ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM INFORMATION:
Location: Flushing, New York
Capacity: Approximately 23,700
Parking: It is suggested to use New York City’s subway system.
Year Opened: 1997
Arthur Ashe Stadium is the center court and arena of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York. The stadium and tennis center are located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and make up the venue for the U.S. Open Tennis each year. Arthur Ashe Stadium was opened in 1997 and replaced the smaller Louis Armstrong Stadium, which was previously used as the main stadium at Flushing Meadows. The Arthur Ashe Stadium has more than 22,000 seats and 90 luxury seats. It is the largest outdoor venue exclusively for tennis in the world. Arthur Ashe Stadium provides a one of a kind tennis experience at the U.S. Open Tennis. See the best players in the world compete at tennis’ most breathtaking arena.
Arthur Ashe Stadium is named for Arthur Ashe, legendary African-American player and winner of the first U.S. Open to allow both professionals and amateurs to compete in 1968. The stadium is the crown jewel of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the largest public tennis facility in the world, and the largest sports complex to be named for a woman. The court’s surface is DecoTurf, an acrylic hard court surface with cushioning. Arthur Ashe Stadium provides the main venue for the Grand Slam U.S. Open event held there in August and September of each year.
Arthur Ashe Stadium is distinctive in so many ways, from its dedication to its architecture, size, and the level of talent and sportsmanship on display there. An event at Arthur Ashe Stadium is something no tennis fan will ever forget. Who could forget the 2007 U.S. Open Tennis finals match at Arthur Ashe between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic when the underdog Djokovic lost the first two sets to Federer comebacks and tiebreaker wins, eventually losing to the heavily favored superstar? Buy Arthur Ashe Stadium tickets today and don’t miss any of the U.S. Open Tennis action!
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