From the Daily News:
The U.S. Open is poised to expand into an additional stadium at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - but not everyone is declaring love for the new court.
The U.S. Tennis Association hopes to break ground on the 3,000-seat stadium this summer at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, a USTA official said. The association hopes to complete the flashy new court in time for the Open in August so that matches can be televised there.
But the new stadium has raised concerns about increased traffic congestion and parking woes.
"We're not opposed to it," said Pat Dolan, president of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy, a park advocacy group. But "there is a very, very real burden on the people who live and do business around the park."
She is worried that green spaces will be converted to temporary parking lots in the park during the Open to accommodate tennis buffs, she said.
"I would like to see there be a public review of the plan for the stadium," Dolan said.
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