New 8,125-Seat Grandstand Stadium to Open for 2016 US Open

Grandstand StadiumGrandstand Stadium. Rendering by ROSSETTI

The United States Tennis Association’s 125,000-square-foot, 8,125-seat Grandstand Stadium is scheduled to debut for the 2016 US Open. The new stadium is a significant element of the $550 million overhaul of the 46-acre USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. The seating capacity is 2,125 people more than before. The design comes from Detroit-based ROSSETTI, which is also behind the design of the renovated Arthur Ashe Stadium. As part of the overhaul, Ashe is getting a new, retractable roof. Other additions and upgrades to the include a retractable roof for Louis Armstrong Stadium and a two-tiered observation deck that overlooks the practice courts. Completion of the entire project is expected by 2018 and this year’s tournament runs from August 29 to September 11.

National Tennis Center

National Tennis Center, showing (L-R) the Grandstand Stadium, Arthur Ashe Stadium, and Louis Armstrong Stadium. Rendering by ROSSITTI

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1 Comment on "New 8,125-Seat Grandstand Stadium to Open for 2016 US Open"

  1. Having just spent two days at the Open both Ashe and the NEW Grandstand Court are total raging successes! Grandstand is the best venue in tennis and the roof on Ashe changes the feel and intimacy of that huge stadium completely. I can’t wait to see if USTA follows through with a new Armstrong that is as good…for players and fans! USTA scores big on renovation.

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