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The Detroit News
POSTED 02.15.2017
Detroit —Ford Field will be undergoing extensive renovations. The Lions consulted with ROSSETTI, the original architectural firm for the stadium, seeking opportunities to enhance and modernize the facility. A total of 210,000 square feet, from large social areas to suites, will be renovated. Wood said there will not be a single square foot of premium space in the stadium that won’t be upgraded. The team president also said owner Martha Ford has been heavily involved in the process, down to selecting patterns and fabrics for some of the suite upgrades.
Popular Mechanics
POSTED 08.26.2016
Arthur Ashe Stadium before the addition of the retractable roof.
Sports Illustrated
POSTED 08.19.2016
The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center got a makeover for this year's U.S. Open featuring various changes to the grounds and marquee stadiums.
Architects Newspaper
POSTED 08.03.2016
The Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens today unveiled its new retractable roof as well as numerous changes and additions to the tennis complex. Finished in time for this year’s US Open on August 29, the roof and master planning of the rejuvenated site was served up by Detroit-based firm ROSSETTI.
Press Release
POSTED 08.01.2016
Not only is the complexity of the retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium impressive, so are the numbers! Each of the roof's two retractable panels weigh one million pounds and move at a rate of 25 feet per second, resulting in a closed roof in about 7 minutes. The roof's total size is the equivalent to the surface area of 17 Olympic sized swimming pools and at it's highest point, Arthur Ashe Stadium is now 55 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.