Following major renovations at the other Grand Slams and top events, the French Open is finally making changes to their site.
Among them, a new Court Philippe Chatrier will be in place for 2019. As you can see in the video, the old one was completely torn down after Nadal’s win last June.
The hope is that Chatrier will have a roof over its head by 2020. As part of a $400M site overhaul, it will mean the French won’t be the only Slam without a roof, and potentially open the event to night play.
“As we say in sport, we are in the ‘money time’,” said tournament expansion head Gilles Jourdan said. “We have a little less than three months until it has to be delivered on April 15.
“We’re not there yet, there’s still three months of work, so we’re not worried, but we’re very, very focused.”
After the 2019 edition, the famed Court One Bullring is also expected to be torn down. And other projects are also in the works.
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