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Arthur Ashe Stadium's New Roof Blocking Out Sun For Attendees; Practice Facility Praised

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 31 / 16

The USTA spent $150M on a retractable roof to "shield Arthur Ashe Stadium from rain," but two days into its first U.S. Open, the roof’s "primary effect has been to block the sun," according to Brian Costa of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Even with the roof open, as it has remained since the to...

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