Tennis Ticket Information
The elegance and prestige that surrounds any one of the multiple ATP tournaments is what draws fans in to some of the most historic sporting events year over year. From the US Open to the French Open, tennis fans can all agree that the aggressive atmosphere that encompasses these tournaments makes for one of the world’s most sought after sporting events to see live; and they have the ticket prices to show for it.
With the sport as a whole on the rise, attending one of the four Grand Slam tournaments can get quite pricy if you don’t get a jump on the ticket demand. Whether you are looking to get a seat at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open, or The US Open, prices for all four of the majors have been trending upwards over the past couple of years and the earlier you can get your hands on the tickets the more likely you are to pay less for them. In 2013 the average ticket price for all 26 sessions of the US Open came in at $316.80 and with Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams both looking to defend their singles titles in 2014 a price jump was unescapable. In fact, the average ticket to the 2014 US Open jumped up 18% and is currently running at $373.82 per ticket, $21 higher than they were at the beginning of the year.
While the Wimbledon surpasses most sporting events in general, it is by far the highest ticket price in tennis at more than $2,000 a ticket. The playing field levels out significantly behind the Wimbledon starting with the Australian Open at a $547 average ticket price. If you’re planning to head out to Roland Garros for the French Open, the average seat in Paris will run you about $338.
If you’re not set on attending any of the Grand Slam tournaments, other majors like the BNP Paribas or Sony Open offer great opportunities to see the Federer’s and Murray’s of tennis for a much cheaper ticket. The average ticket price for the 2014 BNP Paribas was $265 a ticket and both the Davis Cup and Sony Open came in at under $200.