View Full Version : Do You like the New Center Court?

Jun 25th, 2007, 12:24 PM
I don't. I think Center Court was what made Wimbledon special and now its ugly. :ras:

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jun 25th, 2007, 12:30 PM
Nah i preferred the old one but this one will have a roof so meh!!

Jun 25th, 2007, 12:31 PM
got a couple of pics to compare?

Jun 25th, 2007, 12:40 PM
they are going in the right direction so yes :)

Jun 25th, 2007, 12:45 PM

Jun 25th, 2007, 01:12 PM
It's not "the New Center Court". It's the interim Centre Court.

Jun 25th, 2007, 01:30 PM
The new Centre Court? :weirdo:
It's not the finished product!

Jun 25th, 2007, 01:35 PM
havent checked it yet

Jun 25th, 2007, 03:16 PM
Its different, thats for sure.
It makes it look bigger, but I prefer the old one :)

Jun 25th, 2007, 03:17 PM
I don't care as long as they can play on it.

Avid Merrion
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:18 PM
uh, it's not finished yet :lol:
oh, and it's Centre Court. thanks :p

Jun 25th, 2007, 03:21 PM
:( Center!

Jun 25th, 2007, 03:25 PM
uh, it's not finished yet :lol:
oh, and it's Centre Court. thanks :p

What he said ;)

Avid Merrion
Jun 25th, 2007, 03:30 PM
:( Center!

maybe it's Center in your part of the world, but we're in Wimbledon now so it's Centre. deal. :p

Jun 25th, 2007, 03:33 PM
maybe it's Center in your part of the world, but we're in Wimbledon now so it's Centre. deal. :p


Jun 25th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Only Supergrunt.

Jun 25th, 2007, 03:35 PM
maybe it's Center in your part of the world, but we're in Wimbledon now so it's Centre. deal. :p

ok :sad:

Jun 25th, 2007, 03:36 PM
That's how I spell centre too. :lol:

To be honest, I haven't noticed the difference. :o

Maybe we need some pics in here to compare.

Jun 25th, 2007, 03:36 PM
In Constantinople we spell it "Sentir"

Jun 25th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Love the new Centre Court (when it's completed) - the roof should have gone on 30 years ago!

An extra 5,000 seats would have been nice as well, so us REAL tennis fans can watch some of the action.

Jun 25th, 2007, 04:26 PM
yes i hate it. it must be bull dozed now because there is no way to save it :lol:

Mark Spruce
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:26 PM

Jun 25th, 2007, 04:28 PM
In Constantinople we spell it "Sentir"

you mean in Istanbul :p

Crazy 4 Anci
Jun 25th, 2007, 04:41 PM
it's not even the finished product yet so can't really say

Jun 25th, 2007, 04:43 PM
It reminds me of the Ordina Open center court. I liked the old one beter, but it's not bad.

Jun 25th, 2007, 04:43 PM
It looks SO weird being totally open and unfinished. You can also see how (relatively) small it is compared to other large tennis stadiums, i.e. Ashe or Chatrier. Or maybe it just looks smaller because it slopes back less steeply than other stadiums. But I'm sure it will look great when completed and rain-protected - which will be 2010?

Federer said the wind was totally different with Centre Court being open, so we'll see how different the conditions play sans roof.

Jun 25th, 2007, 05:32 PM
It's absolutely dreadful looking.

Jun 25th, 2007, 05:36 PM

Jun 25th, 2007, 05:39 PM
Ummm..it is in a transitional phase people. I'll be so glad when CENTRE Court has its roof. This Wimbledon rain pisses me off.

Jun 25th, 2007, 06:01 PM
I don't like it but without the roof it does look bigger



Jun 25th, 2007, 06:08 PM
what's the point of this?

it's the first stage to getting a new roof. it's not really a "new" center court. they are prepping it.

The Daviator
Jun 25th, 2007, 06:09 PM
I don't like it, but the roof is needed, so I don't really mind it...

Jun 25th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Jesus Christ.

The moaners in this thread are complete retards.

Jun 25th, 2007, 09:46 PM
I think this "in-between" Centre Court seems more generic than it used to be. The roof made the stadium more intimate and special. However, it is important to remember that this is only temporary. By next year's championship, the fixed part of the new roof will be in place. (The moving part of the roof will not be operational until 2009.) This will be a year to remember, since 2007 will be the only Wimbledon where there was ever no sort of roof on Centre court. I think the new court will be a great addition, and hopefully, the look of Centre Court will remain similar to what it always was in the past.

Someone was asking about comparison pictures of the various incarnations of the Center Court roof, so here are some examples.

Centre Court through Wimbledon 2006

Current Centre Court

Future Centre Court

Jun 25th, 2007, 09:50 PM
It hasn't been posted, so..