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U.S. Open Getting Retractable Roof On Arthur Ashe Stadium: USTA

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A general view of Arthur Ashe Stadium is seen as a ceremony honoring Andre Agassi's induction into the Court of Championships takes place on Day Fourteen of the 2012 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2012 in Queens, New York. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA) | Getty
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NEW YORK — 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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