Tennis: No 1 Court all dressed up for its big day
Monday 23 June 1997
In addition to the new No 1 Court, a broadcast centre, new courts 18 and 19, and a road tunnel linking Somerset Road and Church Road will come into operation for the first time. The landscaping has also been completed.
The new No 1 Court seats 11,000, an increase of 4,500 on the original No 1 Court, which has been demolished. The building incorporates a food village, a merchandising shop, 11 hospitality suites and a debenture holders' lounge overlooking courts 14-17.
The site where the original No 1 Court stood, adjacent to the Centre Court, will be cor- doned off and camouflaged during the tournament. After- wards work on the site starts on a new facilities building pro- viding improved amenities for players, media, officials and club members. Completion is scheduled for 2000 and the long-term plan will cost in excess of pounds 100,000.
About 500 tickets for No 1 Court will be on sale each day.
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