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New stadium planned for US Open site

March 28, 2011 09:23AM

The United States Tennis Association is building a new, 3,000-seat stadium at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park, the Post reported. The USTA, which hosts the US Open tournament at the park each summer, leases the 46.5-acre site from the city for around $1.5 million per year. It expects to open the new facility by 2012 and may be ready sooner, a spokesperson for the USTA said. The stadium, which will be the USTA’s fourth at the park, still needs approval from the city’s Design Commission before moving forward, though it has not yet released preliminary designs to the public. The city’s Department of Parks and Recreation said no public funds will be used toward the project. [Post]

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