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August 15, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The United States Tennis Assn. announced Thursday that it will build a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium, the main court used for the U.S. Open. At a news conference in New York that was streamed live, Gordon Smith, executive director and chief operating officer of the USTA, said it was hoped that the roof would be ready for the 2016 U.S. Open but that 2017 was more likely. The U.S. Open is one of the four major tournaments held each year, and for the last five years either the men's or women's final, and sometimes both, were postponed or interrupted because of rain.
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August 15, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The United States Tennis Assn. announced Thursday that it will build a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium, the main court used for the U.S. Open. At a news conference in New York that was streamed live, Gordon Smith, executive director and chief operating officer of the USTA, said it was hoped that the roof would be ready for the 2016 U.S. Open but that 2017 was more likely. The U.S. Open is one of the four major tournaments held each year, and for the last five years either the men's or women's final, and sometimes both, were postponed or interrupted because of rain.
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September 7, 2008 | Michael Marot, AP Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS -- Lucas Oil Stadium is about to open up a new world for the Colts and the city of Indianapolis. There's the retractable roof, the giant sliding window in the north end zone and an economic package owner Jim Irsay says he believes will keep his team competitive for decades to come. To the Colts, the brick building with blue seats represents more than a new home. It's a lifeline to the future. "This was never about becoming the L.A. Colts, and nothing like that was ever even suggested in negotiations," Irsay told the Associated Press in a telephone interview.
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August 14, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
A retractable roof will be built over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 22,000-seat main court at the U.S. Open, according to a report Wednesday in the New York Post. The United States Tennis Assn., which runs the U.S. Open, plans a news conference for Thursday to make the announcement, the newspaper reported . The USTA also said it would release design plans for the makeover of the entire Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Over the last five years, even as the Open has been plagued by rain which has delayed both the men's and women's finals, USTA officials have said it would not be cost-effective to build a roof over the massive Ashe Stadium.
SPORTS
April 16, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
The latest concept for an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles — a $1-billion venue next to Staples Center — has, The Times has learned, something none of its scuttled predecessors had. A ceiling. Although that might seem like a minor distinction, proponents of that project say that a retractable roof would greatly enhance the versatility of the building, making it ideal for major sporting events such as the Final Four, championship title fights, and all sorts of national conventions.
SPORTS
November 8, 2010 | T.J. Simers
The Coliseum, Rose Bowl and Dodger Stadium are dumps. Staples Center, which replaced the North Hall of the Convention Center 11 years ago, has been a tremendous success. Even the Clippers draw big crowds. Now there is talk of the same people who built Staples Center building a NFL stadium attached to the Convention Center ? where the West Hall now sits. It makes so much sense. And, as an added bonus, it probably will force Frank McCourt out as Dodgers owner if his wife is unsuccessful in doing so. But more on that positive development in a moment.
HOME & GARDEN
October 26, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Actor Larry Hagman and his wife, Maj , have listed their longtime mountaintop home in Ojai, a 43-acre spread befitting "Dallas' " J.R. Ewing, for $11 million. The nine-bedroom, 14 1/2 -bathroom Mediterranean-style estate was designed and built for the couple in 1992. Sitting behind iron gates, the 18,000-square-foot main house has an open floor plan with walls of sliding glass doors, painted murals, an indoor grotto-style spa and a retractable roof over a 40-foot saltwater lap pool in the grand room, which has accommodated parties of up to 200 people.
SPORTS
January 31, 2009
There are many elements that the sport of tennis must endure and one of those is the weather. When it is played outdoors it must be played outdoors without the use of a retractable roof should it get too hot. This is just pandering to the weakest player who cannot sustain the heat, as was the case for Serena Williams in her match against Svetlana Kuznetsova. A retractable roof's function should be utilized solely for inclement weather, specifically rain or snow. Interesting that the roof was utilized for the women's match, who play only two out of three sets, but not for the men, who play three out of five.
SPORTS
April 23, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Two big changes are coming to Wimbledon, one this year, one in 2019. Tournament organizers announced Tuesday that this year's men's and women's singles champions will each receive $2.4 million, a significant increase over the $1.75 million last year's winners, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, received. Prize money will increase for all players in all categories. Also, it was announced that a retractable roof will be built over Court No. 1 in an attempt to avoid rain delays.
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January 7, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
What next? No more strawberries and cream? The storied jewel of tennis tradition -- Wimbledon -- took a dramatic step into the future Tuesday when All England Club officials announced a solution to combat another British institution -- rain. A sliding roof will be built over Centre Court. Work on the project, which also includes a provision for increased Centre Court capacity to 15,000, will begin in 2006. Officials are hoping for completion in time for the 2009 championships.
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June 27, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Things haven't looked this bad for American men's tennis in more than a century. When top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat U.S. qualifier Bobby Reynolds, 7-6 (2), 6-3, 6-1, on Thursday, he eliminated the last of the 11 American men at Wimbledon. That makes this the first time no one from the United States has advanced past the second round in the men's bracket since 1912 -- and there weren't any American men in the tournament at all that year. But none reached the third round in 1911 either.
SPORTS
April 23, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Two big changes are coming to Wimbledon, one this year, one in 2019. Tournament organizers announced Tuesday that this year's men's and women's singles champions will each receive $2.4 million, a significant increase over the $1.75 million last year's winners, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, received. Prize money will increase for all players in all categories. Also, it was announced that a retractable roof will be built over Court No. 1 in an attempt to avoid rain delays.
SPORTS
January 29, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
NEW ORLEANS - Joe Flacco has come in from the cold. In five seasons, the Baltimore quarterback has played only eight games in indoor stadiums, and only three in true domes: at St. Louis (2011), Atlanta (2010) and Minnesota (2009). He's 4-4 in domes or retractable-roof stadiums. Sunday, he'll play in the Superdome for the first time. "Is that all I've played in domes? … That's pretty crazy," he said. "The truth of the matter is, when I get in here and start throwing the ball around, you really get kind of excited about it just because you can tell the difference.
SPORTS
June 28, 2012 | By Art Spander
WIMBLEDON, England -- The match began under the blue sky of a humid English late afternoon. It ended in the Twilight Zone. A kid from the Czech Republic who never even had qualified for Wimbledon before now, a kid who is ranked 100th, stunned the tennis world by defeating one of the game's all-time greats, Rafael Nadal. All that Lukas Rosol had in common with Nadal was his age, 26. But Rosol, hitting every shot, serve, forehand, backhand, as if he were intent on smashing the ball halfway to France, upset Spain's Nadal, 6-7 (9)
SPORTS
November 8, 2010 | T.J. Simers
The Coliseum, Rose Bowl and Dodger Stadium are dumps. Staples Center, which replaced the North Hall of the Convention Center 11 years ago, has been a tremendous success. Even the Clippers draw big crowds. Now there is talk of the same people who built Staples Center building a NFL stadium attached to the Convention Center ? where the West Hall now sits. It makes so much sense. And, as an added bonus, it probably will force Frank McCourt out as Dodgers owner if his wife is unsuccessful in doing so. But more on that positive development in a moment.
TRAVEL
July 18, 2010 | By Sherri Eisenberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Heaven may be a little closer in New York these days, especially in Manhattan, where hotels' rooftop bars are among the best places to enjoy summer. A few are restricted to guests, such as those at the Surrey, the Trump SoHo and the Thompson LES, but there are plenty of newer roof decks that are open for those who want their own little piece of the sky. Top of the Strand, the Strand Opened: December This 21st-floor lounge at the Strand has a retractable roof as well as cabanas and built-in banquettes with silk throw pillows.
SPORTS
June 27, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Things haven't looked this bad for American men's tennis in more than a century. When top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat U.S. qualifier Bobby Reynolds, 7-6 (2), 6-3, 6-1, on Thursday, he eliminated the last of the 11 American men at Wimbledon. That makes this the first time no one from the United States has advanced past the second round in the men's bracket since 1912 -- and there weren't any American men in the tournament at all that year. But none reached the third round in 1911 either.
SPORTS
August 14, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
A retractable roof will be built over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 22,000-seat main court at the U.S. Open, according to a report Wednesday in the New York Post. The United States Tennis Assn., which runs the U.S. Open, plans a news conference for Thursday to make the announcement, the newspaper reported . The USTA also said it would release design plans for the makeover of the entire Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Over the last five years, even as the Open has been plagued by rain which has delayed both the men's and women's finals, USTA officials have said it would not be cost-effective to build a roof over the massive Ashe Stadium.
SPORTS
April 16, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
The latest concept for an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles — a $1-billion venue next to Staples Center — has, The Times has learned, something none of its scuttled predecessors had. A ceiling. Although that might seem like a minor distinction, proponents of that project say that a retractable roof would greatly enhance the versatility of the building, making it ideal for major sporting events such as the Final Four, championship title fights, and all sorts of national conventions.
HOME & GARDEN
October 26, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Actor Larry Hagman and his wife, Maj , have listed their longtime mountaintop home in Ojai, a 43-acre spread befitting "Dallas' " J.R. Ewing, for $11 million. The nine-bedroom, 14 1/2 -bathroom Mediterranean-style estate was designed and built for the couple in 1992. Sitting behind iron gates, the 18,000-square-foot main house has an open floor plan with walls of sliding glass doors, painted murals, an indoor grotto-style spa and a retractable roof over a 40-foot saltwater lap pool in the grand room, which has accommodated parties of up to 200 people.
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