The Stade de Roland Garros (Roland Garros, on 23 September 1913, became the first man to fly an airplane over the Mediterranean Sea) is a tennis venue located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, home to the French Open tennis tournament, a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June. It is one of the most prestigious events in tennis. Court Philippe Chatrier is the main court at the Stade Roland Garros. Built in 1928, it currently holds 15,166 spectators. Construction of a new center court, to seat 14,600 and feature a retractable roof, is scheduled to begin in 2010 or 2011, with completion planned for 2013 or 2014.
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