The ticket ballot process for The 150th Open at St Andrews has now concluded.
We received an incredible 1.3 million ticket requests, a show of support that we are truly grateful for. We have contacted everyone who was successful and are contacting those who have been unsuccessful by email today (Tuesday 30th November).
With such high demand we just simply haven’t been able to accommodate everyone and unfortunately many fans will be disappointed at missing out on tickets. We feel that the ticket ballot was the most fair and equitable way to sell tickets for such a high demand event and set out to give as many different people as possible the chance to experience this historic milestone in St Andrews next summer.
The highest-ever number of general admission tickets have been issued for an Open through this ballot process and, along with record-breaking sales of premium experiences, we hope we will be able to achieve the largest ever attendance at The Open.
We are continuing to work on finalising the total capacity for next year’s Championship at St Andrews and are closely monitoring the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic as we consider what mitigation measures might be required. These are clearly still challenging times, and we are working closely with the Scottish Government, the health authorities, and our advisers on this process.
If circumstances allow at the time, and with the support of the Scottish Government, we will hope to have a capacity of over 50,000 on each of the four Championship days as well as substantial attendances on the four practice days. Our foremost priority, though, is to ensure that fans can attend safely and enjoy the best possible spectator experience.
We’d like to thank all of you who applied in the ticket ballot for your passionate support of The Open and very much look forward to welcoming all spectators to St Andrews next summer.