Stade Roland Garros

Stade Roland Garros (French pronunciation: [stad ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁos]; "Roland Garros Stadium") is a complex of tennis courts located in Paris that hosts the French Open, a tournament also known as Roland Garros. It is a Grand Slam championship tournament played annually around the end of May and the beginning of June. The complex is named after Roland Garros, a pioneering French aviator, and it was constructed in 1928 to host France's first defence of the Davis Cup.

Stade Roland Garros
Nikolay Davydenko serves to David Nalbandian on Court Suzanne Lenglen, 2006 French Open
Location16th arrondissement, Paris, France
Public transitPorte d'Auteuil
Michel-Ange–Molitor
Capacity15,000 (Court Philippe Chatrier)
10,068 (Court Suzanne Lenglen)
5,000 (Court Simonne Mathieu)
Surface"Clay" (see text)
Opened1928
Tenants
Fédération Française de Tennis

The 13.5-hectare (34-acre) complex contains twenty courts,[1] including three large-capacity stadiums; Les Jardins de Roland Garros, a large restaurant and bar complex;[2] Le Village, the press and VIP area; France's National Training Centre (CNE); and the Tenniseum, a bilingual, multimedia museum of the history of tennis.


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