The number of seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the largest tennis stadium in the world. In 1997, the venue, which also has 90 luxury suites, five restaurants and a two-level players’ lounge, replaced Louis Armstrong stadium as the primary court at the Open. A $100 million retractable roof will be completed over the stadium by the end of 2017.
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Number of concession stands at the U.S. Open. In 2013, 225,000 hamburgers and hot dogs, and 7.5 tons of crab, shrimp and lobster were served. In addition 18,000 pounds of unused food was donated to the community
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Number of feet of string (about 34 miles) that will be used during the 2014 Open. Wilson will string approximately 4,500 racquets for the tournament and on its busiest day, will string between 400 and 450.
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Number of tennis balls used at the U.S. Open.
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Number of credentialed media that covered the 2013 U.S. Open, representing 42 countries. The tournament was broadcast to 200 nations.
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Number of fans who attended the 2009 U.S. Open, an alltime tournament record. The 2013 tournament was represented by a fan from each of the 50 states.
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Number of matches won in Arthur Ashe Stadium by Serena Williams through the 2014 round of 16, the most by any player since the stadium’s inaugural year in 1997. Williams is competing for her third consecutive Open title, sixth overall, and her 18th Grand Slam win.
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Ball persons used at the 2013 U.S. Open out of 400 people who tried out.
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