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In this Tuesday, July 2, 2013 photo, women play tennis at the West Side Tennis Club in the Queens section of New York. The Beatles. The Rolling Stones. Frank Sinatra. Jimi Hendrix. Bob Dylan. They’ve all held court at the more than century-old West Side Tennis Club in Queens’ Forest Hills neighborhood - for six decades the site of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Plans are now in the works for the grassy lawn to come alive again with the sound of music, starting with a concert featuring the British band Mumford & Sons, to be followed by a lineup of world-class musicians. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
In this Tuesday, July 2, 2013 photo, women play tennis at the West Side Tennis Club in the Queens section of New York. The Beatles. The Rolling Stones. Frank Sinatra. Jimi Hendrix. Bob Dylan. They’ve all held court at the more than century-old West Side Tennis Club in Queens’ Forest Hills neighborhood - for six decades the site of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Plans are now in the works for the grassy lawn to come alive again with the sound of music, starting with a concert featuring the British band Mumford & Sons, to be followed by a lineup of world-class musicians. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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(AP) Plans are in the works to breathe new life into the 90-year-old New York tennis stadium that was once home of the U.S. Open but has been falling into disrepair for decades.


The 16,000-seat venue at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, will host its first music event in years an Aug. 28 show by the British band Mumford & Sons.


Club officials hope that concert and others will help draw more attention to the century-old clubhouse to revive membership and someday bring back pro tennis.


The club was the home of the U.S. tennis championships from 1915 to 1977 and was a popular music venue. From the 1960s through the '90s, the stadium hosted such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand.


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