NY City Council OKs Expansion For US Open Stadium

Law360, New York (July 24, 2013, 4:03 PM EDT) -- The New York City Council on Wednesday voted to approve a controversial $500 million plan to expand the U.S. Tennis Association's Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, site of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

The 47-1 vote came after some apparent last-minute negotiations between council members and the USTA that resulted in the tennis association reversing an earlier hard line against increasing financial support for the park.

“Today's approval heralds a new era for Flushing Meadows Corona Park,” said a spokesperson for New Yorkers...
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