24 May 2016
How the No. 1 Court changes will impact Wimbledon hospitality
April was a very exciting month for British tennis with the announcement by The All England Club of its plans for the new-look No. 1 Court at The Championships, Wimbledon.
It has been in the master plan for several years but now details have been released of the £70 million reconstruction of No. 1 Court which took place after the 2016 championships.
So how will this affect hospitality at Wimbledon? All for the better of course:
• No. 1 Court will have a final capacity of 12,400, an increase of 900 seats (over two higher tiers), meaning more people can get closer to the action at the Championships
• Just like the iconic Centre Court, the new court has been designed by Sir Robert McAlpine. He was behind London’s Olympic Stadium! The new stadium is going to be something everyone wants to see, meaning your invite is certain to get accepted
• The court will boast a retractable roof! The biggest impact on Wimbledon hospitality will now be that you have guaranteed play on both Centre Court and No. 1 Court so you can rest assured you won’t miss any of the action by booking what are currently seen as secondary tickets due to the potential lack of play due to weather
• For those who can’t wait to see the new design the court will be used in the 2017 championships, it will not, however, boast the new retractable roof
• The design also adds a new two level public plaza which will be in place of Court No. 19
• For those lucky enough to book No. 1 Court in 2019 there are new wider, more comfortable seats throughout the Court
• Hospitality facilities will be getting an update. Watch out for brand new hospitality areas that will be located just south of the court.