Wimbledon tickets: ‘Brits would’ve paid £802 to see Andy Murray triumph’

Brits would have been prepared to pay £802 to witness sporting history and see Andy Murray win Wimbledon in 2013

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Andy Murray was the defending Wimbledon champion Photo: Back Page Images

Brits would have been prepared to pay £802 to witness sporting history and see Andy Murray take the Wimbledon title for the first time in July 2013.

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That’s the average ticket price fans would be prepared to pay to see the Scot triumph over Novak Djokovic in last year’s final, according to independent research commissioned by ticket marketplace viagogo.

When asked which great British sporting moment they would most love to revisit first hand, respondents ranked Murray’s 2013 win as third on the all-time list of sporting triumphs, behind England’s 1966 World Cup win and Torvill and Dean’s gold-medal winning ‘Bolero’ routine at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics.

With England’s disappointment in Brazil still fresh in memory, the Three Lions’ 5-1 demolition of Germany at the World Cup qualifiers in 2001 was ranked as the fourth-hottest historic sporting ticket, with London 2012’s Super Saturday completing the top five.

When asked how much they would have been willing to pay to witness Murray make history in 2013, men were willing to pay an average of £972, compared to the £637 that women would be willing to pay.

Top five British sporting successes Brits would most love to revisit:

1966 England win the World Cup
1984 Torvill & Dean’s winning ‘Bolero’ routine at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics
2013 Andy Murray wins Wimbledon
2001 England beat Germany 5-1 in the 2002 World Cup qualifiers
2012 Super Saturday at the London Olympics

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