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Roland-Garros: Game, set and match to the FFT!
The renovation of Roland-Garros finally approved by the courts: a victory for justice and reason!
Following the judgements made by the Council of State and Paris Crown Court, the latest ruling by the Administrative Court of Paris' on 2nd February 2017 has extinguished the final jurisdictional flame held by protesters against the project to renovate Roland Garros.
By ruling against the fifty or so pleas of illegality raised, the Court has legalised all building permits for the project, which is crucial for the future of the Roland-Garros tournament and for French tennis. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) is delighted that justice and reason have finally won through.
Development work will therefore continue and the tournament’s enhancements – eagerly awaited by spectators, players, media and partners − will be revealed over the forthcoming editions.
In 2018, the new Village, new courts 7 and 9, a new show court at the Fond des Princes and the new Meulieres building are due to be finished. In 2019, the Court des Serres will be inaugurated and the renovation of the Philippe Chatrier court will be well underway as will be the entire Fond des Princes area.
Finally, in 2020, spectators, players, media and partners will be able to enjoy the full splendour of the new grounds which will highlight the history, heritage and elegance of this legendary tournament and stadium which are admired throughout the world.
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Paris, 02 February 2017
The French Tennis Federation