No. 1 Court (Wimbledon)

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Wimbledon No. 1 Court
Court No.1
Location All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
Owner AELTC
Capacity 11,430
Surface Grass
Opened 1997
Tenants
Wimbledon Championships

No. 1 Court is a tennis court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London. Opened in 1997, it is used for the Wimbledon Championships and is sometimes chosen for Great Britain Davis Cup home ties, the primary Centre Court being preserved solely for the Grand Slam tennis tournament (and the 2012 Olympic Games). With a spectator capacity of 11,430 it replaced the now-demolished former No. 1 Court which had stood at the west side of Centre Court since 1928 with a spectator capacity of 7,328. The old court was replaced by the Millennium Building, the media centre and facilities for players, members, and officials.

Former No. 1 Court[edit]

The former No. 1 Court

The original No. 1 Court was built to the west side of Centre Court in 1928. It had a spectator capacity of 7,328. It was smaller than the current No. 1 Court and was said to have had a unique, more intimate atmosphere and was a favourite of many players.[citation needed]

The old court was replaced in 1997 by the current No. 1 Court situated to the north of Centre Court. The old No. 1 Court was demolished because its capacity for spectators was too low. The site of the old court is now occupied by the Millennium Building, the media centre, and facilities for players, members, and officials.[citation needed]

Current No. 1 Court[edit]

The current No. 1 Court in Aorangi Park was built in 1997, with a spectator capacity of 11,430.[citation needed]

In April 2013, the All England Club confirmed its intention to build a retractable roof over No.1 Court. The roof is expected to be in place for The Championships 2019.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wimbledon invests in players and The Championships". The Championships, Wimbledon. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wimbledon prize money up 40% and roof planned for Court One". BBC Sport (BBC). 23 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 

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Coordinates: 51°26′07″N 0°12′53.30″W / 51.43528°N 0.2148056°W / 51.43528; -0.2148056