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US OPEN Tickets question

I am thinking of going to New York to attend the US Open on the first Tuesday and Wednesday.
I want to see the higher ranked players so they will most likely be playing on the showcourts. Is it hard to get tickets at the site with good seats? Or should I buy the tickets online before I go there?

Any other tips would be welcome.

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I am thinking of going to New York to attend the US Open on the first Tuesday and Wednesday.
I want to see the higher ranked players so they will most likely be playing on the showcourts. Is it hard to get tickets at the site with good seats? Or should I buy the tickets online before I go there?

Any other tips would be welcome.
Arthur Ashe seats are pretty crappy, unless you're gonna pay ALOT of money. Higher ranked player are usually also on the outside courts on the first week. Might as well get a grounds pass.

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Arthur Ashe seats are pretty crappy, unless you're gonna pay ALOT of money. Higher ranked player are usually also on the outside courts on the first week. Might as well get a grounds pass.
Well said. During the first two rounds most of the action is on outside courts (including Armstrong and Grandstand). It's not worth it paying big bucks for expensive seats in Ashe stadium.
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get armstrong tickets for sure. ashe is crap the first whole week. armstrong is magical, and there's a part of the stadium where you can walk from inside right to the grandstand court. it's pretty amazing.

bottom line: you can get a good seat in armstrong for cheaper than an ashe ticket, im pretty sure.

anyway, a little tip for ya if you REALLY need to get into ashe, you can wait at the exit and ask people who are leaving if you can have their ticket for the rest of the day. i know people who have done this for years, and though i've personally never done it, it seems like it would work because so many people leave early.
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I am thinking of going to New York to attend the US Open on the first Tuesday and Wednesday.
I want to see the higher ranked players so they will most likely be playing on the showcourts. Is it hard to get tickets at the site with good seats? Or should I buy the tickets online before I go there?
Among all of the show courts, only Arthur Ashe stadium (and a small portion of Armstrong stadium) have reserved seats. Everywhere else it's first come first serve. A ground pass will go a long way on first Tuesday and Wednesday when most of the action is on outside courts and Armstrong+Grandstand. No need to buy expensive seats for Ashe stadium.

It's OK to buy a cheap tix for Ashe, but use it mostly as a ground pass. Trust me you will spend 80% of your time on outside courts even if you have Ashe ticket. (If you have a printer, it's most convenient to buy your ticket online at ticketmaster. Choose electronic ticket and you can print the ticket right away after purchasing.)
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Thanks.
So if I get a grounds pass it will get me into Armstrong+Grandstand, right?

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So if I get a grounds pass it will get me into Armstrong+Grandstand, right?
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What part/how much of Armstrong is for reserved seats? I'm choosing between a reserved seat ticket for armstrong or just a grounds pass on the second day.

i made a mistake and got ashe tix for the first day.

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armstrong front few rows and a small section in the shade a bit higher up are reserved, but ultimately it's unnecessary to reserve on armstrong, all the seats are good...

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What part/how much of Armstrong is for reserved seats? I'm choosing between a reserved seat ticket for armstrong or just a grounds pass on the second day.

i made a mistake and got ashe tix for the first day.
The courtside seats and most of the seats behind the baseline are reserved in Armstrong. But, there are still plenty of good free seats available.

There's nothing wrong buying an Ashe tix. For the first few days, the cheapest tix for Ashe costs only about $8 more than a ground pass. So, you have basically bought a ground pass plus a seat at Ashe that costs you just 8 dollars more. What I and others have said is that it's not worth it buying an expensive (say courtside) ticket for Ashe during the first 2 rounds.
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thanks to those who answered my question. so i'll probably go ahead and just get a grounds pass for the second day.

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