From the New York Times
The United States Tennis Association will spend an estimated $500 million through the coming decade to build a new Louis Armstrong Stadium, a new grandstand on unused land at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and a double-deck viewing area for fans to watch players practice during the United States Open.
But the plans do not include a roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium or the new Armstrong facility.
U.S.T.A. officials said that Arthur Ashe Stadium, which was built on a swamp-like ash dump, could not physically absorb the weight of a roof that would cover its expanse.
“It’s five times larger than the span that covers Wimbledon,” said Gordon Smith, the U.S.T.A.’s chief operating officer.
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- Armstrong Stadium to get Open face-lift (nypost.com)