BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
The United States Tennis Association officially unveiled the new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium at the home of the US Open starting Aug. 29 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
“US Open fans, viewers and players deserve the ultimate tennis experience, and the transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center provides exactly that,” said USTA Executive Director, Gordon Smith. “The US Open takes place in New York City, a town synonymous with excitement, and the inclusion of the retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium now truly makes the US Open the ultimate center stage for the sport of tennis.”
The 236,000 square foot roof is only one of the many components to the transformation of the brand new Grandstand Stadium, which will be completed and ready for the 23,771 seats to be filled at the end of this month for the US Open.