Wimbledon set to expand as nearby golf club agrees to sell to AELTC

Wimbledon is set to expand its grounds after a nearby golf club agreed to sell its land to the organisers of the tennis Grand Slam tournament.

Members of the Wimbledon Park Golf Club voted 82 per cent in favour of accepting the All England Lawn Tennis Club’s offer to buy out the lease of the 30-acre site for £63.75m (€71m/$80.2m). Reports suggested each of the golf club’s members stood to gain £85,000 each as a result of the sale.

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