Wimbledon tickets: One in 18 London workers plan to pull ‘SW19 sickie’
Wimbledon tickets: One in 18 London workers plan to skive off work to attend the third Grand Slam of the year at the All England Club
A ‘tennis fever’ epidemic is set to sweep across the capital, with a wave of London workers planning to pull a ‘Wimbledon sickie’ as Murray mania kicks off, according to viagogo, the world’s largest ticket marketplace.
New research by viagogo has revealed that one in 18 London workers (from a poll of 1000 customers in June 2013) plan to skive off work during the second week of the famous All England Club championship.
viagogo ticketing data has identified Wednesday 3 July as the worst day for ‘tennis fever’ sufferers. Demand for tickets on this day is the highest on the website after the respective finals.
The potential for top seeded Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray to all meet on court that day has no doubt influenced the day’s popularity among tennis fans.
viagogo spokesperson Steve Roest said: “Tennis fever has once again taken hold of London with all eyes on SW19.
“Demand for tickets to matches is as high as ever, meaning tennis fans are willing to skive off work to see their heroes in action.”
For fans of the sport looking to get their hands on tickets to see if Murray can finally take the title this year, Wimbledon tickets are available on viagogo.
viagogo is the official ticket exchange partner of The Sport Review