that is interesting and thanks for sharing stuff regarding RG. I read on tennis.com that Wimbledon profited $72 millions last year. RG can't be that much behind (I'm guessing/assuming things here tho). Even if they profited, let's say $25 millions it's a lot of money. if anybody has any info on this I'd appreciate it.
in the article by Cochennec, he says that the profit was around 50 million euros in 2012.
Anyway, I think it's pretty clear that if the French Tennis Federation didn't have to finance the new stadium, things would be much easier : it's the conjunction of both situations which seems to be very worrying for the French Tennis Federation. And the article also says that they took a bad decision to want to keep the decision by staying in Roland-Garros instead of moving outside of Paris where they could have made more benefits.
And anyway, I know that demagogist people think that in the end, it's just "the big bosses with their pockets full of money" who are responsible for the players to get less money, but anyway the money from Roland-Garros irigates the finances of the whole tennis in France, which first of all means at the local level. And it's clear that in the next years, because of both
financial concerns (new stadium + players demanding an increase in prize money), the local organizations of tennis in France will have to cut in their expenses. Which actually is quite a common topic at the moment in France and the whole western Europe
And I have to add : the ticket prices will increase in Roland-Garros and also in Bercy in next years