Shopping Basket 0
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.

HUMAN KINETICS

HK News

U.S. Open Gets a Roof


By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek

August 23, 2013

Come 2017, the U.S. Open will be a little more waterproof. The USTA has finally announced plans for sweeping renovations to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, including two brand new stadiums and a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe. The cost for this historic transformation will be around 550 million dollars, including a new 8,000 seat Grandstand Stadium, a new 15,000 seat Louis Armstrong Stadium, and expanded practice court viewing areas. Arthur Ashe’s retractable roof alone is estimated to cost more than 100 million dollars.

For comparison’s sake, the roof above Centre Court at Wimbledon was estimated to cost about 150 million pounds, or 234 million dollars at current exchange rates, while a retractable roof on the proposed new Atlanta Falcons NFL stadium is estimated at 183 million dollars, roughly 40 to 50 million dollars more than a fixed roof would cost.

Since 1994, the USTA has invested more than $500 million in improvements to the Flushing Meadows site. The new upgrades will begin shortly after the last ball is struck at this year’s Open, with the roof to be completed by August 2017 and the new stadiums to come soon thereafter.




Subscribe to feed Subscribe to feed
Share Facebook Reddit LinkedIn Twitter

Tools


Print Save to favorites


Products


Beyond the Scoreboard
Rick Horrow, America’s leading expert in sport business, and coauthor Karla Swatek give fans an inside look at the multibillion-dollar world of professional sport.
$19.95
Beyond the Scoreboard eBook
Rick Horrow, America’s leading expert in sport business, and coauthor Karla Swatek give fans an inside look at the multibillion-dollar world of professional sport.
$19.95
Beyond the Scoreboard: Chapter 1. The Mega-Master Super Series XLXL eBook chapter
$0.00

Get the latest news, special offers, and updates on authors and products. SIGN UP NOW!

Human Kinetics Rewards

About Our Products

Book Excerpts

Catalogs

News and Articles

About Us

Career Opportunities

Events

Partners

Business to Business

Author Center

HK Today Newsletter

Services

Exam/Desk Copies

Language rights translation

Association Management

Associate Program

Rights and Permissions

Featured Programs

Human Kinetics Coach Education

Fitnessgram

Fitness for Life

Active Living Every Day

Connect with Us

Google Plus YouTube Tumblr Pinterest

Terms & Conditions

/

Privacy Policy

/

Safe Harbor