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The New York Times
POSTED 09.05.2018
At this, the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open and the 40th at what’s now officially called the U.S.T.A. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the event’s organizers will be unveiling Armstrong 2.0. The new stadium completes a five-year, more than $600 million campuswide overhaul. Rossetti, the Detroit-based firm, designed all the new facilities.
POSTED 08.24.2018
#   Fact   Details/Fun Fact 284,000   Weight in pounds of each retractable panel   Equal to the weight 3.3 New York City Subway Cars 94,500  
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Sports Illustrated
POSTED 08.24.2018
On the latest edition of the Beyond the Baseline Podcast, Matt Rossetti discusses the overall design process and vision for the new, Louis Armstrong Stadium, which will feature a retractable roof, seating for about 41,000 spectators, a special natural ventilation system and more. Rossetti also discusses the noise issue that came up during the first year of the Arthur Ashe roof and how he sought out feedback from top players such as Venus and Serena Williams to make sure the environment was suitable for the players on court. 
VenuesNow
POSTED 06.18.2018
Portable Suites will fit tennis for the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. The suites were designed to be installed and tore down as quickly as possible while still using high-end materials with high-quality finishes
USA Today
POSTED 05.18.2018
The U.S. Open tennis tournament turns 50 this year, and its extreme makeover is nearly complete. When the tournament begins on Aug. 27, the new Louis Armstrong Stadium will be finished – marking  the end of a five-year, $600-million transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. The whole symmetrical stadium will be naturally ventilated, eliminating the need for air conditioning.