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US Open generates $720M, draws thousands to Queens
US Open generates $720M, draws thousands to Queens
News Liam La Guerre 9/11/2013 at 11:22AM

It’s game, set and match for the US Open. For another year the star-studded tournament attracted thousands of tennis fans to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and created a certain buzz in Queens. The Open generated an overall economic impact of approximately $720 million for the city, according to [...]

Photos: US Open celebrity sightings
Photos: US Open celebrity sightings
News Queens Courier Staff 9/09/2013 at 12:59PM

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Governor Cuomo approves National Tennis Center expansion in Flushing Meadows
Governor Cuomo approves National Tennis Center expansion in Flushing Meadows
Top Stories Melissa Chan 9/06/2013 at 3:08PM

The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) now has the governor’s blessing to expand its prized center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday he signed legislation allowing the city to give the USTA 0.68 acres of parkland to extend the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The association’s $500 million plans include replacing the [...]

‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper helps kids get active at US Open
‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper helps kids get active at US Open
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/02/2013 at 1:57PM

Fitness expert and “Biggest Loser” star Bob Harper served up some fun for children at the US Open. Harper played tennis with young players on Saturday, August 31, after helping the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announce a new coalition to get kids active and healthy through sports. The tennis association is partnering with 20 [...]

Howard Beach students play with US Open champs
Howard Beach students play with US Open champs
South Maggie Hayes 8/27/2013 at 6:13PM

Sandy-affected Howard Beach students felt the love during a tennis clinic with US Open champions. Twelve students from P.S. 207 went to Grandstand Stadium last week, where they participated in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) “Returning the Love” initiative. Through the program, organized by New York Cares, the tennis tykes, ages five through nine, [...]

USTA plans to build roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium
USTA plans to build roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/14/2013 at 4:48PM

Updated Thursday, August 15 Tennis fans may no longer have to suffer when it rains during the U.S. Open. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) officially announced on Thursday that it will construct a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the central court in the Grand Slam tournament, as a part of sweeping $550 million [...]

USTA gets OK to expand Tennis Center, pledges $10M to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
USTA gets OK to expand Tennis Center, pledges $10M to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/24/2013 at 2:41PM

The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) has agreed to pledge more than $10 million to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park as part of a deal struck with the City Council. “This deal was a long time coming,” said Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “I can say with confidence that we will all benefit from this expansion.” USTA officials needed the [...]

Department of City Planning approves National Tennis Center expansions
News Terence M. Cullen 5/28/2013 at 6:13PM

The Department of City Planning approved expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Wednesday, May 22, pushing the project another step toward a final green light. U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) officials want to expand the center’s campus in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park by 0.68 acres, build a new stadium and make renovations. The [...]

Tennis courts in land swap will still be used by USTA during Open
Tennis courts in land swap will still be used by USTA during Open
Sports Terence M. Cullen 5/09/2013 at 10:45AM

The US Tennis Association (USTA) has agreed to give up some of its rented land in exchange for 0.68 acres the organization has eyed for expanding the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in an effort to placate critics of the project. Two pieces of land make up the 1.56 acres that USTA will give [...]