U.S. Open center court to get roof, other upgrades

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Friday September 6th, 2013

The U.S. Open complex will be receiving some major upgrades. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA) The U.S. Open complex will be receiving some major upgrades. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the USTA)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has signed legislation to expand Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, according to the Associated Press. The upgrades include a retractable roof to be built over the U.S. Open's center court.

Cuomo said that the new legislation will create a 1-acre boundary expansion of the entirety of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The U.S. Tennis Association announced that Arthur Ashe Stadium, the U.S. Open's center court, will be covered by the retractable roof no later than the 2017 U.S. Open tournament.

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