View Full Version : Roland Garros to get a roof?

05-15-2009, 04:08 AM
There's a short snippet in the British Daily Mail today saying RG will have a new centre court and roof by 2014 - any French based posters can confirm this is the case?

05-15-2009, 05:22 AM
Yup, it's definitely the case. It's all over the news actually. I'm not French, but it was mentioned on TV yesterday during the broadcast as well.

05-15-2009, 05:40 AM
I thought its 2011? I read that in news too.

pound cat
05-15-2009, 06:45 AM

2013 or 14

05-15-2009, 06:48 AM
I thought its 2011? I read that in news too.
I seem to recall 2011 as well. Why would they need four years to get a roof?

PARIS - The French Tennis Federation has chosen the architect for a new retractable roof over the Roland Garros centre court, which will be ready in 2011 to prevent any rain delays at the French Open.

The new roof at Roland Garros will cover the centre court. The courts in a planned extension not far away from the main stadium are also set to get roofs.

The federation unanimously chose Marc Mimram as the architect for the project in a vote today. Mimram is well known as the designer of the overpass that connects France and Germany across the Rhine River in Strasbourg.

Wimbledon is using a retractable roof on its centre court for the first time this year.

- AP

A computer generated image shows the new stadium that will be built to extend Roland Garros stadium.