US Open Dwarfs Super Bowl in Economic Boost to N.Y. Region

The U.S. Tennis Association hopes that its plans to build two new stadiums from spring 2014 to 2018, plus a roof on the Arthur Ashe main stadium, will spark an even larger boost to the economy.

"I think you're going to start seeing even more positive effects on U.S. Open community," he said.

Robert Tuchman, president of sports and entertainment marketing company Goviva, based in New York City, said most of his clients entertaining through the U.S. Open are local companies who are entertaining their own customers.

Tuchman said his clientele are planning to spend more on all-inclusive events during the Super Bowl in 2014, including hotel stays and restaurants, than on day trips to the U.S. Open.

Tuchman declined to name his clients but said they are mostly Fortune 1000 tech and auto companies.

With the high cost of living in New York, companies are spending 75 to 100 percent more on their Super Bowl entertainment plans for 2014 than other years, Tuchman said.

Some companies began planning for the Super Bowl in New York City as much as three years ago, he said.

"This summer is extremely busy with the New York Super Bowl. It's great but the issue is it's very expensive."

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