Arthur Ashe Stadium
124-02 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
The Arthur Ashe Stadium is part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The stadium, which is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is the largest tennis stadium in the world and acts as the main stadium for the US Open.
The $254 million stadium, which is named after 1968 US Open winner Arthur Ashe, debuted in 1997 with 22,547 seats, 90 luxury suites, five restaurants, two level players’ lounges and a performance by Whitney Houston.
The facility features a Hawk-Eye electronic system that allows tennis players to challenge the umpire’s decision on calls made throughout championships. In 2005, the color scheme was changed from green to electric blue for inner courts and a light green for the outer court. All US Open events now use this color scheme, providing television viewers a more easily trackable ball, with the yellow tennis balls contrasting more visibly with the blue courts.
In 2016, the US Open completed its $550 million renovation, which included a retractable roof following five years of rain delays that occurred during US Open finals.