Stade Roland Garros
Tennis venue in Paris, France / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Stade Roland Garros (French pronunciation: [stad ʁɔlɑ̃ ɡaʁos]; "Roland Garros Stadium") is a complex of tennis courts, including stadiums, located in Paris that hosts the French Open. That tournament, also known as Roland Garros, is a Grand Slam tennis championship played annually in late May and early June. The complex is named after Roland Garros (1888–1918), a pioneering French aviator, and was constructed in 1928 to host France's first defence of the Davis Cup.The 13.5-hectare (34-acre) complex contains twenty courts, including three large-capacity stadiums; Les Jardins de Roland Garros, a large restaurant and bar complex; 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.
|Location||16th arrondissement, Paris, France|
|Public transit||Porte d'Auteuil |
|Capacity||15,000 (Court Philippe Chatrier)|
10,068 (Court Suzanne Lenglen)
5,000 (Court Simonne Mathieu)
|Surface||"Clay" (see text)|
|Fédération Française de Tennis|