About gigantic plans for the US Open, a Caribbean parade in Brooklyn and a happy landing with Roger F.
Big, bigger, Big Apple or in this case – the US Open. This year I am back at the biggest annual sport event concerning audience on this planet. The numbers of fans who attend this grand slam tournament proof this and show that this major has deserved its home in the metropolis of superlatives. Over 700.000 people come to watch tennis each year in these two weeks in Flushing Meadows located in Queens.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) invests around 500 million dollars to make the tournament site even more fit for the future. Starting 2018 even 800.000 fans are expected to attend. Already 2016 there will be a retractable roof on the biggest tennis stadium on earth – the Arthur Ashe Stadium. A new Louis Armstrong Stadium as well as a new Grand Stand follow.