With violent grunts, squeaking sneakers and creaking necks set to join the Big Apple’s city symphony as play in the 137th US Open kicks off on Aug. 28, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2017 US Open Fun Facts report to get fans ready for 14 days of tennis bliss.
Below, you can find a few highlights from the report, which includes a fun-fact filled infographic and a Q&A with leading sports business experts.
- 98K – The average number of tennis balls used during the tournament, which would reach more than 12 times the height of the One World Trade Center building if stacked one on top of the other.
- 7K – Seasonal jobs are created for the tournament, with workers earning a collective $40 million.
- 560 MT – Carbon emissions generated by tournament employees traveling to work (which the USTA will offset).
- $150M – Cost of Arthur Ashe Stadium’s new retractable roof, which is the size of 17 Olympic swimming pools (4 rainy days are forecast).
- $800M – The US Open’s annual economic impact on the New York City metro area.
For the complete 2017 US Open Fun Facts report, please visit: