Top 10 biggest tennis stadiums in the world by capacity

Arthur Ashe stadium
Arthur Ashe

Tennis stadiums have always fascinated us with their structure, seating arrangement and importance in the world of sport. A few stadiums host small tournaments while four of them host the Grand Slams of the year.

The capacity of a stadium in particular is something that holds a lot of value. Some of the biggest stadiums in tennis are so spread out that they require binoculars to view the matches.

Here is a list of top 10 biggest tennis stadiums in the world in terms of capacity.

10. RAC Arena (Perth Arena), Perth

This stadium in Australia has a capacity of 15,500, but the capacity for tennis events is 13,910 only. It is an outdoor court with a retractable roof to prevent matches from getting delayed or postponed due to rain.

Perth Arena, Perth
Perth Arena, Perth

This venue conducts the Hopman Cup every year. The Perth Arena is also known as the RAC Arena and is popular for concerts and basketball too.

Recently, 14,064 spectators witnessed the Hopman Cup which was the first time such a huge number attended any tennis event in Western Australia.

9. National Tennis Center, Beijing

The National Tennis Centre as a whole is one of the biggest tennis complexes in the world with 32,400 seats. The Diamond Court is part of the National Tennis Centre and is the main tennis court. This hosts the China Open every year.

National Tennis Center, Beijing
National Tennis Center, Beijing

The court is in the form of a polygon and has a capacity of about 15,000 people. It was designed and built during the Olympic Games in 2008, and since then it has become a very famous tennis stadium.

8. Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai

The Qizhong Stadium in Shanghai is one of the most unique stadiums of all. It is inspired and built like the flower magnolia, which is Shanghai's official city flower.

Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai

The retractable roof has eight flower petal-like structures that open or close in just eight minutes. It has got a capacity of holding 15,000 people in total.

This is also the official stadium that conducts the Shanghai Open every year.

7. Connecticut Tennis Center, New Haven

Better known as the Cullmen-Heyman Tennis Center, this has a capacity of accommodating 15,500 people. It is a part of Yale University with 17 outdoor and 8 indoor tennis courts.

Its capacity also makes it the third largest tennis court in the United States.

Connecticut Tennis Center, New Haven
Connecticut Tennis Center, New Haven

This stadium hosts the Connecticut Open and the ITA Regional Championships as part of the national tennis calendar every year.

6. AccorHotels Arena, Paris

The AccorHotels Arena hosts the Paris Masters which is one of the most famous events in the calendar. The total capacity of this arena is 15,609, and it is located in the neighbourhood of Bercy.

AccorHotels Arena
AccorHotels Arena

This is an indoor hard court which also organizes concerts and sports events like boxing, handball, athletics, ice hockey and basketball. It will be one of the main arenas for hosting the Summer Olympics in 2024.

5. Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam

The Ahoy Rotterdam is extremely famous for its steel structure and has won numerous awards for it. This is a convention center that conducts the ABN AMRO World Tennis tournament.

Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam
Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam

The tennis stadium has indoor courts and a capacity of 15,818, making it the fifth largest among all. It is also one of the oldest, having opened in 1950. Ever since then it has been a popular choice for hosting sports events, concerts, and exhibitions.

4. Indian Wells Tennis Stadium, California

The Indian Wells Masters is widely considered to be the fifth most important tennis tournament conducted in the year.

This stadium has about 16,102, seats making it one of the largest in the world. It was built in the year 2000 and has got several user-friendly features for the players as well as the fans.

 Indian Wells Tennis Stadium, California
Indian Wells Tennis Stadium, California

Serbian legend Novak Djokovic has won the championship 6 times on this court. The stadium has conducted several concerts too.

3. O2 Arena, London

The O2 Arena in London is named after the telecommunication company O2. This has a massive capacity of 17,500 and is one of the largest multi-purpose arenas in the world.

O2 Arena, London
O2 Arena, London

The O2 has been conducting the ATP World Tour Finals since 2009, and will continue to do so until at least 2020. This is an indoor stadium and has been constructed in such a manner that the echoing inside the arena is kept to a minimum.

2. Sydney Super Dome, Sydney

The Sydney Super Dome, also known as the Qudos Bank Arena, is the second largest tennis stadium with a maximum capacity of 21,032.

Sydney Super Dome, Sydney
Sydney Super Dome, Sydney

This is also one of the biggest indoor tennis stadiums in the world. The magnificent center holds the Fast4 Tennis tournament every year.

The Sydney Super Dome can be rearranged in order to conduct various other sports events and concerts.

1. Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York

Arthur Ashe was one of the most successful and legendary players from America, and the venue of the US Open has been named after him.

This is one of the biggest stadiums in the world, and is located in the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center of New York.

Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York
Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York

Every year, Arthur Ashe Stadium hosts the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open. At present, this is the biggest tennis stadium with a capacity of holding 23,771 people.

The stadium now has a retractable roof that prevents rain delays.

Edited by Musab Abid


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