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safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:32 PM
Im going to JPMorgan Chase, Mercedez Benz Classic and the US Open, and i was just wondering if a any of you are going to any of the tournaments also. Or if you have been to some,please let me know how they were so i could consider going to some other tournaments this year not just the summer ones.

Paldias
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:35 PM
Rogers Cup :)

ZAK
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:44 PM
I'm going to the US Open. Its the one tournament I go to each year :D

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:46 PM
ZAK Im going to the USO for the first time this year how much do decent tickets usually cost and is it worth going to?

-cata-
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:49 PM
US Open, Pilot Pen and *crossing fingers* Rogers Cup.

ZAK
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:52 PM
ZAK Im going to the USO for the first time this year how much do decent tickets usually cost and is it worth going to?

Day sessions are about $50, which I guess is expensive but the atmosphere is great and you can get about 10 hours of tennis in.

-cata-
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:53 PM
ZAK Im going to the USO for the first time this year how much do decent tickets usually cost and is it worth going to?


For the US Open .. the price of the tickets depends on the day and location you are sitting, also depends on the Stadium you are going to ... tickets go from $48 to $800.

GA are $43

Anna F'd Enrique
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Acura Classic for me

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:55 PM
Im going to be in New york for 4 days and im only going to the USO one day and im planning on going day and night is the night worth going to ? I didnt know that the day session was 10 hours!!!

-cata-
Jul 5th, 2005, 08:57 PM
Im going to be in New york for 4 days and im only going to the USO one day and im planning on going day and night is the night worth going to ? I didnt know that the day session was 10 hours!!!

If you buy a Day Session ticket for AA stadium you have free access to the ground courts all day, that is normally what I do... but I live in Long Island so I go couple of times during the tounament.


The night session is really great... maybe you should concider buying a ground courts ticket for the day and a night session at AA.

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:00 PM
so if i buy tickets to arthur ashe stadium i cant go to any other courts?

-cata-
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:02 PM
so if i buy tickets to arthur ashe stadium i cant go to any other courts?

I believe the only court you wouldn't have access to would be Amstrong (but someone can correct me if I'm wrong)..but you can go to all the other ground courts.

Just remember there is day and night sessions at the Ashe.

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:03 PM
also are you allowed to buy tickets at the door or do you have to buy them in advance?

-cata-
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:08 PM
what day are you planning on going? if you are going during the weekend I would buy them online...

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:13 PM
im planning on going either Aug. 31 or Sept. 1 wed or thurs. I think ill probably go with what you said and get the grounds pass for the day and the night pass for arthur ashe. but if i dont have to buy my tickets online i would like to buy them at the door just so i could wait and see who is playing that day!

PointBlank
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:13 PM
Cincy.

bigshow21
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:14 PM
I believe the only court you wouldn't have access to would be Amstrong (but someone can correct me if I'm wrong)..but you can go to all the other ground courts.

Just remember there is day and night sessions at the Ashe.

Arthur Ashe tickets get you into everything including Armstrong stadium and Grand Stand stadium.

I went last year to the USO for the first time and it was the best time of my life. I am going back again this year too.

bigshow21
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:17 PM
Last year, I bought all my tickets online except for the first Saturday. They were sold out over the phone through ticketmaster and things like that. So my friend and I went there early in the morning to see if any tickets were available and there were plenty. So this year, we are going to buy all our tickets the day we are there.

clonesheep
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:20 PM
so if i buy tickets to arthur ashe stadium i cant go to any other courts?
A ticket to Arthur Ashe allows you to go to ANY courts, including Armstrong. It's basically a ground pass plus a seat at the Ashe.

The thing about Armstrong stadium (the 2nd largest court): Except for a few reserved seats that require extra tickets to access, most of the seats in Armstrong are first come first serve.

A ground pass allows you to enter any courts (including Armstrong) except the Ashe statiudm.

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:22 PM
big show how much were your tickets and were they good seats?

-cata-
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Arthur Ashe tickets get you into everything including Armstrong stadium and Grand Stand stadium.

I wasn't sure so now I know...

clonesheep
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:24 PM
also are you allowed to buy tickets at the door or do you have to buy them in advance?
You can buy tickets at the door, although it's not guaranteed that there will be any tickets left for those "hot" dates (day sessions for Labor Day weekends, men's semifinals are among the first to be sold out).

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Thanks Cata for all the info!

bigshow21
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:28 PM
Well, I only bought grounds passes for the days Jen wasn't playing a match. Those were $46 or someone around there. Then when she did have a match, the one day I paid $101-$120 I can't remember exactly but it was in that range. I wouldn't spend over $125, that was my goal. Then the other day she had a match she was scheduled for Armstrong Stadium, so I just bought a grounds pass and went into the Armstrong first thing to get good seats. I sat there for 4 hrs waiting for Jen to play because if you get up you lose your seat. Then it turns out that her match got switched to Ashe Stadium. So we ran over there and they let us in even though we didn't have tickets for it. We had to sit in the middle level but they were still awesome seats. So I got Ashe seats for only $46 basically.

bigshow21
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Oh yeah, when I spent the $101 on the Arthur Ashe seats, it was in the handicap section in the middle level. They were ok seats, I would have preferred to get a little closer. At least it wasn't in the upper level though.

-cata-
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Thanks Cata for all the info!

No prob!

Have Fun! :D

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:34 PM
cool im hoping to see jennifer capriati this year at the open i have never seen her play in person.

darrinbaker00
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:34 PM
My fiancee and I are going to both semifinal sessions and the final at Stanford. If there's any justice in this world, Venus and Lindsay will play in the final. ;)

clonesheep
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:35 PM
I wasn't sure so now I know...
Glad that I clarified the issue :) It was confusing to me, too, the first time I went to US Open. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I have access to those killer seats at Armstrong with the cheapest ticket. (However this requires patience and willingness to stand on the long queue. Also, once you leave the seat you lose it.)

Rocketta
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:37 PM
stanford and Accura. :)

bigshow21
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:40 PM
cool im hoping to see jennifer capriati this year at the open i have never seen her play in person.

Oh she is awesome. I actually had more fun watching her practice because you get to stand like 2 feet away from her, hear the conversations, stare at her incredibly hot brother, get close-up pictures, watch her for a full 2 hours (sometimes the matches are over in like 40 minutes..too quick), and she signs autographs forever. Trust me, she is a good one to see and is so nice to all her fans! Have fun! :)

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:40 PM
I really wanted to go to stanford but its about 7 hrs from my house so i dont want to drive!! The tickets there are really good prices. I hope we see a VENUS VS. LINDSAY Final again last years was awesome!!!

Sir Stefwhit
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:42 PM
Accura is a possibility at this point and Stanford is an even smaller possibility, but I'm DEFINITELY going to JP Morgan (ten minutes from my house)- ...also going to YEC- one last time before they relocate at out the States.

miranda_lou
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:43 PM
I'll be at both the ATP and WTA tournaments in Cincinnati. I hope the womens' event is better this year. Last year I went on the afternoon Lindsay was supposed to play and her opponent dropped out and I ended up watching two doubles matches played by people I didn't know.:rolleyes: Anyway, I get to sit in box seats when I go, so that's pretty cool.

I've been to the U.S. Open once and that was enough. Too big and you can't see anything in the main stadiums. I prefer going to Miami. You get to see great players and there isn't a bad seat in the place. Love it!!!

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:44 PM
Yeah i love watching practices i went to the pacific life open this year and watched lindsay, L. Hewitt, sharapova, federer and a ton of other players practice and its awesome i hate it when i go to the early round matches most of the time they're over in like less than an hour but i would pay just to watch them practice!!!

safinforlife
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:46 PM
Im pissed that the YEC are being moved to Madrid next year i went last year and it was awesome the staples center is so cool you feel so close to the players wherever you sit im going this year for sure!!!

clonesheep
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:49 PM
I've been to the U.S. Open once and that was enough. Too big and you can't see anything in the main stadiums. I prefer going to Miami. You get to see great players and there isn't a bad seat in the place. Love it!!!
But the good thing about US Open is that there're many interesting actions going on at outside courts that are free for you to see. Even Armstrong and Grandstand are first come first serve so good seats are possible with cheap tickets. IMO, the first week of US Open is the best value among all summer hardcourt tournaments.

RAA
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:49 PM
USO and hopefully pilot pen.

ae wowww
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:59 PM
WISH I was... but will have to wait until 2006.. Never mind :)!

Spunky83
Jul 5th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Oh...you guys all make me so jealous! But maybe I can visit some european indoor tourneys, who knows.

Have fun you lucky guys!

Mon.
Jul 5th, 2005, 10:42 PM
Wanted to go to the US Open, decided to go next year, so the TV is my best friend this summer ;)

Iheartennis
Jul 5th, 2005, 11:33 PM
I'll be at the acura classic. its close by for me.

urklerlay
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:27 AM
Bank of the West at Stanford! Can't wait!

Albireo
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:27 AM
I'll be at Cincinnati. PointBlank, Miranda-- let's do lunch.

vw.
Jul 6th, 2005, 04:30 AM
Im going to Rogers Cup, on August 19th, Friday, to see the Quarterfinals!!

I hope Venus and Serena don't withdraw, and I get to see both!! :hearts:

Zauber
Jul 6th, 2005, 05:46 AM
I am lying here on my couch. I could jump in my car and drive down the coast through L.A. and to San Diego 4 day drive or longer if i sightsee.
I really should.

JPrince
Jul 6th, 2005, 05:54 AM
I'll be volunteering in San Diego. Can't wait! :)

Jericho
Jul 6th, 2005, 07:39 AM
LA and maybe San Diego ;)

Jeff
Jul 6th, 2005, 07:44 AM
Well I'm surely going to the Acura Classic this year, since last year was the first year in four years I didn't go :( I might be going to JPMorgan Chase Open and Mercedes-Benz Cup, as well, but that's if I don't go to the U.S. Open. A friend of mine from England is flying to U.S. and we might do a driving trip around the east coast, in which one of the stops would be to go to New York City and I'd go to the Open for the first time :D

Atrixo
Jul 6th, 2005, 07:54 AM
I'll be attending the Roger's Cup, in Toronto, in August. Hopefully for at least, three days of the tournament. I can't wait! :D