Critics slam empty seats at Wimbledon


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Critics have blamed corporate and media tickets for the empty seats on Wimbledon's Centre Centre Court on Monday.

BBC presenter Gary Lineker said on Twitter: "Lots of empty seats on centre court. Corporate lethargy no doubt. What a waste of tickets so many could give their right arm for #wimbledon."

A spokesman for the All England Club pointed out that people leave their seats to get refreshments due to being in all-day seats.

The criticism follows the problems at London 2012 last summer when organisers were berated for distributing tickets to sponsors and media prompting empty seats at several venues.

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