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 tournament 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 and record holders page. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for US Open tickets.
2017 US Open Preview
The 2016 US Open Tennis Tournament opens up on August 29th, with the Women’s Final set for September 10th, and the Men’s Final a day later on September 11th. The favorites to bring home the 2016 US Open Tennis Championship will be many of the familiar faces from years past. Last year’s Men’s Champion, Novak Djokovic returns as a heavy favorite in 2016 as he looks to win a 3rd US Open title since 2011. Other favorites on the men’s side will be 5 time Champion Roger Federer, who looks to add another title in the Swan Song of his career, as well as previous champions Andy Murray, Marin Cilic, and Rafeal Nadal. On the Women’s side, expect Serena Williams to return with a vengeance, after missing out on a season sweep of the grand slams in the US Open Final a year ago. 2016 US Open tennis tickets are on sale now.
US Open Tennis at Arthur Ashe Stadium Address: 124-02 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, New York, 11368
There are 22 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 retractable roof so the rain factor can be prevented. Please read TicketCity's Rain-Out Policy and Rain-Out Protection for the other venues at the UTSA National Tennis Center that do not have a retractable roof. 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.
Arthur Ashe Stadium 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.
Arthur Ashe Stadium 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.
Arthur Ashe Stadium 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.
Arthur Ashe Stadium Luxury Suites
There are luxury suites available for certain US Open tennis matches, contact TicketCity for more details.
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 2017 U.S. Open schedule?
The 2017 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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This map covers the grounds and surrounding parking for the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Zoom in for a closer look at the local amenities and the seating sections in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The US Open committee strongly recommends that the public use the mass transit systems in order to avoid potential travel delays. Due to anticipated traffic, please try to use the subway or railroad to curtail any travel time that could be lost on route to Arthur Ashe Stadium. The traffic conditions will reach peak congestion during conflicts with Mets home games.
If you decide to drive to the US Open, single-event limited parking will be available in Lots 1-7 for a $15 fee. Remember, parking will be limited, so either grab a parking pass from TicketCity, or get there early.
Take the worry out of driving with US Open Tennis parking passes. TicketCity has a limited supply of parking passes for all US Open Sessions. Parking Passes from TicketCity guarantee a spot and save the hassle of mass transit and the disappointment of a full lot.
The US Open committee recommends that all attendants and fans arrive early to the event to avoid possible traffic and procedural delays. All fans will have to pass a screening before they are allowed entry to USTA National Tennis Center. Only one bag per person is allowed past the entry gates, and bags must not be larger than 12”W x 12”H x 16”L. For a nominal charge, there will be bag storage available outside the grounds. There will be speed lines for fans without bags for expedited entry to the US Open grounds. The following items are not allowed on the premises:
- sealed packages of any kind
- ALL knapsacks and ALL backpacks
- hard coolers or similar containers
- glass bottles and cans
- aerosol cans and noisemaking devices
- alcoholic beverages
- commercial video cameras or recording devices
- computers or laptops
- food (except in limited quantities, or for medical, dietary or infant purposes)
- weapons (regardless of permit)
- pets (unless a service animal)
- flags, banners or signs
- laser pointers or any laser devices
- tennis racquets
- bicycles, scooters, in-line skates, roller skates, skateboards
- any other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by the USTA and/or US Open personnel, in its sole discretion
The US Open committee appreciates your consideration and full cooperation.
An excellent seafood restaurant that specializes in fine dining, this is place to visit if you are looking for tasty cuisine day or evening. With a casual yet elegant wine bar, this makes the perfect place for stadium dining. Reservations are recommended. TicketCity has a limited number of Aces Grill admission passes available for most sessions.
Champions Bar and Grill
A modern yet classy spot, this is the perfect spot to grab a juicy steak or fresh salad. There are plenty of televisions around the restaurant to keep you tuned-in to the game. Reservations are recommended.
US Open Club
Located on the ground floor of Arthur Ashe Stadium, this club is open to all Subscription Series ticket holders during the tournament for a nominal entrance fee, and is included for Silver Loge Box seat holders. This spot is famous for its eclectic, tasty American cuisine. TicketCity has a limited number of US Open Club admission passes available for most sessions.
An outdoor café available to all US Open ticket holders, this refreshing spot offers delectable seasonal sandwiches and salads.
Mojito Restaurant and Bar
Offers Latin specialties and cool cocktails in the luscious setting of 1950's Havana. Open to all US Open ticket holders.
Offers a variety of cuisines at a plethora of restaurants. Food Village is available to all US Open ticket holders.
Arthur Ashe Kid's Day
For the little tennis star in your family, this event is going to be a blast. Arthur Ashe Kid's Day will provide the kiddos with a variety of activities to keep them entertained throughout the day. There will be several musical performances, exhibits, workshops and plenty of entertainment for the entire family.
- USRSA Pro Racquet Round Up
- USPTA Little Tennis
- USTA “Beat the Pro”
- player practices
- player autographs
- face painting
- juggling and plate spinning
- and more…
2015 U.S. Open Tennis 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.
2011 U.S. Open Tennis Preview
There’s a major shift going on in Tennis, and one of the best places to see it happen in the US Open in 2011. The scene in Queens will be more hectic than usual because, as Rodger Federer enters his 30s, chances to see him hoist a trophy in a Grand Slam tournament begin to get slimmer (the last man over 30 to win a Slam was Andre Agassi at the 2003 Australian Open; The US Open’s last 30-plus Men’s winner was Pete Sampras in 2002).
So where it was Federer and Spain’s Rafael Nadal battling it out over the past half-decade for Men’s Tennis supremacy, the new order of things keeps Nadal, the world’s number two player, but adds the phenomenal Novak Djokovic, the Serbian who tops the world rankings. Djokovic is looking to add to his Slam trophies – he’s won the Australian Open and Wimbledon – and firmly plant his flag as one of the best to ever play. Chasing those three would be an assortment of players who have the ability to upend the top tier any given day, like Tomas Berdych (who recently beat Federer) and Andy Murray (who beat Djokovic last week). Other qualifiers on the Men’s side to look out for are of course Americans Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish.
On the Women’s side, it’s a little more muddled after two-time defending champion Kim Clijsters pulled out of the tournament with a stomach muscle injury. There is no seismic shift on this side of the draw, however, thanks to a very consistent top tier of players who have committed to playing in Flushing Meadows. Caroline Wozniacki will attempt to continue her number one world rankings by capturing her first title. Russian Vera Zvonareva, who is number two on the world stage, will look to improve on her runner-up finish last year in Queens. Maria Sharapova and Li Na will look to also make a run to hoist the trophy on final Saturday on Arthur Ashe Court.
2010 U.S. Open Tennis Preview
Roger Federer has dominated the U.S. Open in recent years, but his quest for a sixth straight men's singles title was thwarted by Juan Martin del Potro in 2009. Since then, Federer has falllen to No. 3 in the world rankings, and rival Rafael Nadal has sprung to the top spot after winning the French Open and Wimbledon.
With his recent success, one would assume Nadal is the favorite when the tournament kicks off in Queens, New York, on August 30, but the U.S. Open is the only Grand Slam tournament the spritely spaniard has not won.
Many people will be watching to see whether American Andy Roddick can win the tournament for the first time since 2003 - his only Grand Slam title to date. Serbia's Novak Djokovic, currently No. 2 in the world, should also factor in the later rounds.
On the women's side, defending champion Kim Clijsters of Belgium will be met with a slue of challengers, no longer including three time champion Serena Williams, who withdrew from the tournament as she is still recovering from surgery on her right foot. Poland's Caroline Wozniacki, runner-up a year ago at only 19, is also expected to be among the favorites heading into the tournament.
2009 U.S. Open Tennis Preview
After a string of notable matches, the Men's final at the 128th US Open ended in a big upset. Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina defeated 5 time consecutive winner Roger Federer in a match lasting over 4 hours. Del Potro earlier defeated another favorite and Federer's principal rival, Rafael Nadal to reach the finals. He is only the second South American player to win a US Open title.
Kim Clijsters of Belgium, a former world #1 and US Open winner in 2005, entered this tournament unranked as a wildcard and went on to defeat Caroline Wozniacki for the Women's title. Clijsters semi-final victory over Serena Williams was due in part to a widely reported penalty Williams received for verbally abusing a line judge. Despite their troubles on the singles side, the Williams sisters did clench their second US Open Doubles title, their first since a decade before in 1999.
2008 U.S. Open Tennis Preview
This 128th U.S. Open tennis tournament is going to be an exciting one, played on the hard courts at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York City. Tennis fans from all over the world will be packing themselves into the luxurious Arthur Ashe Stadium, the world's largest tennis-only venue, to see the finest names in tennis compete for the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. Roger Federer of Switzerland will defend his title on the courts in Flushing Meadows, ready to ace any player that gets in his way of a world record 6 US Open Men's Singles titles. Other men's tennis players to keep an eye on are Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, all ample competition for Federer, and all are ranked top ten in the world.
On the women's side of the court, there are several notable names to watch. Maria Sharapova of Russia, a former world #1, is only getting stronger and should be a tough competitor to take out this year. Ana Ivanovic of Serbia took the 2008 French Open Grand Slam title. Venus Williams, Serena Williams (2008 defending champion) and Jelena Jankovic also are prime contenders for the U.S. Open title, and should make this year's tournament a veritable battle royale.