NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — After years of U.S. Open weather woes, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens is ready to serve up some major changes.
As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported Wednesday, engineers have finally figured out how to mount a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium – the main venue for the U.S. Open. It is considered an overhead smash against Mother Nature.
“It’s a great idea,” said tennis coach Izo Zunic. “It’s going to help the tournament to be on schedule.”