Billie Jean King National Tennis Center serving up three-phase expansion

The project includes the construction of two new stadiums and a retractable roof over the existing Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

Renderings courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
Renderings courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
February 26, 2014

The United States Tennis Association’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y., is in the midst of a three-phase renovation that includes the construction of two new stadiums, as well as installing a retractable roof over the existing Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

Phase one includes relocation of practice and tournament courts, plus construction of the $100 million roof, designed by Rossetti and built by Hunt Construction Group. 

Phase two will include construction of the 8,000-seat Grandstand Stadium and relocation of field courts to make room for a larger pedestrian and fan esplanade. 

The 15,000-seat Louis Armstrong Stadium will be built in the final phase, which will also include upgrades to the east entrance. As a result of the $550 million project, the National Tennis Center will be able to accommodate an extra 10,000 people each day of the 2018 US Open.

 

         
 

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