About Arthur Ashe Stadium ,Flushing ,NY


Arthur Ashe Stadium is a tennis stadium in Queens, New York City. Part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, it is the main stadium of the US Open tennis tournament, and the largest tennis stadium in the world, with a capacity of 23,771.In Flushing Meadows-Corona Park — a reclaimed site that had previously served as a world's fair site, prior to that Manhattan's coal ash dump and prior to that a natural wetland — the original stadium design had not included a roof. After suffering successive years of event delays from inclement weather, a new lightweight retractable roof was completed in 2016. The stadium is named after Arthur Ashe, winner of the 1968 inaugural US Open, the first in which professionals could compete.

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