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Wimbledon Secures £175M Loan For Retractable Roof, Other Improvements

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 16 / 17

The All England Lawn Tennis Club took out a £175M ($225.1M) loan facility to "finance the construction of a retractable roof" over Wimbledon's No. 1 court and "other improvements," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. The roof will cost £71M ($91.3M) and "should be completed ...

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