New look for Roland Garros in ’18

The new, roofed Court Philippe-Chatrier is still a few years away.

But there will be significant changes on the site for this year’s French Open.


The seats on Court Suzanne-Lenglen – all 10,068 of them – are being switched out from the old grey and green to … wood.

Not just any wood, of course. The new seating will be built with Vosges wood by the French company Delagrave. 

Also: a new, sunken court with a capacity of 2,200 will replace old Court 18, which was the court furthest away from the hub of stadium court and had very limited seating.

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