for the full five year period.
No1. Court Debentures
This system is very similar to the Centre Court Debenture, providing a reserved seat for the first ten days of the tournament on No1. Court.
Brief history of Debentures
Wimbledon Debentures were first released in 1920, to cater for the growing capital expenditure of the competition.
Just before the First World War, the All England Club received some considerable development, as the public interest of the Wimbledon Championships was increasing.
Even though local houses were purchased to continue the development, relocation was required as spectator demand was far too large. This led to the club seeking a new location and move from Worpole Road.
The ‘Ground Company’, in charge of the new development, decided that Wimbledon Park, Surrey, was the prime location for competition, but unfortunately, did not have the capital to develop the site. This is when the Debenture concept was born.
As a Debenture holder, you are entitled to exclusive access to some of the All England Club’s superb restaurants and bars. There are ten bars and restaurants available, each providing scrumptious dining, accompanied by a varied and extensive range of wines, champagnes and liqueurs.
For a few light bites or a simple lunch, try The Lounge or The Terrace, head to The Gallery for drinks in an elegant setting, or if it’s the finest three-course meal experience you desire, The Courtside is the one for you.
That’s the beauty of being a Debenture holder, you can enjoy the competition whichever way you like.
Benefits for Wimbledon
The capital raised from each Debenture has benefited the development of the club, and allowed for some major work to be carried out through the years:
1979-Raising of Centre Court roof and new Debenture holders lounge.
1985-East Side Centre Court Building Constructed
1989-Three new covered courts built
1991-Centre Court north building constructed
1992-Replacement of Centre Court
Currently-Developing the Centre Court
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