Raising the Roof - No.1 Court is ready for the Championships

April 26, 2019

Forming part of the Wimbledon Masterplan, the No.1 Court Project has recently culminated following the three year build of a new roof on the Show Court. A more complex build than the roof on Centre Court, the project has been led by main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine, supported by a team of over 4000 staff throughout its lifetime, and has taken over 2.2 million man hours.

Below demonstrates the Wimbledon masterplan, visibly showing the new roof on the circular No.1 Court structure.

Wimbledon Masterplan

On Sunday 19 May, the roof will see its first official test in front of a capacity crowd at the No.1 Court Celebration. Thereafter, it will be ready to spring into action throughout The Championships this summer, whenever rain threatens to stop play. There is no doubt, then, that organisers will be scheduling matches of increasing profile on this Show Court.

Here's a preview of what the court looks like with it's new addition...

Court No.1

Court No.1 

In 2018 (without the roof), No.1 Court played host to many of the world's best, including eventual men's singles winner Novak Djokovic, British men's Number one Kyle Edmund and top seeds in both the men's singles (Roger Federer) and ladies' singles (Simona Halep). 

Federer faced Kevin Anderson on No.1 Court in last year's Men's Singles Quarter-finals.

Federer on No.1 Court

The new roof on No.1 Court now means that hospitality guests will be guaranteed top-rated tennis viewing with every booking, no matter which ticket type they choose, and regardless of whether the British weather decides to play ball. Find out more and book online.


Secure your place at No. 1 Court in 2019

No.1 Court ticket options can be included with all official hospitality experiences in The Lawn. Find out more and book online.




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