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USTA RESISTS BID BY ATLANTA TO FLUSH THEM OUT OF QUEENS

     USTA President J. Howard Frazer said, while his organization
is grateful for Atlanta's interest in hosting the U.S. Open, "we
have a contract with the city of New York, and we believe it's in
the best interests of the tournament, the city and the fans that
we stay here."  Frazer did confirm that the cost of a new
facility will exceed the original $180M "ceiling," but added that
construction on the 23,000-seat stadium was expected to be
completed in time for the '97 Open (N.Y. TIMES, 11/19).
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