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Work zone: Roof update

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

Fans attending this year’s U.S. Open will see how the $500 million makeover of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is taking shape, with the most startling change being the roof under construction over Arthur Ashe Stadium. As work continues to complete the roof in time for th...

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