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Hurley
Apr 21st, 2003, 03:33 PM
Here's a question while I'm between classes :)

Let's say I jet over to Paris for a couple days of RG. Would I be able to, like, go to RG and buy grounds passes or something similar to that for the first Wednesday or Thursday or so? Is there any hope?

I've been a good boy this semester and I feel I've earned a treat :D

fleemke³
Apr 21st, 2003, 03:59 PM
ik got an orderingform here and on wednesday there are no tickets for Center + Lenglen (sheap tickets) + court 1 and on thursday there aren't tickets for center + 1 tribune (more expencive tickets) on C.S. Lenglen

On Wednesday I can only buy tickets for S. Lenglen :confused: So I think it's also for you.

The first saturday is also full and all the better places on center are gone already.

I got this letter a couple of weeks ago so it's not really up to date. Good luck but I would choose other days!

Leena
Apr 21st, 2003, 04:04 PM
Why not go to Toronto or US Open.. they're closer, and you can go with me! :kiss:

Gallofa
Apr 21st, 2003, 04:12 PM
Hmmm... it's kind of tough this time of the year, for RG you have to plan in advance, ask for a ticket form and fill it, send it with your money and then hope you can get some tickets, I did that in January, and I still don't know if I got any tickets.

You can always buy them from the scalpers. There are PLENTY around RG. It is actually a bit shameful, since they are re-selling the tickets at 5x the price (or more) in front of the police. You can get Annexes tickets (all but the main courts) fairly cheap though if you speak a bit of french.

Whenever I had to buy a ticket from the scalpers I had only bought Annex tickets (the other are sold at very high prices), you just wander around until you find somebody willing to sell for a reasonable price. If you are asking for Annex saying no to high prices, adding "Rien à voir" usually does wonders. They don't realise you are probably more interested in watching those little known players anyway ;)

Mark43
Apr 21st, 2003, 05:26 PM
I happened to be in Paris in early June 2000 while the French was going on. It was killing me not to have tickets, so on the women's semifinal day me and my partner jumped on the the Metro and went to Roland Garros hoping it wasn't sold out.

Of course it was sold out, but there were scalpers everywhere. As someone else already mentioned there are police everywhere near the entrance as well so you feel very safe negotiating with the scalpers. I finaly got the price down to around 90 bucks a seat (hey, when was I ever going to find myself in Paris again during the womens semi's?) and the scalper reassured me that the tickets were 'real' by walking me up to the ticket checker and making sure I was able to enter (since I had a fear the tickets were fakes).

It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The seats were good (second tier, but the stadium is sooooo small and vertical there is not a bad seat in the house). I saw Mary Pierce beat Hingis in three amazing sets. Afterwards we were able to wander to any outer court we wanted. We saw some of McEnroes senior dubs match and called it a day.

I would thoroughly recommend just walking up the gate and forking over the extra dough for a stadium seat from a scalper....just make sure he walks you to the gate.

Take pictures!!!
:wavey:

Hurley
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:22 PM
Damn...USO has the grounds passes, which have served me well for many a year. :(

Maybe I'll just queue at Wimbledon instead :)

And of course I'll be at the Open...duh. This is in addition to that because I'm greedy :D

Leena
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:26 PM
It must be nice to be able to fly to all these places while still being in college. :p

sartrista7
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:26 PM
Maybe I'll just queue at Wimbledon instead :)


Excellent, I won't have to queue on my own.

rated_next
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:33 PM
I want to go to the US Open as well. :D

Hurley
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:37 PM
It must be nice to be able to fly to all these places while still being in college. :p

"All these places." This will be one trip, which will kill any money I have left from waiting tables on and off for five years. And then I'll enjoy the wonderful world of debt. Fun indeed. :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:38 PM
Excellent, I won't have to queue on my own.

if you queued on your own it wouldn't be a queue ;)

Leena
Apr 21st, 2003, 06:39 PM
"All these places." This will be one trip, which will kill any money I have left from waiting tables on and off for five years. And then I'll enjoy the wonderful world of debt. Fun indeed. :D
Ahh... so you're in the same position I am. :p I just don't wanna be in debt... so only drives to Toronto and NYC for me. :)

BTW, anyone going to Toronto and USO... you're free to hook up with me... it won't be that hard to find me. :)

rated_next
Apr 21st, 2003, 07:37 PM
LOL ... I'm already in debt by $13,000. :eek: - damn student loan ... and a few tennis trips here and there ;)