Louis Armstrong Stadium Dedication Ceremony
Wednesday, August 22 • 11:30 am
Free and Open to the Public
On Wednesday, August 22, the USTA will officially open this state-of-the-art stadium with a dedication ceremony on “Queens Day” at the US Open. The ceremony will feature USTA Chairman of the Board and President Katrina Adams, who will be joined by John McEnroe, who won all four of his US Open singles titles in Louis Armstrong, and by a special performance led by Jazz at Lincoln Center managing and artistic director Wynton Marsalis. There will also be remarks from Oscar Cohen, Louis Armstrong’s longtime manager and the Founder of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.
Following the dedication ceremony, McEnroe will be joined by his brother Patrick as well as James Blake and Michael Chang for the honorary first match to be played in the new stadium. US Open Qualifying matches are planned to be staged all day and into the evening on Thursday, August 23 in the new Louis Armstrong Stadium.