Arms race

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Mod­ernising the Grand Slams

Aus­tralian Open

The on­go­ing A$975m ($640m) re­de­vel­op­ment of Mel­bourne Park in­cludes a new Rod Laver Arena and a bridge to the city’s cen­tre

Roland Gar­ros

A $440m de­vel­op­ment in­cludes a 5,000-seat court sur­rounded by green­houses and a new roof for the main Phillipe Cha­trier court, which opens in 2020

US Open

Spent $600m ren­o­vat­ing the USTA Bil­lie Jean King Na­tional Ten­nis Cen­ter to in­crease ca­pac­ity by 10,000 per day, built a roof over the Arthur Ashe sta­dium and is build­ing a new Louis Arm­strong Sta­dium


As well as this ex­pan­sion, AELTC has spent £175m ($223m) on a roof for Num­ber 1 Court for 2019, hav­ing spent around £80m-£100m on a Cen­tre Court roof

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