EMPTY SEATS PUT WIMBLEDON TICKET POLICY IN SPOTLIGHT

LONDON: Wimbledon’s ticket policy came under scrutiny on Tuesday after several of the tournament’s top stars played against a backdrop of empty seats. The criticisms echoed the controversy which broke out last year after numerous empty seats were spotted at the Olympics. This led to accusations that organizers gave too many tickets to sponsors and media. Traditionally tickets for Wimbledon are hard to come by with dedicated fans camping out in a nearby park for days on end in the hope of securing a highly-prized Center Court or Court One ticket.

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