The US Open is the 4th major tennis tournament each year and played at the historic United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows in Queens, New York City. There are two sessions per day during the two weeks of the US Open tennis tournament, the morning session at 11am and a night session at 7pm. There have been some legendary matches during the night session that stretched well past midnight, but that is part of what makes the US Open one of the most electrifying sporting events in the World. There are 5 main championships awarded at the US Open, including; Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Over the 130 years since the US Open was founded there have been many famous champions and lasting memories made. Bill Tilden, Richard Sears and Margaret Osborne DuPont dominated the early years. Bille Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe revived the great tournament in the 1970's and '80s. Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi kept up the interest in the US Open until today. Currently some of the greatest players in the history if tennis are on the courts at Arthur Ashe Stadium; Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are all future tennis hall of famers. To learn more, visit our past champions page, record holders page, or event guide. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for US Open tickets.
2016 US Open Preview
The 2015 US Open is set to kick off on August 31st, 2015, and will feature the best tennis players in the world. 2015 will be the 135th edition of the US Open, and comes off what was one of the most historic finals in US Open history in 2014. Defending champion Marin Cilic will try and return to the finals for a 2nd straight season. The favorite coming into the 2015 US Open on the men’s side, will without a doubt be Novak Djokovic. Djokovic has reached the finals in all three of the grand slams in 2015, winning the Australian Open (also on hardcourt) and Wimbledon. He will face tough competition in an ageless Roger Federer, and a determined Andy Murray. On the Women’s side of the bracket, Serena Williams returns as the favorite in 2015, and will look to win the US Open for a 4th straight year. If Serena is able to pull off a win at the 2015 US Open, she will sweep the 4 grand slams for the first time in her career, once again distinguishing her as the greatest female tennis player of all time. The 2015 US Open Finals are set to take place on September 12th for the women and September 13th for the men.
US Open Tennis at Arthur Ashe Stadium Address: 124-02 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, New York, 11368
There are over 30 tennis courts at the USTA National Tennis Center, but the primary courts for the US Open tournament are Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong 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 there is not a retractable roof so rain can be a factor. Please read TicketCity's Rain-Out Policy and Rain-Out Protection. The US Open tennis tournament includes 26 sessions and each US Open session requires a separate ticket. TicketCity is one of the best sources for US Open tennis tournament tickets.
US Open Courtside Boxes
Courtside boxes (or seats) get you so close to the action that you can often hear the players talking on the court. They include sections 1-67 and the rows on the side start with row AA, then go from row A to row G with each letter having two rows because they are a box. There are fewer rows behind the court, which generally start with row E. A typical Courtside box includes 4 seats in-front and 4 seats behind those (4+4), but some come with 3+3 or other setups. A Courtside box can be purchased as a whole box or individual tickets within a box. It is commonplace, when you purchase a pair of 4-seats, to have one person sitting behind due to the 3+3 configuration of the box. The term “box” is just a geographic location in the stadium that is contained by a railing; it is not a luxury box. Courtside seats are some of the most desirable seats at Arthur Ashe Stadium and where the celebrities in attendance will be sitting.
US Open Loge Level
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 each section containing rows A-N.
US Open Promenade
The top-level at Arthur Ashe Stadium is the Promenade, which includes sections 301 to 340 and up to 25 rows per section. The Promenade offers a clear view of the tennis and allows you to still feel the electricity of a US Open tennis match. Dress warmly for evening sessions, as it can be chilly in the high rows of the Promenade.
US Open Luxury Suites
There are luxury suites available for certain US Open matches, contact TicketCity for more details.
2016 US Open Tennis Tournament Schedule
- 8/29 -Arthur Ashe Kids Day - 9:30am
- 8/31 -Session 01 - 11:00am - Men's & Women's 1st Round
- 8/31 -Session 02 - 7:00pm - Men's & Women's 1st Round
- 9/1 -Session 03 - 11:00am - Men's & Women's 1st Round
- 9/1 -Session 04 - 7:00pm - Men's & Women's 1st Round
- 9/2 -Session 05 - 11:00am - Men's & Women's 2nd Round
- 9/2 -Session 06 - 7:00pm - Men's & Women's 2nd Round
- 9/3 -Session 07 - 11:00am - Men's & Women's 2nd Round
- 9/3 -Session 08 - 7:00pm - Men's & Women's 2nd Round
- 9/4 -Session 09 - 11:00am - Men's & Women's 3rd Round
- 9/4 -Session 10 - 7:00pm - Men's & Women's 3rd Round
- 9/5 -Session 11 - 11:00am - Men's & Women's 3rd Round
- 9/5 -Session 12 - 7:00pm - Men's & Women's 3rd Round
- 9/6 -Session 13 - 11:00am - Men's & Women's 4th Round
- 9/6 -Session 14 - 7:00pm - Men's & Women's 4th Round
- 9/7 -Session 15 - 11:00am - Men's & Women's 4th Round - Day
- 9/7 -Session 16 - 7:00pm - Men's & Women's 4th Round - Night
- 9/8 -Session 17 - 11:00am - Men's & Women's Quarterfinals
- 9/8 -Session 18 - 7:00pm - Men's & Women's Quarterfinals
- 9/9 -Session 19 - 11:00am - Men's & Women's Quarterfinals
- 9/9 -Session 20 - 7:00pm - Men's & Women's Quarterfinals
- 9/10 -Session 21 - 7:00pm - Women's Semifinals
- 9/11 -Session 22 - 7:00pm - Mixed Doubles Final & Men's Semifinals
- 9/12 -Session 23 - 12:00pm - Men's Doubles Final & Womens Final
- 9/13 -Session 24 - 12:00pm - Women's Doubles Final & Men's Final
- Schedule subject to change
US Open Tennis Event Guide
What are the best sessions to attend at the US Open tennis tournament?
The early sessions are packed with action, particularly the evening sessions. The later sessions feature matchups of the best players in the tournament. The Semifinal sessions are 21 (Women’s) and 22 (Men’s). Session 23 includes the Women’s Final and Men’s Doubles Final. Session 24 is the Men’s Final. Day sessions start at 11AM, so they can often squeeze in more tennis action, while the evening sessions are often earmarked for the marquee matches.
How do “Grounds Admission” tickets differ from regular US Open tickets?
Grounds Admission tickets are general admission tickets available for each of the first eight (8) Day sessions at the US Open. Grounds Admission passes provide ticket holders access to watch the matches on the courts surrounding the main stadiums, and to sit in a special general admission section at Louis Armstrong Stadium if space is available. Grounds Admission passes DO NOT provide entry to Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the top matches are played. Regular US Open tickets are required to have a reserved seat in Arthur Ashe Stadium or Louis Armstrong Stadium.
What is TicketCity’s Rain-Out Policy at the US Open tennis tournament?
If any of sessions 1 through 20 at the US Open are officially determined to be “rained-out” by the USTA, then an in-store credit will be issued for the face value of the tickets, unless the tickets were purchased for less than face value, in which case an in-store credit for the purchase price of the tickets will be issued. The official determination of rain-out or cancelled session is made by the USTA.
What is the Rain-Out Protection that TicketCity offers US Open tennis clients?
- Rain-Out Protection can be purchased for 10% of the total purchase price of your tickets.
- If you purchase Rain-Out Protection, you will be refunded the total ticket purchase price if your session is rained-out (as determined by USTA).
- Rain-Out Protection is available for purchase up to 72 hours before the scheduled session to be protected.
- Rain-Out Protection is not offered for sessions 21-24. Those sessions will always be rescheduled and played in the event of a rain-out.
- To purchase Rain-Out Protection, please call our office and speak to one of our sales representatives. Rain-Out Protection cannot be purchased online.
- If you do not purchase Rain-Out Protection, then in the event of a rain-out you are only eligible for an in-store credit on the face value of the tickets you purchased (see our Rain-Out Policy above).
- Please call 1-800-SOLD-OUT to purchase rain-out protection
What are the best places to sit at the US Open tennis tournament?
Generally, the best place to sit at Arthur Ashe Stadium is going to be behind either baseline. Sections 1-9, 60-67, and 26-45 put fans right next to the action, with the best angles for following volleys. For day sessions, sitting on the West Side of the stadium will help you avoid the sun. Sections 329-333, and 126-130 often have great shade during day matches.
What is the best food available at the US Open?
The US Open food village has just about every type of food imaginable from deli classics and burgers, to ice cream, seafood, kosher dishes, pizza, barbeque and alcoholic beverages. For seated dining there is the Patio Café & Bar, Mojito’s latin inspired restaurant, two Heineken restaurants and the Moet Terrace for champagne. There are also a few private venues at Arthur Ashe Stadium available only to select ticket holders (Aces, Champions Bar & Grill and US Open Club) – contact TicketCity for help making a reservation.
Do I need a ticket to attend Arthur Ashe Kids Day?
Admission to the USTA ground are free, but you do need to have a ticket to attend the stadium show inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. The show features kid friendly entertainment including top music entertainers and the biggest tennis stars in the game today.
What items are restricted at the US Open National Tennis Center?
These items may NOT be brought on to the premises: backpacks, hard coolers, glass bottles, alcohol, video cameras, computers or laptops, weapons, banners or signs, noisemakers, or tennis racquets.
What is the best way to get to Arthur Ashe Stadium?
The US Open is played on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, which is located in the New York City borough of Queens. The quickest way from Manhattan is to either take the #7 subway train or the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The #7 Flushing-bound train lets off at the Mets-Willet Point station, which is a short walk from US Open. The LIRR is more expensive, but more comfortable and direct trip that leaves from Penn Station. Car services are available, or you can drive yourself, but there is usually some traffic and parking spaces are limited. Parking passes are available at TicketCity; contact us for more info.
Where can I find the 2016 U.S. Open schedule?
The 2016 U.S. Open schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the tournament. TicketCity has the complete schedule listed above for this year’s tournament, down to the times for both the day and night sessions. The times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather in New York. All times listed are Eastern, and the gates will open at 9:30 AM at the earliest for day sessions, while they will open at 6 PM for the evening sessions.
How can I buy cheap U.S. Open tickets?
TicketCity offers a large selection of U.S. Open tickets which includes some of the lowest priced seats on the market. U.S. Open ticket prices fluctuate based on demand for the tournament and players in the later rounds. TicketCity has been a source for U.S. Open tickets for 20+ years and always has a presence in New York City for the tournament. The U.S. Open is the biggest tennis tournament in the Western Hemisphere, so if you’re looking for cheap tickets you may want to act early.
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