FLUSHING— It's going to be easier for tennis fans to sip spirits between serves at the U.S. Open.
The USTA announced several new features for the annual tennis tournament Monday, including two new upscale bars that will serve up boozy beverages to fans between matches.
Among the additions to the U.S. Tennis Center is a brand new, two-story building that will be home to the Heinekin Red Star Cafe and a new U.S. Open retail store.
The cafe, located on the second floor, overlooks practice courts and will offer spacious seating and along with a selection of beers, signature cocktails, burgers and sandwiches.
Champagne will also be on the menu at the Open, as the new Moet and Chandon Terrace, located next to the patio cafe outside of Arthur Ashe stadium, will offer fans the chance to sip on the bubbly. The terrace is the Open's first champagne bar.
Other enhancements include the construction of the brand new 2,800-seat Court 17 and nearby Bar 17, updated bleachers at all courts, and an expanded fan experience area.
The U.S. Open starts Aug. 27 and will run until Sept. 9 at Arthur Ashe stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.