Saturday, Mary said they are looking into it. Cover Ashe or just build another stadium.
Someone will have to engineer a special lid for Ashe since it wasn't constructed to be fitted with one. That prolly accounts for the delay; they need the funds to purchase land and build a huge stadium. Armstrong only seats 10-12,000.
I agree, a roof? does not matter anymore. Ashe stadium should be demolished and built a new state of the art stadium with a roof there.
Ashe stadium is a white elephant. Demolition. Don't want to say more about the stadium, too big, old fashioned, only 1 thing, it's sad a legendary player like Arthur Ashe has his name in that horrible stadium.
the other thing that it's sad, it's that before Ashe, Armstrong was the centre court and all the outside courts were in what is now Ashe and the indoor facility. With Ashe, not only they built a bad stadium, they added 16 identical outside courts south of Ashe and there's no difference between court 7, 10, 11 and 13.
Only Roland Garros is probably worst in terms of grand slams facility. Chatrier did a great and necessary upgrade to the facility in the 70's and 80's but 30 years later the complex has become too small, too packed, old!! that's why we have a project for a new Roland Garros each year in the past 3 seasons.. The difference between USO and FO is that the FO was built in the 20's while Ashe, the white elephant has become old in 10 years.
While I don't miss Kooyong because Flinders Park is an excellent tennis complex, I miss a lot of times the old, venerable, legendary and never to be forgotten stadium at Forest Hills when I watch Ashe stadium.