A new Court 3 will be built at Wimbledon in time for the 2011 championships.
The new 2,000-seat court will occupy the site of the old Court 2, with work getting under way in July and scheduled to finish by May 2011.
“With its unofficial name of the ‘Graveyard of the Champions,’ old Court 2 has played its part in framing Wimbledon history,” All England Club chairman Tim Phillips said in a statement Friday.
“While acknowledging that contribution, we also have to consider Wimbledon’s future and the time is now right to build a court with all the excellent spectator comforts that people have come to expect at the Championships.”
A new Court 2 is opening at this year’s tournament at another site on the grounds.