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Arthur Ashe Roof

US Open: New Digs

by Julian Atienza

USTA || Rossetti || Foreground (R to L) New Court 17, Outer Courts, Practice Court Viewing Area, Practice Court.

Background || (R to L) New Louis Armstrong Stadium, Arthure Ashe with retractable roof

The U.S. Open kicked off with an announcement of a major face lift. August 17th, the USTA unveiled a 5-year renovation project for the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and they were promoting it again in the first days of the tournament. The Louis Armstrong and Grandstand stadiums will be completely reconstructed, new practice courts will be added with viewing galleries for the public, and the walkways will be enlarged. But the centerpiece of the new look  will be the construction of a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium.