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Roland-Garros Stadium

Roland-Garros Stadium
July 19th, 2021

Roland-Garros is a legendary stadium. An iconic global tennis stadium, it will be a key venue for the Paris 2024 Games, for which it is writing a new no-less legendary page in its history. For the Paris 2024 Games, Roland Garros will host not only the tennis and wheelchair tennis competitions, but also boxing and sitting volleyball.

Named in memory of the French aviator Roland Garros, the stadium was built in 1928 as the stage for the achievements of French players at the Davis Cup. Located on the edge of Bois de Boulogne, close to Parc des Princes, Roland-Garros hosts one of the four Grand Slam tournaments each year, a major global sporting event that is broadcast in more than 220 countries worldwide, organised by the French Tennis Federation.

Extended and modernised on a number of occasions over the years to rival the other Grand Slam venues, Roland-Garros Stadium is now spread over 12 hectares and has 18 clay courts. The latest modernisation plan, rolled out from 2015 to 2021, has made it possible to install a retractable roof with a revolutionary design for the Philippe-Chatrier court, while building a 5,000-seat court, named after Simonne-Mathieu and integrated into the Jardin des serres d’Auteuil gardens.


Capacity Philippe-Chatrier court: 14,962 people.

What sports for Paris 2024?

Olympic Games 

Singles, Doubles (women’s / men’s), Mixed Doubles.

 women’s / men’s: categories TBD

Paralympic Games

Singles, Doubles (women’s / men’s), Mixed Doubles.

Where is it located?

Department: 75

City: Paris, 16th arrondissement

Distance from the Olympic and Paralympic Village: 12km to the southwest

Access: bus, Metro lines 9 and 10, Vélib’ stations.

Games venues located nearby: Parc des Princes, South Paris Arena #1, #4 and #6, Eiffel Tower Stadium, Esplanade des Invalides, Pont d’Iéna, Champ de Mars Arena.

Tourist attractions located nearby: Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Bois de Boulogne, Louis Vuitton Foundation, Jardin d’acclimatation.

Legacy

Roland-Garros Stadium, which hosts international French tennis tournaments each year, will continue to cover a range of sporting and cultural events.

©Paris 2024/Cédric Lecocq/FFT