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USTA: Retractable roof coming to US Open stadium

Wednesday - 8/14/2013, 6:20pm  ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States Tennis Association says a retractable roof will be constructed over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the main venue for the U.S. Open.

The USTA says it will reveal design plans for a makeover of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at a news conference Thursday.

The plans call for a roof on Ashe Stadium, along with two new stadiums and a plaza where fans can view practice courts.

The USTA has been considering putting a roof on Ashe Stadium for years to limit weather delays, but officials have said they had not found a cost-effective way to do it.


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