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The Draw: 24 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 25 & 26 June

Order of Play: 26 June

Championships begin: 27 June

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Master Plan
Wimbledon's vision for the future. READ MORE

Master Plan

The Wimbledon Master Plan sets out the All England Club's vision for the future of the Club’s grounds and is a framework against which new development will be assessed and refined.

Key objectives 

  • Maintain The Championships as the premier tennis tournament in the world and on grass.
  • Strengthen and enhance Wimbledon as a world class sporting venue of national and international significance.
  • Conserve Wimbledon’s unique and special heritage.
  • Guided by ‘Tennis in an English Garden’, develop the finest setting and facilities for the entertainment and enjoyment of all visitors.
  • Ensure that all new building is world class quality in keeping with Wimbledon’s international status and reputation.
  • Continue to make a positive contribution to the local neighbourhood and community.
  • Resolve key operational issues to ensure the smooth running of The Championships for now and in the future.
  • Reduce carbon emissions from the grounds.
  • Develop effective transport solutions which reflect the priorities of the Club, its neighbours and those visiting during The Championships.
  • Establish a long term framework to ensure that future development is carried out in a coordinated, sustainable and resilient manner.
  • Based on these objectives, we have developed our vision for the Wimbledon Master Plan on which further detailed consultation and study will take place.

No.1 Court Proposal

One of the first projects identified by the Master Plan was the opportunity to improve No.1 Court by installing a new fixed and retractable roof. The
retractable roof will, just like Centre Court, allow for uninterrupted play irrespective of the weather thereby guaranteeing tennis for around 27,000
spectators on the two main Show Courts.

An impression of Wimbledon's Master Plan
An impression of Wimbledon's Master Plan

The remodelling of No.1 Court will also provide the opportunity to achieve further improvements to the visitor experience through:

• new wider, more comfortable seating throughout the Court
• two additional tiers of approximately 900 seats
• the creation of a new two-level public plaza in place of Court 19
• improved on-site concessions and catering areas around the Court
• hospitality facilities to replace some of the temporary facilities currently in use at the south of the Grounds

Click to view the No.1 Court proposal prospectus

Click to view the public exhibition materials for the No.1 Court proposal

Consultation with local residents and the public

The conceptual Wimbledon Master Plan has been evolving since late 2011 and on the 23 April 2013 the preliminary plans were announced publicly at a press conference. 

Leading up to this, a summary document of the Master Plan was issued to Merton Council on 27 March 2013. 

An artist's impression of the new No.1 Court
An artist's impression of the new No.1 Court

The presentation to local residends was held on 23 April, outlining the vision and objectives of the Master Plan. Considerable interest from local residents resulted and it was decided to hold three additional workshop meetings to allow local residents the benefit of smaller audiences in which to be able to raise questions and discuss the proposals, and for the AELTC to receive their feedback. These workshops were held on 23 May, 29 May and 11 June. 

Click here to read a summary of the Neighbours' Consultation Meetings

In addition, on 31 March 2014 and 1 April 2014, a public exhibition of Master Plan materials was held at the AELTC and at Wimbledon's Centre Court shopping centre. 

Click here to read the Public Consultation exhibition materials

Find out more

You can read more about the Wimbledon Master Plan in the published prospectus or email

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