The fourth largest public park in New York City, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, located in the borough of Queens, was created as the site of the 1939/1940 New York World’s Fair and also hosted the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair.
Since 1978, the US Open has taken place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located in Queens, New York. It consists of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Arthur Ashe Stadium is center court, and its secondary stadium court is Louis Armstrong Stadium.
The $550 million “Sports Spectacle” transformation initiated in 2010 includes three newly constructed stadiums; completion of the Arthur Ashe Stadium’s retractable roof, the largest of any other tennis stadium in the world; new hospitality and entertainment settings; and significant improvements to the public realm for 750,000 spectators, sponsors and athletes. Over the past five years, USTA’s roll-out of new stadiums and amenities has substantially improved the overall experience, resulting in increased attendance and economic impact.
Included in the renovations are a new South Plaza, relocation of the “Court of Champions,” a new Pedestrian Allee, and new food and beverage concessions. The Selux MTR Square was chosen to illuminate the Court of Champions, which includes a view of the Unisphere, the iconic symbol of the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair.