Old Grandstand to be used for 1 more US Open after all
NEW YORK (AP) The old Grandstand at the U.S. Open isn't retired after all.
Last year's tournament was supposed to be the swan song for the venue. A new, larger Grandstand on the opposite corner of the complex opened for this year's event.
But the old one isn't slated to be demolished until after the 2016 U.S. Open, and U.S. Tennis Association officials realized in the lead-up to the tournament it made sense to keep it as a competition court for one more year to maximize scheduling flexibility. It was initially going to be used only as a practice court.
So when the U.S. Open begins Monday, there will be four matches on what will be referred to somewhat confusingly as the ''old Grandstand.''