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Wimbledon Centre Court Roof

The moment the 2006 tournament finished in July, engineers and workmen moved in to rip out the court's old roof and one of the stands, and begin work on installing a new retractable translucent roof to create an all weather playing environment, and which will be completed in time for the tournament in 2009. The court's capacity will also be increased from 13,800 to 15,000 with bigger seats:



^ Cranes are seen beside Centre Court of the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, as construction work is carried out to prepare for the installation of a retrctable roof, Thursday Oct. 5, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)



^ A worker carries out construction work in preparation to install a retractable roof on the Centre Court of the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, Thursday Oct. 5, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)



^ Construction work is carried out on the Centre Court of the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon , in preparation for the installation of a retactable roof, Thursday Oct. 5, 2006. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)



^ A model on show at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in this Tuesday Jan. 6, 2004 file photo, shows the proposed retractable roof of the famous Centre Court. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, file)


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looks really different
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looks really different
Yeah, it looks different to me too..

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Wow.

So what will the Centre Court look like during next year's tournament?
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Wow.

So what will the Centre Court look like during next year's tournament?
Yeah I was thinking the same
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Hopefully they arnt using the same company that are doing wembley stadium lmao!
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Cmon guys you are so reach pay some more and get ready with it till start of the next year's tourney!!!

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i dont know but the wimbledon arena deserves it

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The first picture is kind of strange...someone decapitated Wimbledon! llol

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2009??? The Amsterdam Arena was build in 11 months, why do they need 3 years for renovation???
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2009??? The Amsterdam Arena was build in 11 months, why do they need 3 years for renovation???

Timescale explained here: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about...gtermplan.html

There’s a lot more being built than just the retractable roof, but 3 years is too long, and I bet they’ve not accounted for the inevitable dozy builder, driving his bulldozer straight across the hallowed turf.

When you think of how fast they construct in China, the Shanghai race circuit being one example, built on ‘uninhabitable’ swampland, using 40,000 steel underpins, in just 2 years.


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And I hope they’ve done their sums regarding humidity. The last thing they want is players refusing to play with the roof shut, because humidity is making the grass slippy.


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WOW! It looks weird... they wrecked Centre Court.

How the hell is it gonna look for 07 and 08?

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