Philippe-Chartier demolition begins

After a two-month break in the modernization of the French Open site during the tournament, work has begun again.

The demolition of basically 80 per cent of the center court, Court Philippe-Chatrier, began with the removal of some 15,000 green plastic seats  (what are they even doing with them?)


Next year, the seating in the main stadium (and the new No. 1 Court, Simonne-Mathieu) will match the new seating at Court Suzanne Lenglen and be made of chestnut wood.

It should be noted that some players found the new, paler seating rather challenging to adjust to visually.

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