Louis Armstrong Stadium

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Louis Armstrong Stadium
Location USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, Queens, New York City
Owner USTA
Capacity 14,000
Surface DecoTurf
Opened 2018
US Open (USTA) (2018–present)

Louis Armstrong Stadium is a 14,000-seat tennis stadium under construction at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, one of the venues of the US Open. It will open for the 2018 US Open as a replacement for the 1978 stadium of the same name.


The new stadium will have a retractable roof, the largest of its kind among the No. 2 stadiums at the Grand Slams. On each side of the stadium, there will be façades that are covered with terra cotta louvers, optimally positioned to keep rain out, yet porous to maintain natural ventilation. Designers say the terra cotta material contextually relates to the traditional brick buildings on the site while using the material in a new way.

Provisional venue[edit]

For the 2017 tournament, while construction was still ongoing on the new Louis Armstrong Stadium, a temporary 8,800-seat stadium was built on the site of the demolished ticket office and East Gate entrance, on Parking Lot B, close to the boardwalk ramp to the subway and LIRR trains.[1]