In an inclination to expand and extend its area spread, the All England Club is seeking to purchase the lease of the 73-acre Wimbledon Park golf club, which is located right opposite to it. The offer made to the members of the golf club is around £50 million ($70 million), which is said to be twice as the initial offer quoted about three years ago.
If the golf club is acquired by the All England Club, the qualifying matches which are presently held in Roehampton could be played there. However, these are plans set for the long-term and not in the immediate future. Speaking to Daily Mail, a spokesman for the All England Club said: ‘It is important we maintain our place at the pinnacle of the sport.
Currently, our plans assume that we would be able to use the Wimbledon Park land from 2041. Should it become available earlier, that would benefit our decision-making.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: '25-second shot clock is good only for business'