well, you have to wait until the official day the tickets go on sale. that would be later in the year - i'm not sure. maybe may or something like that. i don't remember. you should call them.
you can buy ground passes but i think they are for outer courts and louis armstrong. i don't think they are for arthur ashe, the big showcourt. you'd have to check on that.
obviously, tickets are also separated by day session and night session matches.
they also tend to release tickets periodically even after the initial on sale date. i went a few years ago and after calling a few times, i got tickets on arthur ashe, about the 5 row, night match on the middle sunday. they weren't cheap, but i don't regret it. it was a lot of fun.
you're getting an early start.
Yeah I am. I know the dates and stuff but I haven't booked anything yet because this is just the first leg of my trip so I have a lot of planning to do. Thanks.
i think tickets go on sale to the general public in June. you can check usopen.org for the exact date. but if you're going in the first week (as opposed to the first weekend), then you can probably show up early at the box office that day.
Yeah probably just the first week, like maybe 2 week days. Because I want time to do other things in New York. Tennis is more a novelty, just so I can say I was there.
Originally Posted by Wannabeknowitall
You can buy ground passes on the day in the first week BUT with the US Open being so popular now, it's a big risk.
It could mean getting a ticket but not through ticketmaster but someone else who bought a ticket earlier likely to make a profit and whose waiting for someone like you to buy a ticket 3-4 times what it really cost.
I'm not talking about scalpers but the new "legal" way the US Open does things.
To me it's honestly a legal scalping, with the US Open not wanting to have to deal with
I would buy the groundpasses in advance just to make sure you have one, like Wannabe says -- you can always just post them on the US Open trading section and sell them if you plan on not going on that day.
4 or 5 years ago, there would always be tickets available but the past 3 years, the US Open has had crazy attendance records. People crowd Court 13 and 14 and have no idea who or what they are watching!
Get grounds passes early. You don't have to wait in line and you don't have to worry about tickets being sold out. If this is your first slam I suggest you save money and buy some good seats on Centur Court.
I just went to the Open in September, and had a ball. You get to see the players up close. I saw Amelie play her game and we were all so close to the courts. I even got lucky and saw Black and Young play on Center Court. We got lucky cause they allowed us go down to watch the match as folks left. Yet, i say buy tickets early and buy good seats. I think they sell in June. If you can't afford all good seats, just buy like 2 days good seats and 2 days some not so good seats. ALWAYS buy grownds passes. Most of the better matches are on the outside courts anyway, and grandstand. I saw Masha Kirilenko mentally lose her match in person.
I get lucky cause my sister works for Chase Bank, and they sponsor the Us Open.
Sam L, you'll have fun. enjoy.
Hey Dawn, yeah I want to buy centre court tickets. Centre court tickets also cover the grounds right? That's how it works at the Australian Open so just making sure.
Thanks guys, I'll keep a look out in June.
One more question how far is the tennis centre from Upper west side or near Broadway? Those are two likely places I might be staying unless if I crash at family friends? How long does the subway take from those places?