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Wimbledon to celebrate and unveil new roof on Court No. 1 - how to watch live online

Live Tennis Staff in News 19 May 2019
  • The new roof on Court No. 1 at Wimbledon will be unveiled on Sunday May 19
  • You can watch the day of celebrations live on the Wimbledon website or on BBC Two from 2.00pm BST
Court No. 1 at Wimbledon with the new roof (PA Images)

Wimbledon will officially unveil the new roof on No. 1 Court in a day of celebrations on Sunday May 19 in preparation for the upcoming 2019 Championships.

The No. 1 Court Celebration will be live streamed on the Wimbledon website and also broadcast live on BBC Two at 2.00pm.

The celebration will involve a number of exhibition matches played by various legends of Wimbledon, including Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Lleyton Hewitt and Goran Ivanisevic, while current players Venus Williams and Jamie Murray are also set to take part.

Entertainment will be provided by English singer Paloma Faith and Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja.



The event will test the new No. 1 Court roof in front of a capacity crowd of 12,000, with all proceeds donated to the Wimbledon Foundation, the official charity of the Club and The Championships, along with the different charities selected by the participating players.

A decade after the All England Club built a roof over Centre Court, an identical one has now been constructed over No. 1 Court, ensuring that play can resume on two courts no matter the weather.

The roof will close in under 10 minutes, while No. 1 Court’s capacity has increased by close to 1,000 seats, rising to 12,345.

The project was spearheaded by Sir Robert McAlpine, the British construction company whose previous projects include London’s Olympic Stadium and Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium.

Wimbledon also joins the Australian and U.S. Opens as Grand Slams with multiple roofed courts.


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