The best men's and women's tennis players in the world collide at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club every summer. Reserve your seats at the third Grand Slam event of the year and prepare for the trip to Wimbledon on Thu, July 03, 2014 with venue information below.
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Seating Information
Nineteen grass courts in all comprise the prestigious All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. As with any major tennis tournament, the main court serves as the primary site for the event's biggest matches including the finals. Wimbledon's Centre Court is no different, boasting a capacity of roughly 15,000, and is centrally located inside the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. In 2009, a retractable roof was installed to allow for play in the event of inclement weather. No. 1 Court also is a major site for play during Wimbledon and is able to hold just under 12,000 spectators and is scheduled to have a retractable roof installed down the road as well. Courts Nos. 2-4 are also known to hold notable matches throughout Wimbledon, including many upsets and up-and-coming players looking to rise through the ranks.
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club General Information
Flash photography is strictly prohibited from the stands. Information desks can be found throughout the grounds for help at any time, as well as first aid posts and lost and found. Re-entry is permitted only with a valid ticket and wristband, which can be picked up at Gates 5 and 13. The following items are prohibited: large bags, weapons, large flags, banners, rattles, oversized hats, or clothing displaying "ambush marketing." The event staff reserves the right to dismiss or refuse entry to any person not abiding by venue rules.
Outside alcohol may be brought inside as long as it is not more than one bottle of wine or two 500ml cans of beer per person.
Cell phones, tablets, radios, and other communication devices must be turned off during play, and must not inconvenience anyone inside the AELTC.
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Food & Beverage Information
Several different eating and drinking options will be available throughout play at Wimbledon. Guests can take advantage of traditional restaurants, buffets, self-service restaurants, drinking fountains, cafés, bars, and "grab and go" options, all of which factor into the substantial number of food and drinks available for the tournament. Wimbledon is said to be Europe's largest single, annual sporting catering operation.
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Parking Information
For guests driving to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, a "Park and Ride" option is available at Morden Park for a fee. Shuttles will run throughout the day for guests utilizing this mode of transportation. There also will be pre-paid public parking and unreserved public parking available for a fee, but space may be limited so guests are encouraged to arrive early. Motorcycles, minibuses, and coaches are permitted as well.
In terms of other transportation, using public transportation is highly recommended and includes the tube, train, trams, buses, and taxis, which all will have routes to Wimbledon Station. Bicycle racks will be available on site, but be aware that the venue holds no responsibility for items left unattended.
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Gate Times
The All England Lawn Tennis Club opens daily at 10:30 a.m. local time and closes at 11 p.m. local time, unless matches go longer. Check the various displays inside the venue containing the Wimbledon schedule of play for particular players. For the first 11 days of the tournament, matches at Centre Court will begin at 1 p.m. local time, and 2 p.m. for the finals. Play at No. 1 Court will begin at 1 p.m. local time each day, while all other courts will begin play at 11:30 a.m.
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Accessibility
Striving to provide the best accommodations for all guests attending Wimbledon, the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club is fully accessible and includes the following features: reserved parking (Gate 13 on Somerset Road for blue badge holders), reserved seating areas at Centre Court and Courts 2-3. Limited, unreserved accessible seating can be found at the supplementary courts, electric scooters and folding wheelchairs for rental, and accessible restrooms and catering. Additionally, the Aorangi Terrace has ramp access and reserved areas for easy viewing of the venue's large television screen. Contact the staff at the All England Lawn Tennis Club for assistance prior to attending the day's matches.