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People Shocked By How Much Food And Drink Costs At Wimbledon

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People Shocked By How Much Food And Drink Costs At Wimbledon

Social media users have been left shocked after tennis fans revealed the staggering cost of food and drink at Wimbledon.

The world famous tennis tournament has returned with over 40,000 people attending each day, but it's not just the action on the court that has the internet talking.

The eye watering price of chicken and chips at the prestigious tournament has left social media users stunned.

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The Twitter account Sport Scran has revealed that a tray of chicken and chips with a side of coleslaw will set you back a whopping £11.

Twitter users were less than impressed by the picture of the underwhelming tray.

One shocked user wrote: "That's seriously overpriced."

Meanwhile, other users were appalled by the size of the chicken. In one interaction, a user wrote: "That is the saddest chicken I've seen in a while."

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The tweet prompted a reply a from another user who questioned: "Where actually is the chicken?"

The disappointing platter didn't get the seal of approval from KFC either, as their social media team joked: "Well that's ruined my day."

Another Wimbledon attendee also chimed in to share that their pint cost £7.10 and while most people were stunned by the price, one user added: "And he's paid it."

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Others were so shocked by the prices they were seriously reconsidering attending the tournament next year.

"Thought to myself that I'd really like to go to Wimbledon next year and now performing a U-turn in my head after seeing this," they said.

But there may be a silver lining for Wimbledon spectators hoping to enjoy the famous strawberries and cream, as prices have not risen.

The All England Club's chief executive confirmed that despite the surging food prices, the Wimbledon must-have treat will still cost £2.50 this year.

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Chief executive Sally Bolton said: "Like every other business our costs are increasing across the board so we’re having to balance that challenge. As much as we can we’re trying not to pass that on to the consumer."

Strawberries and cream have remained at £2.50 since 2010.

Bolton added: "One of the most iconic parts of our food and drink offer, strawberries, are kept at £2.50 and have been now since 2010, so we’ve retained those at an accessible price despite input prices going up.”

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Wimbledon returned on Monday (27 June) with full capacity crowds for the first the time in three years. The grand slam tournament will run until 10 July.

Words by Shiala Mahmood.

Featured Image Credit: @lambertusc/Twitter/@SportScran/Twitter

Topics: Tennis, Wimbledon

The SPORTbible Team
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