Wimbledon ticket giveaway in bid to appease angry neighbors as demand for planning a new stadium and 38 new courts slowly progresses
- Wimbledon offers tickets to residents within a one-mile radius of the club
- Thousands of households will have the chance to attend on the middle Sunday
- The move comes amid strong objections to plans to expand the premises
Wimbledon is offering tickets to this year’s Championships to residents within a one-mile radius of the All England Club, as it seeks to ease relations with its local community.
In an unprecedented move, thousands of households around SW19 will be lucky enough to be in attendance for the new permanent play Sunday medium which is being introduced this year.
One pair per household can be purchased, with prices ranging from £145 each for center court to £27 for a pass. The move comes amid vigorous objections from some residents to aspects of the project which will see the premises expand onto the nearby Wimbledon Park golf course.
Wimbledon offers tickets to residents within a one-mile radius of the All England Club
The All England Club seeks to ease relations with its local community with move
The planning application – which currently includes a new stadium and 38 new courts – is progressing more slowly than Wimbledon had originally hoped.
He will now only be heard by Merton Council after the local elections in May, and most likely not before the Championships are held in 2022. Barring a huge shake-up in council seats, it is likely that he be adopted, although there may be modifications.
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