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Demska
Nov 28th, 2007, 08:16 PM
I maybe going this year. :devil:

savestheday91
Dec 14th, 2007, 02:27 AM
I will be for sure :) No clue what days yet. But I never miss the USO :D I went for 5 days last year plus one day of qualifying. Hopefully I'll do the same this year :D

Janine*OnTheTour
Mar 8th, 2008, 06:13 PM
I will go this year :D

Jojo_
Mar 20th, 2008, 06:16 PM
It's sure for me !!

dreylau
Mar 20th, 2008, 06:24 PM
It's sure for me !!

really? you have the chance to go to the US Open, you are really lucky;)

IanRadi
Apr 10th, 2008, 08:18 PM
I'm going this year (last week) :D

Farina Elia Fan
May 30th, 2008, 04:12 PM
im going :bounce:

hellas719
May 31st, 2008, 04:42 PM
im going a lot of times(i live in nyc).

Paule22
Jun 29th, 2008, 11:32 PM
I bought a grounds ticket for Thursday(first week of course)! I was thinking about going on Friday too, but I'm not really willing to pay more then 50$ again, so I might not gonna go.

I will rather go shopping for that money :D

iheartjelenaj
Jun 30th, 2008, 07:09 PM
I want to go to USO this year, but I've never been to a tennis tournament before, ATP or WTA, so I have no idea what to do. And the closest tourny near me is USO. I just really wanna see my favorites play. Unfortunately, I don't have any friends that are tennis fans, like me, so they wouldn't be interested in going and wouldn't know what I'd be ranting on about.

Paule22
Jun 30th, 2008, 11:40 PM
Especially at Grand Slams its not that important to go with someone else, because there are so many matches that you barely have a match where you AND your friend(s) are interested in.

Just go a day or two and see if you like it. You probarbly can meet with some people here from wtaworld if you want, then you wouldnt be alone for the entire day.

iheartjelenaj
Jun 30th, 2008, 11:46 PM
Hey, thanks for the advice Paule22. I'm gonna find out if anyone over at JJ's forum is gonna go to USO. And also ppl posting here, too. I'm guessing if I have any more questions this would be the place to ask?

Williamsser
Jul 4th, 2008, 01:54 AM
im going a lot of times(i live in nyc).

same here

AnThRaX15
Jul 19th, 2008, 02:50 AM
I was going to check it out a day or two when I was down in New York but I had to change my vacay plans and won't be making it that far South. Hope to catch plenty on TV though.

adeegee
Jul 28th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Has anyone here been to the practice day on the Sunday before it starts before?

If so, could you help me with these questions?
1) Do you get most players in the draw playing there?
2) Do they use all the courts?
3) What are the spectator numbers like?

Thanks :hatoff:

Dorien.
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:47 AM
i'm going 5 days, from monday till friday, the first week :)

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Im going again the first full week. But Idont have a hotel yet, any suggestions guys? Im thinking of hostel instead cuz its cheaper.

iheartjelenaj
Aug 16th, 2008, 02:31 AM
I really wanna see a certain player or two :angel:. Don't know much about how the events work, but I do know they post the order of play a couple days before the actual match days. To me, that seems a little too close to get good tickets. Should I wait until the OOP comes out and then rush to get tickets online (via ticketmaster) or should I just pick a day when hopefully the people I wanna see might play?

I hope someone, or some ppl, can help me w/this. Thanks a bunch in advance :hug:

¤CharlDa¤
Aug 16th, 2008, 03:02 AM
I'm going for one or two days in the first week. Hoping for steph to qualify.

Amalgamate
Aug 16th, 2008, 05:10 AM
I really wish I could go! Stupid school starting early...:mad::sad:

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 16th, 2008, 08:24 PM
tickets could be get everyday at the box office but you have to be really early.
that is if you want to wait till OOP comes out.

ejdtennis
Aug 17th, 2008, 05:59 PM
I really wanna see a certain player or two :angel:. Don't know much about how the events work, but I do know they post the order of play a couple days before the actual match days. To me, that seems a little too close to get good tickets. Should I wait until the OOP comes out and then rush to get tickets online (via ticketmaster) or should I just pick a day when hopefully the people I wanna see might play?

I hope someone, or some ppl, can help me w/this. Thanks a bunch in advance :hug:

Apart from the first day, the order of play does not usually come out until the night before the matches start. You could wait for that if you want to be sure your favorite is playing then order/print out a ticket from Ticketmaster. The first 2-3 days generally won't sell out, so maybe just wait to see which day your favorite (Jelena?) is playing. As Labor Day weekend approaches, it will become much tougher to get tickets.

Don't spend the whole day sitting way up high in Arthur Ashe Stadium though. Just watch your favorite star's match in the stadium and then go exploring the outer courts and see some pro tennis up close! If you don't mind the heat, the day sessions are so much better than the night - so much more to see - especially during the first week. Also consider the weather. A rainy day at the Open is no fun. Going alone is also not bad at all. You can go to the matches you want to see without having to worry about your friends who may want to see another match. Enjoy the Open!

Warning: Food and drink prices will be outrageous but do keep drinking water if it is hot - you don't want to become dehydrated.

iheartjelenaj
Aug 20th, 2008, 01:38 AM
tickets could be get everyday at the box office but you have to be really early.
that is if you want to wait till OOP comes out.

Apart from the first day, the order of play does not usually come out until the night before the matches start. You could wait for that if you want to be sure your favorite is playing then order/print out a ticket from Ticketmaster. The first 2-3 days generally won't sell out, so maybe just wait to see which day your favorite (Jelena?) is playing. As Labor Day weekend approaches, it will become much tougher to get tickets.

Don't spend the whole day sitting way up high in Arthur Ashe Stadium though. Just watch your favorite star's match in the stadium and then go exploring the outer courts and see some pro tennis up close! If you don't mind the heat, the day sessions are so much better than the night - so much more to see - especially during the first week. Also consider the weather. A rainy day at the Open is no fun. Going alone is also not bad at all. You can go to the matches you want to see without having to worry about your friends who may want to see another match. Enjoy the Open!

Warning: Food and drink prices will be outrageous but do keep drinking water if it is hot - you don't want to become dehydrated.

thank you, thank you, thank you for the advice :) :worship:
now that i have more options, i'll be able to better prepare for USO and plan better.

p.s. and yes, i really wanna see Jelena. and Rafa too. but i wonder if (now that he's No. 1 (:hearts:) and she's No. 2 (again) if they might play on different days. if so, that'd suck for me, but i'd pick JJ over Rafa.

Dodoboy.
Aug 20th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Lucky bishes! :sobbing:

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 20th, 2008, 05:58 PM
thank you, thank you, thank you for the advice :) :worship:
now that i have more options, i'll be able to better prepare for USO and plan better.

p.s. and yes, i really wanna see Jelena. and Rafa too. but i wonder if (now that he's No. 1 (:hearts:) and she's No. 2 (again) if they might play on different days. if so, that'd suck for me, but i'd pick JJ over Rafa.

No worries! usually if a player is not scheduled for play, you will see them in the practice courts. You just really need to check out the practice courts and hang out there.

ImaVeggie
Aug 21st, 2008, 01:06 PM
I'm going today for qualifying & practice. I'm going to buy tickets for the first Wednesday - both the day & evening sessions. I'm also going to the Men's Final - got tickets for my birthday.

I'll be taking lots of photos.

Kipling
Aug 22nd, 2008, 02:18 PM
I'm jealous. Maybe next year I'll be able to make it up there.

I hope all of you have a great time!

A good general rule of thumb at a big tourney like that is that, during the first week, a grounds pass is a better value unless you just HAVE to see a fave who is playing in the stadium. With a grounds pass, you can see so much tennis (up close) that your head will spin. But whatever you decide, have a GREAT time!

youizahoe
Aug 22nd, 2008, 02:54 PM
I'll be there the second week =)

Mostly I'll be sitting in the front row right in front of the umpire's chair.

Peridotpixie
Aug 23rd, 2008, 05:06 PM
I have a groundspass for, I think, Tuesday and tickets for Armstrong for Wednesday. Does anyone have any advice for me about what time to get there on Tuesday to get a decent seat somewhere? i went last year but don't remember what time the gates open. Also, I remember last year at some point Armstrong became full--can we still come and go as we please if we have tickets?

No Name Face
Aug 23rd, 2008, 07:15 PM
I am, on Wednesday of the first week with 3 or 4 of my friends. I live in Queens now, so I have no excuse.

dav abu
Aug 24th, 2008, 02:05 PM
I'm going-flying over tomorrow :)

xcrtbckhnd
Aug 24th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Driving in to stay with a friend in NYC tonight - Going at least the first 3 day sessions, might buy tickets for Thursday and possibly Friday as well. Can't wait!!! 4th year in a row attending, it's so much fun!!!!

Peridotpixie
Aug 28th, 2008, 08:49 PM
Can someone give me a hand? I'm interested in going again tomorrow, but groundspasses are sold out. I know there are a few available onsite--would getting a pass there be feasible? And how early should I plan to arrive in order to do that? Thank you!