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Will the new Louis Armstrong have a roof?
« on: November 16, 2010, 05:37:43 AM »
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Re: Will the new Louis Armstrong have a roof?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 12:13:53 PM »
Wow some big plans but I do hope with the demolition of the Armstrong Court now they will look to retain that connection to the Grandstand that walkway to the top of the Grandstand Court and right around the Armstrong Court. I found those 2 features 2 of the best at the Open and unique to any other Slam or tournament so I hope they don't just make another 'bowl' type stadium that is on its own.

The 2 smaller stadiums away from the main 3 Courts sounds great though as the crowds for the outside Courts are huge and you see queues to get on those courts all the time so more seating is going to be great.

Hopefully all of these plans are completed by 2017 when I'll next be in New York and at Flushing Meadows :)
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Re: Will the new Louis Armstrong have a roof?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 04:08:17 PM »
Sounds like Grandstand is gone, Chris. As for Armstrong, they are making it roof ready. People don't understand that Ashe was never roof ready, so all the pissing about putting a roof on Ashe was a nonstarter.

I still wish they would have used the money to make improvements to the outer courts as I've suggested in the past   :))
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Re: Will the new Louis Armstrong have a roof?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 09:30:44 PM »
Ugh. Grandstand and Armstrong are really great stadiums. That really sucks. A bigger stadium means less intimacy to see the players. I hate to be negative, but I don't like this as a fan. I guess the saving grace is the roof.

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Re: Will the new Louis Armstrong have a roof?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 09:53:08 PM »
Ugh. Grandstand and Armstrong are really great stadiums. That really sucks. A bigger stadium means less intimacy to see the players. I hate to be negative, but I don't like this as a fan. I guess the saving grace is the roof.
No roof.
Just 'roof ready' should the USTA elect to spend another $100M in the future. :Confused:
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Re: Will the new Louis Armstrong have a roof?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 11:49:44 PM »
Ugh. Grandstand and Armstrong are really great stadiums. That really sucks. A bigger stadium means less intimacy to see the players. I hate to be negative, but I don't like this as a fan. I guess the saving grace is the roof.

Chillax. The smaller stadiums will be just fine, and there will be 2  ;-()
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Re: Will the new Louis Armstrong have a roof?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 12:57:19 AM »
That'll be really sad to see Armstrong and Grandstand go as they are now and especially if they take both of those Courts away completely (Armstrong confirmed) Grandstand as Babble says looking gone too. The features and set up of those 2 courts give them such a uniqueness unlike anywhere else and I loved that. Good that the new Armstrong will be roof ready incase they decide in the future as we all know they never will and the design won't allow for 1 over Ashe, I just hope that new Armstrong will not just be a bowl and have its own unique style. Goo though that the outer courts will be improved with 2 smaller stadiums out there, I like that news very much :)
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Re: Will the new Louis Armstrong have a roof?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2010, 12:32:42 PM »
There aren't any designs out yet to look at?


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Re: Will the new Louis Armstrong have a roof?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2010, 03:53:43 PM »
There aren't any designs out yet to look at?



I can't find any.
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Re: Will the new Louis Armstrong have a roof?
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2010, 09:01:14 PM »
I didn't realize little ol' Grandstand sat 6100. A 7000 seat stadium could easily retain the intimacy of Grandstand. Of course, Grandstand wasn't symmetrical, so it got less intimate the further up the tall side you got. I have a feeling the new stadium will have good seats on both sides.

I'm most intrigued by the 3000 seat stadium. This has some real promise if it's a true stadium.

What hasn't been mentioned...
1. will a grounds pass still get you into Armstrong and the 2 new stadiums?
2. more seats means more grounds passes :yahoo:
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