Tennis is one of the most popular sports of all time. It is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and all ages. The original form of tennis developed in France during the late Middle Ages. The modern form of tennis was developed in Birmingham, England in the 19th century as Lawn Tennis. In the present time, Tennis is watched and played by millions worldwide. The four Grand Slam tournaments (also referred to as the majors) are especially popular: the Australian Open, played on hardcourts; the French Open, played on red clay courts; Wimbledon, played on grass courts; and the US Open, also played on hard courts. All of these tournaments are fan favorites as people turn in numbers to watch there favorite stats play and win.
Some of the notable names that come to our mind when we hear the word “tennis” are – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Serena Williams. We have seen a sudden surge in the development of the stadiums as a result of the number of people turning up to watch the games. Let’s read about the 5 Biggest Tennis Stadiums with the Highest Seating Capacity.
5 Rotterdam Ahoy – 15,818
Rotterdam Ahoy is situated in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It can hold 15,818 spectators, making it the stadium with the second-highest seating capacity in Europe. The multi-purpose nature of the stadium sees it host indoor athletic events, futsal, ice hockey, and more.
4 Indian Wells Tennis Garden Stadium 1 – 16,102
Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden can hold up to 16,102 spectators. It is situated in a tennis facility in Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, California, United States of America. The stadium is the second-largest outdoor tennis stadium in the world. It hosts the BNP Paribas Open. It was opened in the year 2000 after a cost of $77 million. An expansion in 2014 cost another $11 million.
3 O2 Arena – 17,500
The O2 Arena is situated in London, United Kingdom. The indoor stadium has a capacity of 17,500, making it the biggest stadium that hosts in Europe. O2 Arena is extremely popular all over the world for also hosting music events, reality shows, and more. Between 2009 and 2020, the ATP World Tour Finals took place here.
2 Sydney Super Dome – 18,200
Sydney Super Dome holds 18,200 spectators, making it the second-biggest stadium in the world that hosts matches. The arena has a total capacity of 21,032 with a seating capacity of around 18,200 making the SuperDome the largest permanent indoor sports and entertainment venue in Australia. The arena is ranked in the top 10 arenas worldwide.
1 Arthur Ashe Stadium – 23,771
Arthur Ashe Stadium is one of the most legendary tennis stadiums in the world. It is situated at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City. Part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, it is the main stadium of the US Open tennis tournament and has a capacity of 23,771, making it the largest tennis stadium in the world. Many memorable matches have been held at this stadium in the past.
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