Roland Garros Given Green Light For Stadium Renovation
5 October 2016
Plans to extend the site in Paris had been put on hold after environmental groups had opposed the building of a new 5,000-seater court.
The botanical garden's 19th century greenhouses, situated a few hundred yards from the centre court, hosts a large variety of tropical and local flowers.
However, France's highest administrative jurisdiction, the Conseil d'Etat, gave its go-ahead to the project by overturning a court decision that had put the whole project on hold.
As part of the refurbishment work, the federation is planning to build a roof over Philippe Chatrier Court by 2020.
Roland Garros is the smallest of the four Grand Slam venues and the changes would increase the 21-acre venue to 34 acres.
The renovation is expected to cost around 350m euros and the ruling means work can now continue on the site until a further administrative court decision is made in the coming weeks.
Source : skysports.com