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Old July 19th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #181
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Looking good.
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The roof was a success by the look of thing , now maybe a roof for court one.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #183
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More work at Wimbledon.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/southea...7617909741484/

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Old November 30th, 2009, 02:21 AM   #184
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What was wrong with that court?
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Old November 30th, 2009, 10:29 PM   #185
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Not sure how recent those pictures are? Seems like the Autumn 'leaf drop' has missed SW19.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 11:56 PM   #186
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They seem to be the removal of the old court 2 and 3 grandstands as court 2 was moved last year.

They are building a new 2,000 seater court 3, the old Court 2 which had a capacity of 2,192 seats plus room for 770 standing. But guess it was showing its age now with so many new courts.

Plus will technically be bigger capacity than the court it replaces as it will replace the much smaller court 3.
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Old April 30th, 2010, 10:16 PM   #187
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Old May 1st, 2010, 04:43 AM   #188
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^ Thanks for those pictures. Why is the court raised so high above ground level?
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Old May 1st, 2010, 10:32 AM   #189
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^ Thanks for those pictures. Why is the court raised so high above ground level?
What do you mean? If you look at the first of RMB2007's photos, you can look through from the outside to the inside, and the court is at the same level...
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Old May 1st, 2010, 11:13 AM   #190
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Yeah its an illusion due to the high wall they have at each end of tennis courts, if that makes any sense. Had me fooled at first
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Yeah its an illusion due to the high wall they have at each end of tennis courts, if that makes any sense. Had me fooled at first
The crane seems to be going down into and below the court surface though?
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Old May 29th, 2011, 11:42 AM   #192
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The new court 3 is built and ready for this years tournament, has lead to some changes round that section as now instead of a small court below which had a few benches there is court 12 with a big unreserved stand.
Also I am not sure if it is clear in the scanned version but Court 3 has an unreserved seating section. I guess to replace the unreserved standing section that used be there when court 2 was there.



I found this, a comparison between 1994 layout and 2011.



I am not sure of their future plans but the new layout looks like not much more can be fitted into a small space.
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Thanks for the photos, it looks like there will be TV screens so Hawkeye will be on this court as well?
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Old June 24th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #195
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Retractable Roofs
Just listening to commentators discussing the brilliance of the centre roof, but what are the chances of a roof being built on Court 1?

I would certainly provide a tough challange for the architect, to add a retractable roof and to keep the stand out famous circular shape of Court 1.

Anyone got any thoughts on what they would do - I think they would just make a more standard rectangular roof and fold the canvas roof like at Centre.
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Court 1 would be tricky, but I am wonder if they can put one on the new court 2 or 3. Though I think with 3 it was designed that way so that the members enclosure can look in.
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Wow, I hadn't realised how new No. 1 Court was!

Just been Googling the Old No. 1 court. I'm just about too young to remember this!


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Old June 26th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #198
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The changes are quite amazing when you look at that photo, I never went when the old court 1 was there but even since I started going around 2000 there have been so many changes.

Next year will be interesting as they will need to get the courts ready for the Olympics.
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Not to keen on the style of the new 2 and 3 courts, while I feel they are any times better than the courts they replaced, I just have a feeling the style too similar to the identi-kit bowl football stadium that's common in the UK.

I wonder if we will get a 3rd 10,000+ capacity stadium at Wimbledon, if build it with the folding roof then 25,000+ people could watch rain games indoors live Also it is another big show court that pros would be more than happy to play in, I have noticed some women getting annoyed at being pushed out of the big two courts because there isn't enough room to fit their games on Cnetre or 1 - a 3rd show court would allow more games to be played in a big game atmosphere and would keep the top ranked women happy - as well as thousands of fans dry in the rain!
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I don't see where there is space for another large show court, they would either have to build on the practice courts at one end or across the road on the indoor courts.
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