The International Tennis Hall of Fame is set to begin a major renovation and improvement project that will revamp and modernize the historic facility that has become a cornerstone in Newport life and culture since its founding in 1954.
The $15.7 million capital campaign will "create a cohesive campus and world-class tennis facility that will enhance the experience for visitors from around the world as well as for the local community," according to a release.
The plan will create a modern, interactive museum, build new tennis facilities, expand the footprint and beef up campus-wide amenities.
"This campaign is not about ongoing operations," the organization said in a release. "It is about being stewards of the sport of tennis. It is about advancing the mission of the hall of fame. It is about improving our grounds and facilities and expanding our footprint. It is about growing and innovating. It is about the future."
The hall of fame spans seven acres.
A groundbreaking will be held on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Memorial Boulevard and Freebody Street.