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Lenafan
Sep 2nd, 2006, 01:11 AM
I have gone to the Open once but it was for mens semis, women's final, and men's final. I plan to go on Sunday and Monday and wanted to know the best plan of attack. I would like to know availabilty of tickets and the differences between Arther Ashe, Louis Armstrong, grounds and what each gets you. What each gets you. And price ranges I can get you. I want to be cheap one day and spend a lot on the other day. Thinking Sunday cause Lena might be on an outside court and pay a lot for the Agassi/Roddick potential encounter on Monday. And advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

njtennis11
Sep 2nd, 2006, 01:19 AM
Your best bet would probably be to call ticketmaster, but being as though you want to go within the next 2-3 says I'm not sure that would work. You can go to the box office and they will most likely have grounds passes(thats what I got on Wednesday), they cost somewhere between $45-50 that gets you everywhere(including Armstrong), but Ashe and is a very good buy.

Lenafan
Sep 2nd, 2006, 01:21 AM
Can you sit anywhere in Armstrong or Grandstand? Is it first come, first serve?

x Chu x
Sep 2nd, 2006, 02:35 AM
in armstrong you just can't sit in the lower sectiion about 8-10 rows that surround the court which are reserved.

Do you even have tickets? All of this weekend tickets are sold out. I'm pretty sure monday and tuesday are pretty much sold out also, not just ashe but also ground tickets. And with this weather, tickets will be much harder to obtain. If you go to the box office to buy tickets expect to wait 60 minutes up to 120 minutes online to purchase tickets because there will be thousands trying to exchange tickets for cancelled sessions

Lenafan
Sep 2nd, 2006, 02:38 AM
I am confident about getting tickets. I got tickets to men's finals and men's semis last year and I didn't have a ticket when I got off to the plane. People were practically giving away tickets for women's final. I just don't understand what's the difference between Louis Armstrong and grounds. I figure Sunday I could see Lena for 45 bucks up close and then I am willing to pay any amount if Roddick and Agassi were to meet on Monday. If you wait until the end inevitably you will find someone trying to just get rid of one good ticket. Grounds tickets are easily attainable even now. I just want to sit as close as I can to Louis Armstrong on Sunday cause I think Lena will be playing there or even the outside courts(if there is action) and with Sharapova/Pierce, Agassi/Roddick, Ivanovic/Serena/Mauresmo potential matches, Monday I guess I will spend more than I should. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for me.

Lenafan
Sep 2nd, 2006, 02:43 AM
My real question is is it worth it to get Louis Armstrong tickets as compared to Grounds Passes. Monday it's Arthur Ashe regardless.

mishar
Sep 2nd, 2006, 02:47 AM
No, because you can have very good seats in Louis Armstrong with just the grounds pass. And since Sat. matches are cancelled and probably some of Sunday, there'll be lots of top matches on Monday on the outside courts. They'll probably play all the men and all the women on Monday so I'd imagine Lena D. may not even be playing on Armstrong.

Or get the cheapest worst seats in Ashe, and you can still see the matches anywhere else.

njtennis11
Sep 2nd, 2006, 02:48 AM
No, its not worth getting Arnstrong tickets, just get ground passes. You can sit anywhere in the Grandstand.

Lenafan
Sep 2nd, 2006, 02:48 AM
Thank you to all for advice in this thread. I will get a grounds pass for Sunday and wait and see what happens on Monday. Would be extremely excited if it weren't for the rain.

mishar
Sep 2nd, 2006, 02:52 AM
There are grounds passes available on ticketmaster. I would recommend printing out the tickets via email, as the will call lines can be long.

Lenafan
Sep 2nd, 2006, 03:00 AM
Thanks so much for your help mishar. I just bought for Sunday with the ticket fast option. I am going to roll the dice for Monday.

x Chu x
Sep 2nd, 2006, 03:55 AM
glad you got tickets.

Another piece of advice is that if you are entering the grounds anywhere from 10AM to say 12PM, do not use the east entrance, the one off the LIRR or the Subway. Instead, walk to the main entrance which is infront of the big globe (no one thinks of this one). There are absolutely no lines when entering that way. If you try to enter through the east gate, liens will be very long and expect to wait 45 minutes to enter if not longer.