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. 

February 26, 2014 |
Renderings courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects

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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