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Not Quite Centre Court, But There’s That Forecast

The New York Times June 21, 2009

This started as an “if you build it they will come” story about a tennis court in Midtown Manhattan, not a baseball field on a movie set in Iowa. But now, there is the “if you build it it will rain” element.

Rick Capecelatro, who installs and maintains athletic fields, built the court over the weekend on a closed-off street between 45 and 50 Rockefeller Plaza as part of a stunt for the British banking company HSBC to coincide with the 2009 Wimbledon championships, which get under way in England on Monday.

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