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The Wimbledon Championships 2022 - Facts and figures

The Wimbledon Championships stirs the heart of all tennis fans across the world – it’s also the home of one of Close Brothers Asset Finance’s larger offices, so we thought we’d take a closer look at what makes this iconic event tick…

Finances

2019 was a high water mark for the Championships in terms of its revenue, reaching £77.6m from all sources – but then the pandemic came, and this figure dropped to £47m in 2020 (even though it didn’t take place) – just a year later the recovery had started with a rise to £59.38m. We can expect 2022 to bring further financial benefits.

Staff

In total, around 5,600 staff are needed to run a successful Championships, over half of which look after food and drink.

This is five times the number needed for stewards - 619!

Food & drink

With 3,000 food and drink workers needed, what are they serving? Turns out, alcohol is high on the list!

Merch

Few visitors to Wimbledon leave without some sort of keepsake – but what are the hot ticket items?

In 2019, for example, 58,271 baseball caps and Panama hats were sold, followed by 27,419 Championship towels.

The rest of the list is:

 

Attendance

In 2019, attendance hit over half a million (500,397), a rise over both 2018 (473,169) and 2017 (473,372).

Prize money

Prize money at The Championships is the same for both men and women in 2022:

 

Hospitality

If you want to treat someone, it might not be cheap but it will no doubt be worth it (prices are per person):