Contrary to popular belief, or at least every sports bar in America, there are other sporting events happening right now besides soccer. The Wimbledon Championships are currently underway. You wouldn't know it, but they actually started yesterday.
Wimbeledon ticket sales have been hit hard by the World Cup. Michael Bernstein of Tennistours.com told Forbes he has seen sales plummet 20 percent from last year, and believes it is directly related to the World Cup.
Sales and pricing are quite complicated for both events, which offer many tickets as exclusives to
fancy executives and Pitbull very important people in advance. If you were lucky enough to have purchased directly from the source, World Cup seats for the opening match were $495 while Wimbledon's first day was just over $81. The finals match at the World Cup is $990, where as Wimbledon is between $210 and $250.
At the World Cup, prices are subject to change depending on availability. For the Germany/U.S. game, they fell from around $900 to an average of $673.75. On the same secondary market, Wimbledon seats can bring in the realm of the $4,000s, but this includes tickets to two highly coveted events: men's semi- and quarter- finals. There are also outside accommodation costs that affect the potential ticket buyer, though in this case, they are around the same. For the final round of Wimbledon, nearly hotels are around $250 a night. Hotels recommended by FIFA are around $200 as well for the final weekend of the World Cup.