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Making famous Wimbledon queue partly virtual ‘a disastrous idea’


Tennis superfans who camp overnight for entry to Wimbledon have said making the famous queue partly virtual next year is “a disastrous idea”. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has said it is considering making its queue for on-the-day premium tickets partly digital after a marked dip in attendance this year. The Wimbledon queue on day seven of the championships (James Manning/PA)Veteran fans who were in the queue on Sunday morning opposed the idea of a virtual queue in any form, saying it would detract from the atmosphere and allow people to claim tickets easily only to drop them later. “In the queue, the first 500 get the Centre Court, whereas if it’s virtual, they could just not turn up on the day. On the idea of a virtual queue, he said: “I would say it would be a disastrous idea, because this is community, this is the tennis community.


Source: Express July 03, 2022 13:50 UTC



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