US Open Tournament & Arthur Ashe Stadium
The US Open is played at the USTA National Tennis Center. There are 17 tennis courts but the top three courts in order of importance are: Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and the Grandstand. Reserved seats are available for all three stadiums. Grounds passes allow access to non-reserved areas of Louis Armstrong, the Grandstand and all other side courts, but not Ashe Stadium. The main court is located inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, which seats approximately 22,500 tennis fans. The tournament is played on a hard-court surface and Arthur Ashe Stadium has a retractable roof which closes for inclement weather.
There are plenty of terrific options for tickets when you attend the US Open Tennis Tournament. Fans attending matches in Arthur Ashe Stadium will want to determine how elevated from the court they want to be and then choose either Court side seating, Loge seats or Promenade tickets. Another consideration is whether you want to sit side court, which offers good view of action in each side but will have you moving your head back-and-forth to follow the volleys, or end court (behind the servers) where they have a straight-on view of the action without turning their head. A last consideration for fans attending a day session of the US Open is whether they are okay to sit in the sun (East side of venue) or want to sit in the shade (West side of Arthur Ashe). Below we provide a few more details on areas to sit at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Courtside boxes get you so close to the action that you can often hear the players talking on the court. These are among the most prestigious seats at the tournament. Courtside level seats are located in sections 1 – 67. All seats are considered box seats, meaning each box is enclosed by railing. Most boxes accommodate 8 seats arranged across two rows (although the row number is the same), in the corners box sizes can vary. The closest row fans can purchase here in each section varies from either row AA or A for side court seats. Those rows used to be Row 1, but the USTA added a row in-front of it in 2021. Corners and seats behind the baseline all begin at row E. Row H is the last row in most sections, with some sections featuring accessible seats on row J, there is no row I.
Typical box Seating configuration with Seat Numbers
8 7 6 5
4 3 2 1
A court side box can be purchased whole or as individual tickets within a box. It is commonplace when you purchase more than a pair of contiguous seats to receive seat numbers in a piggyback configuration within the same box. Piggyback seats just mean one person sitting in the row in-front of the other.
Loge level seats are one level up from the courtside seats and provide a nice view of the tennis action. They include sections 101-136 with most of these sections containing rows A-N. Fans who want a great view of the action will choose seats in Rows A of the Loge Section which is the front of the Loge. Sections 110 and 128 in the Loge are at midcourt, while Sections 118-120 and 136, 101-102 are behind the servers. A nice option here is Loge 134, which are in the corner and sometimes noticeably cheaper than Loge seats on the baseline. The shaded sections of the Loge seats are one the West side of the court where the Chair Umpire sits, and include Sections 124 to 134.
Promenade seats (aka Prom) is one contiguous level with rows A-O classified as Lower Promenade and rows P-Z classified as Upper Promenade. The prom includes sections 301 to 340, is the highest level in Arthur Ashe and stadium seating. Promenade tickets are a great way to attend at a value price. Dress warm for evening sessions, as it can be chilly in the higher rows. For the day sessions, the seats on the East side of the Promenade are facing the sun.
Promenade seating can often be purchased at prices below the cost of grounds admission passes. All promenade tickets include full grounds access.
For day sessions, sitting on the West side of the stadium will help you avoid the sun. Sections 329-333 and 124-134 often have great shade during day matches.
Best Seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium
Courtside 35 & 36:
Many fans consider the best views at Arthur Ashe Stadium to be behind the baseline, so we recommend Courtside 35 and 36. These sections are centered behind the baseline and are so close to the action that you can almost touch the players. When the players change sides you will have the chance to experience competitors up close and personal. There are only 8 rows in each section, making entry and exit easy, no matter which row you sit in. The best views in the house, and easy entry, make Courtside 35 & 36 a recommended place to sit at the US Open
Fans looking for a unique interaction with the players should sit in Courtside 47. Located just outside the tunnel where the players enter and exit. The players walk right by Courtside 47 on their way in and out of the stadium. While there are no guarantees, fans sitting in the first couple of rows frequently get opportunities to receive autographs from players, and are the last fans to congratulate the players as they leave the court. The views from courtside are good, but this section is all about interacting with the players.
The best section for fans on a budget is Loge 134. These loge corner seats are often noticeably cheaper than baseline seats, while offering almost the same quality of views. This section is also shaded for many of the day matches, and is much closer to the action than the cheaper seats in the promenade. Great prices, great views, and shade, make Loge 134 the top choice for bargain hunters looking for good seats.
Louis Armstrong Stadium
The 14,000 seat Louis Armstrong Stadium features a retractable roof and was designed with a louvered façades to maintain natural ventilation. Courtside seating (Sections 1-18) is reserved only and is available for sessions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15. General admission areas open to those with Grounds Admission is on the second level above the courtside seats.
Grandstand at National Tennis Center
The Grandstand at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is the third most important court of the tournament. Like Louis Armstrong courtside seating is reserved and there is a general admission area above the courtside level. The stadium is the coziest of the three main courts 8,125 capacity.
Grounds Passes at US Open
US Open tennis tournament events and tickets marked as Grounds Admission Only are General Admission grounds passes. Grounds Passes allow fans access to watch the matches on the courts surrounding Arthur Ashe Stadium and in the upper-deck of Louis Armstrong Stadium. Grounds admission passes do not provide entry to Arthur Ashe Stadium or the lower-level reserved seats at Louis Armstrong Stadium. However fans who purchase US Open tickets to Arthur Ashe Stadium do have the same grounds access as patrons with Grounds Passes are provided.
Grounds Passes are the typically the least expensive way to attend the US Open Tennis Tournament. Tennis fans who want cheap US Open tickets will want to consider grounds passes, although they are only available to purchase for a limited number of days. US Open Grounds Passes are only available for the first eight day sessions of the tournament.
Suites & Premium Seating
Arthur Ashe Stadium has two levels of suites located between the Courtside level and Promenade. Suites typically accommodate 20 guests and are sold in whole or in part depending on the sellers preference. Suites are rarely listed online, so reach out to us directly if you are interested in a US Open suite.