Retractable roof coming to U.S. Open

08/14/2013 12:54 PM ET
By The Associated Press

Arthur Ashe Stadium has been consistently plagued by rain in recent U.S. Opens.(AP)
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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