U.S. Open in Central New York
Bowling is a both a competitive sport and leisure activity enjoyed by 70 million Americans.
The top competitive bowlers in the USA will converge on Syracuse from March 24 thru July 10 for the 100 day US Open Championship. The event was last held in Syracuse in 1999. Organizers expect 50,000 visitors and athletes to have a $75 Million impact on the area. Bowling is a big deal!
There are more than 250 bowling lanes in Upstate New York, with the highest concentrations in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Syracuse.
The Syracuse Oncenter will be tranformed into a 48 lane bowling center the US Open. The NYS High School Bowling Championships and the National Special Olympics will also compete in this state-of-the-art temporary facility. When the tournament is over, the wood for the lanes will be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity.