The US Open is a major annual tennis event held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York. The biggest names in tennis compete on the hardcourt surface, attracting fans from around the world. 2017 had over 720,000 spectators attend matches during the competition. It is the fourth Grand Slam tournament of the year, sitting alongside the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in the UK. 2017 men’s champion Rafael Nadal, along with the likes of Andy Murray and the Williams sisters will be competing for a slice of the huge $50,000,000 prize fund.
The nearest airport is the John F Kennedy International Airport, which is only a 10-mile ride away from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre. If you are travelling by train and subway it will take an hour. Journey time in a taxi is less than 15 minutes. The matches start late morning, from around 10am. Ground passes for the tennis will cost around $50. For the main court the less expensive promenade seats are furthest away from the action and start from $50. The Loge seats provide the best selection of mid-price tickets, while courtside boxes can cost anything up to $7,000.
Book in advance, especially for the semi-finals and finals. Last minute tickets may be available for during the week days, but don’t rely on purchasing on the day. The ground passes will give you access to the smaller courts where you may see an upset or future champion. Keep an eye out for the draw and plan which games you wish to attend. Planning to stay for several days of tennis? Take advantage of the Subscriber Premier Service. If you’re looking to make the day even more special look into the hospitality packages. Event Cards will also give you discount on food and drink.
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New York is known as the city that never sleeps for a reason, with plenty to see and do. There’s Central Park, the Empire State building and Statue of Liberty. The waterfalls of Niagara Falls are on the boarder, or take a helicopter tour for the ultimate view of the city.
For more information including: US Tennis Open news, draws and schedule, matches, players and their rankings, scores and statistics, an event guide including directions, maps and further details on the venues plus footage of previous tournaments visit the official website.
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