The United States Army Corps is preparing to construct a short-term healthcare facility to deal with coronavirus cases at the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Borough of Queens on March 31, 2020 in New York.
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The U.S. Open tennis competition will happen as arranged, however it will not consist of fans, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed on Tuesday.
The occasion, which has actually been a huge earnings motorist for the state, will happen Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens.
The United States Tennis Association provided a declaration stating it’s thrilled New York authorized its strategy to hold the competition on time.
“We recognize the tremendous responsibility of hosting one of the first global sporting events in these challenging times, and we will do so in the safest manner possible, mitigating all potential risks. We now can give fans around the world the chance to watch tennis’ top athletes compete for a US Open title, and we can showcase tennis as the ideal social distancing sport,” Mike Dowse, USTA CEO, stated in a declaration.
Cuomo described a few of the precaution that will be needed to hold an occasion of this quality.
“The USTA will take extraordinary precautions to protect players and staff, including robust testing, additional cleaning, extra locker room space and dedicated housing and transportation,” Cuomo stated in his everyday press conference.
However, not everybody mores than happy with the choice to hold the renowned competition. Top gamers consisting of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have actually openly revealed their issues.
With New York being the center of the pandemic in the U.S., short-lived medical facilities were established at the Flushing center.
“Most of the players I have talked with were quite negative on whether they would go there,” Djokovic stated in an interview with Serbia’s state broadcaster RTS on Tuesday.
Djokovic stated the limitations in location would be “extreme” and “not sustainable.”
Nick Kyrgios called it “selfish” to hold the U.S. Open.
“I’ll get my hazmat suit ready for when I travel from Australia and then have to quarantine for 2 weeks on my return,” he tweeted Monday.
The U.S. Open tennis competition generates $400 million in earnings yearly, which represents 80% of the USTA’s annual overall. More than 700,000 fans went to the competition in 2015 from all over the world. The occasion creates service to the location’s hotels, dining establishments and the higher regional economy.