Undiscovered new York: secrets of the Forest Hills Stadium

Forest Hills Stadium — a place filled with history. The stadium, located in the modern Queens, was built in 1923 on open farmland.

Such famous tennis players like Billie Jean king and Arthur Ashe, once participated in the U.S. Open (the Open championship of the USA on tennis), held at Forest Hills Stadium.

In the 1960s, the stadium began to be used as a platform for performances by artists of world size. One of the most memorable concerts in the history of the Forest Hills Stadium was the performance of the legendary Beatles, who landed by helicopter directly to the court.

OTD 28AUG 1964 The #Beatles, on a tour in the USA, perform at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, Forest Hills, New York. pic.twitter.com/cvhsx1TppP

— Beatles Fab 4 Ever (@beatlesfab4ever) August 28, 2017

The stadium also featured such stars of that time like Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Talking Heads and The Who.

It can hold 14 thousand people, there are also a few hidden rooms through which you can monitor the ongoing activities.

«There are a lot of nooks and crannies,» says Kerry Silvestri, interior designer Forest Hills Stadium.

These tiny rooms are located directly at the foot of the stadium, and each of them has its own theme. For example, one such VIP areas in common with the 1920-ies.

On the website of the stadium historian Michael Pearlman has a blog in which in detail tells interesting facts about the stadium.

Forest Hills Stadium is located on the territory of the tennis club West Side in forest hills, Queens. The Club is 1 Tennis Place, Queens, NY, 11375.