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THE ROLAND GARROS STADIUM
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126 years of history
126 years of history
Roland-Garros is part of the heritage of its home country, France. Its legend began more than a hundred years ago...
Roland Garros the aviator (1918)
Roland Garros the aviator (1918)
Roland Garros was a pioneer of aviation, a hero of the First World and a man whose life was an illustration of courage.
A new stadium (1928)
A new stadium (1928)
Centre Court initially had a seating capacity of 10,000 with part of the stands constructed in wood. © Photo Yvon-FFT
1969
1969
Plans for Roland-Garros Stadium, which featured in the 1969 tournament programme. © All rights reserved-FFT
Plans for Roland-Garros Stadium in 1980
Plans for Roland-Garros Stadium in 1980
The Marey Institute was replaced by another show court, later named No.1 Court. The village opened its doors. ©All rights reserved-FFT
RG Today / tomorrow
RG Today / tomorrow
The stadium's total surface area will increase from 8.6 hectares to 11.16 hectares.
Place des Mousquetaires
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1979
1979
The Marey Institute was destroyed to make way for a second show court, later named No.1 Court. ©All rights reserved-FFT
1980
1980
A fountain was built next to No.1 Court.© Fernberger-FFT
Today
Today
The Place des Mousquetaires replaced the fountain in 1989. Built in marble, the square featured bronze statues by V. Tongiani. ©FFT
Tomorrow
Tomorrow
For the future stadium project, the Place des Mousquetaires will undergo major expansion work.