USTA plans to construct retractable roof over U.S. Open stadium

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

The USTA plans to build a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The USTA plans to build a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium. (USATSI)

The United States Tennis Association announced Wednesday plans to add a retractable roof to Arthur Ashe stadium, the largest venue for the sport's U.S. Open.

The release states that the renovation could be complete by 2016. Further details -- perhaps including how the project will be funded -- are to be announced at a press conference Thursday.

The finals of the tournament have been pushed to Monday in each of the past five years due to weather delays.

 
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