French open tickets 2013

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  1. rob_con

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    Does anyone know a decent way to get tickets to the French open this coming year? I'm not sure I can afford $700/day. I know FFT members have priority and can get tickets for ~$100/day. Are there any FFT members going or willing to buy? If anyone has ideas, please let me know. Thanks!
     
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  2. audioaffliction

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    According to the official site, tix go on sale February 13 to the general public. I just checked because I'm planning to go this year. Good luck!
     
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  3. rommil

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    What I did last year was sign up/create an account on the site then I stayed up until the site was open for purchase, it will explain too what tickets are good for which courts( usually the big courts are different show courts). You will also need to enter the names of the respective ticket holders for each ticket( which you can change later if need be).
     
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  4. kymacy

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    This is also my first time buying tickets and going to the French Open. I've already created a username and password. I plan on buying on February 13th as soon as it's open to the general public. The most expensive ticket that i saw on the ftt website was 150 Euros. I think The prices are jacked if you buy elsewhere because people scalpe them.

    Since this is my first time, is there anything i should know in advance that will make purchasing tickets easier?
     
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  5. iyudhi

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    kymacy: 150 for ground passes or for the ticketed event? just trying to gauge how much it would cost to attend FO
     
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    The guidelines should be available on the website, I only bought tickets for the first day, not multiple days. I think you can only buy 4 per session. I don't know how scalping is done since they will check your ticket AND your ID card prior to entry. Me and my friends already had plane tickets before and it was my assignment to get the FO tickets so I waited the minute it opened to the general public and stayed up for it.

    Hope you get to see, it's a wonderful experience. I wish I could have stayed at least 3 days straight. Oh and check the weather, it can get so hot at times and rainy,damp and cold depending on the day.
     
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    http://rolandgarros.fft-tickets.com/sites/rolandgarros.fft-tickets.com/files/Tarifs-RG2013-GP-UK.pdf

    Thats the link to the ticket prices. No point in going cheap on the tickets, im already spending a bunch on air fare just to get there so might as well get the best tickets (Court Phillip + Outside Category 1)

    Do not buy tickets anywhere else but www.fft-tickets.com. There seems to be a bunch of people who take advantage of our ignorance. One of the Black Market sites has the price per ticket over $800. Thats crazy.
     
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    Just reviving this thread a day before tickets go on sale....

    Do you have to be a member of French Tennis Federation to buy the tickets? I'm planning to go Tue and Wed of the first week (the second round). Is it easier to get those tickets than weekend tickets?
     
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    Thanks for a quick reply!
    What is Category 1 seating? Is that the cheapest seats?
    What does General Admission gets you - ground passes to the smaller courts?
    And the most important question: Do you know what time does the ticket sale start? Midnight French time - or later ?
     
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  10. drewski711

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    Evidently they don't go on sale at midnight...
     
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    Looks like they are on sale now. I am in a queue saying the wait is less than 30 mins...
     
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    Logged on using my mobile and it says the wait is 2 hours now.
     
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  13. fedfan86

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    Got 1 ticket for men's semi finals day! Pleased with that. Hope I can get a decent priced hotel now, but Paris is a short trip on the Eurostar for me.
     
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  14. tennis34

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    Yup, 2 hours wait for me too.....
     
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  15. tennis34

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    less than 30 minutes now!!!!
    I'm trying to get tickets for the second round (tue and wed).
     
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  16. Jeebs

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    I logged on at 6am GMT when they went on sale and had to wait about 40 minutes. Managed to get a pair of the 'finals pack' tickets which I'm delighted about.
     
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  17. tennis34

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    I got tickets for 5/28 (Philippe Chartier) and 5/29 for Suzanne-Lenglen (Chartier was already sold out).
    I'm excited, never been there before !!!!!
     
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    Its awesome man....... Enjoy the city and the tournament!!!!!
     
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  19. audioaffliction

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    I got tickets for 5/27 Chartrier and 5/28 Suzanne Lenglen. I never got an email confirmation or anything. Just the screen that said that tickets would be made available in April. Did anyone else see this?
     
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  20. tennis34

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    Yup, i didn't get anything yet....looks like there will be some manual processing on their end before they give us our tickets.
     
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    I received an email confirmation right after purchasing mine. I am going on the first day. It will be my first major tennis tournament and first time in Paris!!

    Does anyone know what happens next, as far as assigning names to the tickets, i.e. when and how that happens?
     
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    That's interesting. I didn't get one. What did yours say? Did it show the tickets and dates you purchased? I'm just worried if the purchase actually went through for me. I tried going on the site again to purchase more tickets and it indicated that I wasn't able to purchase any more than I already had. I guess that means the transaction went through. I'm just uber paranoid about missing out. It'll be my first time in Paris and the French is the last of the slams I need to check off my list.
     
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    French open tickets

    I managed to get tickets for a trip with for my brother's 40th. We're hitting both days of the second round- 5/29 on Lenglen and 5/30 on Chatrier. I'm beyond excited-it'll be my 1st major and my brother's third . I did get an e-mail confirmation about 5-10 min after the purchase. If you weren't able to purchase more tickets, that's a good sign that it knows that you did make the purchase. I haven't seen anything show up on my CC yet but figure that will be a few days for processing.

    Paris is incredible. We were there a year ago. My wife, who is fully blooded Italian and usually an Italy snob, loved it so much she wanted to go right back.
     
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  24. Jeebs

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    Here's what I got
     
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    Same as the post above. And I agree with the other poster - if you weren't allowed to purchase tickets again, then your original order likely went through. You can always check with your credit card company to see if the charge went through.
     
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  26. drewski711

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    Follow up on your order

    I was actually on the website this evening. Now that most of the stadium tickets are sold, you can get right on. If you click on your info, it should show your orders now.
     
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  27. karim198

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    I dont know if I should consider myself as lucky or unlucky.
    I have bought the tickets for the women's and men final and was so happy about it.
    but I might have a work trip during that period. When I bought the tickets, I thought that it woulf be easy to resell them if I cant go. But, apparently, this wouldn't be that easy as the tickets will be assigned to my name :(
     
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  28. thisiscrazy

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    Their site said you can assign names to the tickets up to pretty close to the day of your matches, something like up to week beforehand, maybe even closer. So, if you sell them before that time, you can just put your buyer's name(s) on the tickets, when you download them. But check their site to see how late you can wait to do this.
     
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  29. Milan

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    So what's the story?

    Tickets Sold Out???

    Viagogo sold out?

    WTF is this?
     
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  30. Pidgeon

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    Indeed, just wanted to order mine.
    Are there really no more tickets ??
     
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  31. karim198

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    YEP, all tickets were sold out on February, the 13th.
    I was able to book my tickets 20 mins after the site has opened and I barely was able to get my final's tickets. I guess everything was gone after two hours the site opened.
     
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    Viagogo opens next month once the tickets are actually distributed I think.
     
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  33. Tom Milan

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    Hi guys, I managed to get some tickets for May 30th and 31st, for Court Chatrier. It will be my first Grand Slam, I have booked 2 days, so I don't miss my favourite player Djokovic :)
     
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    thanks for the info ;)
     
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    So many empty seats all the way up through RG last year - sad to see when you are at home watching on TV.
     
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  36. -RF-

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    Hey all, I just wanted to ask whether it would be safe to purchase tickets from third party sites, such as onlineticketexpress and seatwave?

    Oh and also, for anyone who has been on chatrier, are the cat 2 seats good? I heard that from cat 3 you can barely see anything and cat 1 is too expensive :p

    Thanks all
     
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    From my experience, I know that seatwave is safe.
    It is legit n I m using it to sell two tickets for the womens final.(not interested in womens tennis).
    No idea about ticketexpress but i heard it is not a site you can trust.
     
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  38. -RF-

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    Guys, I need help. I bought my E-ticket online today but the name of the ticket holder (not me) is displayed on the ticket. Now, I know Roland Garros requires you to show matching I.D of the name, but i was told that there is also a name imprinted onto the barcode??

    I'm really confused, could somebody who ahs been to RG before explain the process to me, thanks:(
     
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  39. -RF-

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    So what about the 'name in the barcode' thing i was told?
     
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  40. -RF-

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    I bought them off an unofficial site. So now that I have this e-ticket with someone else's name, what do I do??
     
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  41. -RF-

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    I simply can't believe that there is no hope for me though :( I bought the tickets off seatwave, received an e-ticket but under someone else's name. I mean, there are so many sites selling FO tickets, surely there is a way to make it work if so many appear to be resold online via unofficial sites. Any help?
     
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  42. -RF-

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    But when I was looking for tickets online I saw so many on sale... I mean, so many are sold from 3rd parties that it must 'work' in some way otherwise the business wouldn't be profitable. I'm not defending the black market I just really don't want to believe that my 200 odd pound has been wasted.
     
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  43. Tobias Fünke

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    I am attending this year and I was wondering what kind of ID is required to enter. If you're from abroad, is a driver's licence sufficient or do they want to see a passport? I'd rather not bring the passport unless I have to.
     
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  44. Rob_C

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    Can the websites maybe contact original ticket owner and ask them to change the name on the tickets?? I know it might be a privacy issue but, compared to having worthless tickets, it might be worth a shot.

    Will you at least have access to the grounds with those tickets??

    Lastly, is it free to watch the qualies or do they charge for that??
     
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  45. karim198

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    I have both bought and sold tickets for the french open on seatwave.com and I can tell you that the site is legit.

    As long as the seller assigns the ticket to the buyer. the ticket is valid (sellers usually get that info in the adress to send the tickets to.

    Also, when many tickets are involved, I join a paper asking the buyer to email the names of the attendants to me.

    In fact, here is a message I got from Seatwave when I told them I need the names of the attendants:
    "We are aware that the tickets for the French open need to be personalized with the names of the people attending and we have contacted the buyer of your tickets to obtain these names. We will get back to you with this information as soon as possible.

    Should you need any assistance or information, in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us back.

    Kind regards,"

    Also, I have bought tickets for the quarterfinals and the buyer assigned the tickets in my name as well.

    Last thing to note, the seller dont get paid until the event occured and the buyer confirmed he had no problem.
     
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  46. -RF-

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    Why is it that on viagogo it seems you can only be a minimum of 2 tickets..?

    Anyway, it seems likely I've been scammed, which is awesome :|
    I just wanted to check with you guys, does the name on the ticket come up on the voucher when you scan the barcode, or is it in any way possible that the name displayed on the ticket is not relevant, and the barcode contains the actual name.
    You see I bought tickets online and got sent an e-ticket but the name on it is not my name.....
     
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    Got OFFICIAL tickets for the 27th of May for Chatrier. Anyone else going on the same day? If Fed plays on Lenglen then I won't be a happy bunny :(
     
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  48. -RF-

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    What is the policy for rain in Paris?
     
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    Bump..........:)
     
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