Night And Day

THE sun is out at Wimbledon this morning after a late night, thanks to Tim Henman.
With the last of the crowds gone, it was time for the SW19 night shift to get to work.
A small army of staff are here overnight, making sure everything is ready for the next day’s play.
These photos were taken just before 10pm last night, as TV lights on the top of the Broadcast Centre blazed across the grounds.
It was a cold night for the queue outside, many looking forward to the added bonus of the Henman v Moya penalty shoot-out – second on Centre Court this afternoon.
Those who missed out on show court tickets yesterday may not have been best pleased to know there were empty unsold seats on Centre.

As part of the re-building work, extra rows of seats are now available at the north end of the arena, opposite the royal box.
These went on daily sale from last night via the official Wimbledon website.

All England Club officials describe the online initiative as a ticket trial, with the availability depending on health and safety issues.
The extra seats are part of the retractable roof project which will eventually increase the current 13,791 capacity to 15,000.
One welcome improvement already in place is a high level viewing platform for fans in wheelchairs, so often left with an inferior ground view.
Existing seating is also being replaced with wider and more comfortable seats.
You can find details of the online ticket trial here.

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