Probably because there's a big avenue between the grounds and the Bois de Boulogne? If I'm not mistaken, they would expand east, towards Porte d'Auteuil.
It's very easy to look only from our side, and to consider stupid that they're stopping the expansion because of some "stupid botanical garden". For people living there, RG might actually be a major nuisance.
Roland garros is located in an isolated area. The problem is not the nuisance. This area is even really quiet.
The park is as you said the botanic garden, in the east side that has to be moved for the expansion.. I thought they reached a compromise before ecology association pursued RG.
There is certainly a possibility to expand on the highway (the "periph") but I don t know in what extent they can build a new big area with a new stadium, and before all the time to do that (it will be not 2017 for sure)
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