Wednesday, April 8, 2009
USTA wants more bang out of Ashe Stadium
From Sports Business Journal via Atlantic Yards Report:
U.S. Tennis Association managing director Danny Zausner has made no secret of his desire for an NBA or NHL team to inhabit Arthur Ashe Stadium if a roof were built to enclose the facility.
The proposal the USTA sent to 10 to 12 architects to develop a roof confirms his wish: The group expects designers to address how a covered, 22,547-seat building could be used for basketball, concerts, boxing and other events.
Proposals are due April 16, with a selection expected May 30. The final design presentation is set for Aug. 14.
And from an earlier report:
The USTA’s proposal will also ask architects to submit an alternative plan to design a roof covering two smaller, side-by-side USTA facilities in Queens, 11,000-seat Louis Armstrong Court and the 6,000-seat Grandstand.