Big screen and deckchairs for Wimbledon in Leeds city centre

A big screen and deckchairs have been installed in Leeds city centre for tennis fans to enjoy Wimbledon in the open air.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 3rd July 2017, 8:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:53 am
The deckchairs in place in front of the big screen
The deckchairs in place in front of the big screen

Big screens have been installed in Bond Court and Wellington Place from today and will be in place until Sunday 16th July, switched on every day between 12-9pm.

Deck chairs have been placed in front of the screens so tennis fans can sit back and enjoy every set from SW19.

The screens and chairs have been put in place by Leeds BID, with various plans for the men's final.

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Businesses in Bond Court (Blackhouse, Gusto, La Bottega Milanese, Lost and Found) will join together to serve up special promotions during the match.

The screens are part of a summer programme of events from LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District) to help enhance the city centre, which also includes deck chairs popping up in Park Square and Sovereign Square, with live musical performances from students from Leeds College of Music.

LeedsBID is a business-led, not for profit organisation voted for by the city’s businesses.

It represents over 1,000 businesses and organisations throughout the city centre districts of LS1 and LS2 and is behind a number of projects from the Welcome Ambassadors and Street Rangers to the Leeds International Festival and A City Less Grey.