Work to begin on new Court Three
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:30
The new court, which will seat 2,000 spectators, is expected to be finished in 2011.
Tim Phillips, chairman of the All England Club, said: “With its unofficial name of the ‘Graveyard of the Champions’, old Court Two has played its part in framing Wimbledon’s history.”
He added: “While acknowledging that contribution, we also have to consider Wimbledon’s future and the time is now right to build a court with all the excellent spectator comforts that people have come to expect at The Championships.”
This year’s tournament will see a new 4,000-seat Court Two used for the first time.