NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia (CelebrityAccess) The Ken Rosewall Arena, named after the Australian tennis legend, will get a roof this year as part of a A$50.5 million upgrade to the arena and the Sydney O(Olympic Park Tennis Centre.
The project includes the construction of a canopy roof structure over the arena and court, upgrades to player and media facilities, adding lighting, seating and public amenities, and a new spring floor to allow for multi-sport use, according to Pan Stadia.
“The redevelopment of Ken Rosewall Arena and Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre is extremely exciting for tennis in NSW,” Tennis NSW CEO Lawrence Robertson reportedly said. “Primarily, as it ensures the facilities here remain among the best in the country and allow us to bid for new world-class events such as the ATP Cup.
“Sydney has a long tennis history and these upgrades will go a long way to ensure we are in the best possible position to continue that tradition have the ability to host major international events in all conditions.
“I’d like to recognise the hard work and support of the Premier and Minister Ayres for their help. Our aim is to put Sydney and NSW at the forefront of the sporting map both nationally and internationally, and this major upgrade will put tennis in a prime position to do this.”
The project will be undertaken by Tennis NSW with funding and oversight from the state government.
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