Wimbledon has confirmed it will move over to an online public ballot system from the 2020 Championships.

Currently, Wimbledon sends out paper-based tickets but it has been trialling the online system with its overseas ballots.

The Public Ballot, introduced in 1924, does not automatically entitle applicants to tickets for Wimbledon, but to a place in the draw for tickets. It is not possible to request tickets for specific days or courts, as a computerised selection process chooses the day and court offered randomly, and sends offers via letters.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club said in the online ballot announcement: “Ensuring the accessibility of Wimbledon tickets for spectators of all ages and geographical locations remains a primary focus and importantly the ballot will retain the principle that applications may be submitted at any time during the application window; there is no advantage to being the fastest to apply.”

The AELTC also announced the completion of the retractable roof project at Wimbledon’s No.1 Court ahead of this year’s edition of the grand slam tournament, among several other enhancements.

For the full story on the roof project, head over to our sister site TheStadiumBusiness.com

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