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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Retractable roof coming for US Open

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The United States Tennis Association says a retractable roof will be constructed over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the main venue for the US 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 Arthur 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 Arthur Ashe Stadium for years to limit weather delays, but officials have said they had not found a cost-effective way to do it.