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Wimbledon: A Five-year passport for a year's wage

Tennis Fans Who want to watch live in the stadium, as two of the world's best game duel the inside or the players on the Centre Court in London, you must not pay only money for that. Finally, Tickets for the Wimbledon Championships at the most famous Tennis Arena with 15'000 seats are highly sought-after. Who is not a Member, you had to either have a lot of patience in the Queues (up to 30 hours) – are there for the Centre Court are just 500 tickets per day available – or in the case of a draw, good luck.

Now there is a new way to get seats on the grandstand. On Thursday Five-year-passes for the oldest tennis tournament in the world in the sale. 80'000 British pounds (the equivalent of about 104'000 Swiss francs), the cost of such a seat. Who up to 10. May can get one from 2021 to 2025 valid passport, must have a fat wallet, then to the circle of the Illustrious. "These are absolutely the best seats in the stadium. You have the option, in addition to the family boxes of the player and the Royal Box (where invited guests can find only exclusive; Red.) to sit," says Estelle Bertrand from the re-sale agents Wimbledon Debenture Holders to CNN.

An investment in the Centre Court

of Course, include the Tickets, there are also Extras such as private Parking or access to Lounges and Bars, the Rest of the audience deprived of. Free food and drinks, there is not, despite the high selling price. For support with the acquisition of a Five-year passport, the Renovation and improvement of the infrastructure of the Centre Courts, like Bertrand is running. After the Centre Court, now Court No. 1 was equipped with a closable roof.

2520 Five-year passports are available for sale. They make up 16.8 percent of the seats in the main arena, the owner of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC). This expects a revenue of 201 million pounds ($323 million CHF) – alone with the sales of the exclusive seats.

"For people who love Tennis and can afford"

also, the card holder can Earn. According to CNN, one sold his for over five years, paid-for space (approximately 50'000 pounds – about 65'000 CHF – he is said to have originally cost) for more than the double the price. Converted, he is said to have made over 73'000 CHF. It is, however, an isolated case.

"We do not believe that it is holder many passports, sell your Tickets and you will as a financial instrument view", quoted the "Financial Times", the AELTC Chairman Philip Brook. "The passports are for people who love Tennis and can afford it, to have a guaranteed seat." According to CNN, the Five-year passports are the only Wimbledon tickets freely transferable. "Since the AELTC is of the view that this is appropriate for those persons, the considerable sums of money in the purchase have invested", is the justification.

A normal earner can be a five-year seat reserved seat at the most prestigious Grand Slam tournament, there is hardly a Swiss not afford. In 2016, the average gross annual wage in this country, according to the Federal statistical office at 84'526 Swiss francs (monthly 6502 Fr. 13), a Wimbledon Five-year Pass still costs a couple of month's wages.

(ddu)

Created: 30.03.2019, 12:54 PM

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