Leadership / 01.20.21
Masters Tournament Delays Ticketing Process for 2021
ESPN.com (12/29/20) Harig, Bob
The Masters Tournament has postponed its ticketing process for the 2021 championship as it looks for a way to allow some spectators to come back for the first major of the year. "As planning continues on how to stage the 2021 Masters Tournament safely and responsibly, we would like to inform you that Augusta National is delaying the ticket process for Patron Series Badges, which traditionally begins Jan. 1," the club stated in an email to ticket holders. Patron Series Badges are viable for the four tournament rounds only and do not include practice rounds. The price of a badge for 2020 was to be $375, and when the Masters announced in August that it would play in November without spectators, it offered to defer those badges to 2021. Tickets for practice rounds are issued for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday using a lottery conducted the previous spring, and they also were deferred to 2021. Crowd sizes have not been announced, but it is generally thought that about 30,000 series badges are sold. Masters Chairman Fred Ridley in November expressed hope that the "tournament in April will be more normal than it is now," but offered no guarantees that it will be any different, given the current uncertainty with the pandemic.
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