Rainy days soon won't be an issue

Beset by rain for years, US Open finally makes bold decision to build a roof

Updated: August 27, 2013, 9:20 AM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- You can't say it was shortsighted for the USTA to build Arthur Ashe Stadium in the mid-1990s. Despite the fact that the US Open is in the path of hurricanes as they blow out their fury up the Eastern Seaboard, the organization was looking on the bright side.

"There really isn't a way to compare the cost when they built Ashe," USTA executive director Gordon Smith said as clouds moved into position over the grounds Monday. "It really wasn't considered at the time."

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