|The Roseland Ballroom, one of New York City's most famous venues and one of the last great ballroom spaces in the city
was the home for the 2007 US Open Squash
Tournament and ULS provided and engineered the
public address system for this landmark four day
The glass squash court on the ballroom floor, with seating rising up around it, make for an amazing and dramatic stage for the US Open.
The Roseland Ballroom was a thrilling venue
where the best players in the world took the
stage to compete for the largest purse in the
history of the US Open.
The U.S. Open Squash Championship began on New Year's Day, 1954 at the University Club in New York City and literally changed the sport of squash overnight. The event, which was first run as a hardball tournament for the top amateur and professional players in the world, crowned its first champion Henri Salaun, a French-American amateur player. At the end of the four-day event Open director Ned Bigelow presented Salaun the Open's $500 grand prize. Salaun's victory over Hasim Khan in the finals graced the front pages of major newspapers, including The New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune, and the Washington Post, all of which were filled with photographs of the Open. New York was abuzz with the excitement.
This year the US Open returns back to its
original home of New York City, where it will
remain for the next five years.