These are the stadiums and venues for the Grand Slam

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View of Center Court from the audience at the Wimbledon Championships. (Stock Photo) © Adam Davy / dpa

Wimbledon is one of the big sporting events of the year. But where does the Grand Slam really take place? All stadiums and venues in an instant.

London – From 27 June to 10 July, Wimbledon 2022 is one of the most traditional and prestigious competitions in the world of sports. This year’s third Grand Slam tournament will be held on the “sacred lawn” on Church Road. The venue has been the site of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 1922.

Wimbledon 2022: The Tennis Complex on Church Road

For a century, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club has been based on Church Road, north of Wimbledon city center. Wimbledon is a borough in south-west London. The tennis complex consists of two large stadiums and 17 other tennis courts. The centerpiece is the Center Court Circular Stadium, which is one of the largest tennis courts in the world and is used only during the Wimbledon Championships. There was one exception in 2012, when the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club hosted the Olympic Games tennis tournament.

In its early days, the sports club was still at home on a four-acre meadow property in the center of Wimbledon. In the beginning, the club was a croquet club and still saw the tennis players as “poor relatives” who had to share their only court with badminton players. After tennis had become more and more popular, it was decided in 1922 to move to the much larger sports complex on Kirkevejen.

Wimbledon Championships
Kirkevej
London
1877
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Lawn
Centerret

In the Grand Slam series, Wimbledon is the only tournament held on natural grass. With the exception of the French Open, all major tournaments used to be played on grass. It was not until 1975 that the grass at the US Open was replaced by green sand and finally – as at the Australian Open in 1988 – there was a complete shift to hard courts. Since 2001, Wimbledon pitches have been 100 percent sown with perennial ryegrass.

Wimbledon Center Court: “Sacred Lawn” and “Mecca of Tennis”

Wimbledon’s Center Court may not be the largest tennis stadium in the world, but it is certainly one of the most venerable tennis courts in the world. Among fans and experts, the venue is also called “the sacred turf” and “the Mecca of tennis”. The stadium can accommodate 15,000 spectators. A place of honor is reserved for the royal family. In the “Royal Box” at the south end of the stadium, the Queen and the rest of the British royal family follow the fights at Center Court.

Centerret
Center Court at Wimbledon
1922
14,979
Mobile roof (since 2009)

The track is traditionally used for the opening and finals of the Wimbledon Championships, semi-finals and matches involving top- and home-bred British players. To prevent the rain, a retractable roof was installed in 2009, which can be closed completely and opened within 20 minutes.

Right no. 1: The second largest stadium in Wimbledon

Court No. 1 is the second major stadium on the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Built in 1997 on the north side of Center Court in Aorangi Park, it replaces the old Court No. 1, which had been torn down due to insufficient spectator capacity. The course is very popular among many professionals due to its unique and more intimate atmosphere.

Right no. 1
12,345
June 23, 1997
£ 70 million (2019)
Mobile roof (since 2019)

In 2017, Wimbledon Stadium was renovated and – like Center Court – equipped with a new, closable roof. The construction lasted two years before the course was ready to play again in 2019.

Wimbledon 2022

Wimbledon takes place from June 27 to July 10. At tz.de you will find the schedule with all tournaments.

Wimbledon 2022: This is court # 2

Since 2009, the court No. 2 Part of the sports field on Kirkevejen. In order to obtain a building permit, the playing surface had to be buried approximately 3.5 meters underground, so that the one-storey building would not protrude too far above the ground and ruin the view of the surrounding area. It has the capacity for 4,000 tennis fans.

The original Court No. 2 was renamed Court No. 3. It was considered the “Cemetery of the Masters” because several favorites had been eliminated there in the first round over time. From “Curse of Court No. 2” included Ilie Năstase, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Wimbledon 2022: Where to buy tickets?

Tickets for Wimbledon 2022 are in great demand. Tickets are still available on the official website and on site. But if you do not get more, you can at least watch Wimbledon live on TV. Sky owns the rights.

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