The 103rd edition of the Davis Cup is less than a month away from crowning this year’s champion and fans from all around the world are rushing to ensure that they have tickets for the Final event. The 2014 Final features France vs. Switzerland in Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, France from November 21st to November 23rd. France will look to win their 10th title in their home country, which would be good for 3rd all-time amongst countries, behind the United States of America (32) and Australia (28). Switzerland is seeking its first title to cap off its magical run. Lead by Roger Federer, Switzerland has never before reached further than the Quarterfinals in World Group play.
According to data provided by Ticketbis.net, an online ticket resale marketplace, the Davis Cup Final is the tennis tournament final that has sparked the most interest for fans, in particular for Americans. The Final has accounted for 57% of all tennis finals transactions, ahead of other big finals such as Roland Garros. The French Open was responsible for 41.44% of sales, while the Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon share the remaining percentages.
With the Davis Cup Final being played in France, it may come as a surprise that fans from the United States rank third in ticket acquisitions by country for the event, only preceded by the two finalists, France and Switzerland. Specifically, all the purchases from the US for the Davis Cup have been exclusively for the Final. Italy and Brazil were ahead of the US for tickets bought to all the other levels of competition, but haven’t kept up with the US in demand for the Final. The American fan that spent the most on Finals tickets from Ticketbis bought 6 tickets, 2 for each day of the event, for a total of $6,856 (5,384€). The first day of the competition is the most acquired and 50% of fans have chosen Category 1 seating, the most expensive option.
The most expensive Davis Cup tickets purchased on Ticketbis were by a French buyer for $1,607 (1.262€), while the cheapest one was by an Italian buyer who spent only $51 (40€) for the Italy – UK first round match. Overall, the average ticket price paid by fans has been approximately $325 (255€) Euros, rising to about $350 (275€) for the Final. Until today, on Ticketbis’ website, individuals sold a total of 1,600 tickets for the three days of the Final, of which only 166 currently remain at the time of this writing. Of the remaining 166 Final tickets, the most expensive is $1,783 (1400€) for Category 1 seating, while the cheapest is $375 (295€) for Category 4 seats.