10 Things To Know If You’re Going to the US Open

1. Don’t look so confused. Know what kind of access you get with your US Open ticket. You can learn more about how “Grounds Admission” tickets differ from regular US Open tickets here.

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2. There is no retractable roof,  so rain can be a factor. Try not get upset- most ticket companies, like TicketCity, have a Rain-Out Policy.

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3.  Come hungry. US Open food village has just about every type of food imaginable from deli classics and burgers, to ice cream, seafood, kosher dishes, pizza, barbecue and alcoholic beverages.

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4. Admission to the USTA grounds is free on Arthur Ashe Kids Day.

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5. But you’ll need to buy a ticket to the Stadium show, featuring kid friendly performers like Austin Mahone and Fifth Harmony.

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6.  Choose the fastest way to get there. The best way to get from Manhattan to the stadium is to either take the #7 subway train or the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).

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7. Leave it at home. Backpacks, hard coolers, glass bottles, alcohol, video cameras, computers or laptops, weapons, banners or signs, noisemakers, or tennis racquets are not allowed on the premises.

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8. Don’t get stuck in line. Enter  by the South Gate. East Gate is packed with morning crowds coming off the subway/LIRR.

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9. Wear sunglasses. (A hat and sunblock will also make you happier.)

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10. Sleep is for rookies. There have been some legendary matches during the night session that stretched well past midnight. So drink your coffee!

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Still have questions? Visit our US Open page for more info.

2013 U.S. Open tickets 12% More Expensive than 2012

Just about one month in advance of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, many sessions have sold out for America’s Grand Slam event. But with seven countries represented in the current ATP Top 10, it is international flavor, which has created big demand for a taste of U.S. Open tennis tickets.

US Open PricesOverall, 2013 U.S. Open Tennis tickets are averaging $348 per seat, 12% higher than last year’s figure.  Sessions 1-22 of the U.S. Open run through the Men’s and Women’s quarterfinals. The odd-numbered sessions mark the daytime sessions, which kick off at 11am. The even-numbered sessions are those in the evening, which begin at 7pm. In terms of average ticket prices, it is no big surprise that tickets get progressively more expensive as the tournament goes on. However, get-in prices remain relatively inexpensive and rather consistent throughout the first 22 sessions.

Although one might think that U.S. Open tennis tickets to the Men’s Final would be the most expensive session of the tournament, it is actually only the second most expensive. Session 24, containing the Men’s Semifinals and Women’s Doubles Final on Saturday, September 27th, is currently the most expensive session ticket of this year’s U.S. Open, at an average price of $799 dollars and a get-in price of $145.

U.S. Open tennis tickets to the Men’s Final check in at an average price of $744, with a get-in price of $130. In last year’s tournament, fans got to see Andy Roddick, the last American to win the U.S. Open back in 2003, make it all the way to the fourth round before falling victim to 2009 Champion Juan Martin del Potro. Following the loss, Roddick retired from professional tennis. Without an American in the top 19 of the ATP World Tennis Rankings, it looks like tennis fans will once again have to wait yet another year for an American to become the first to win the U.S. Open since Roddick.

Concerned about US Open Rainouts?

Do you want to go to the US Open Tennis tournament this year, but concerned you’ll buy tickets and the event will be rained out?  Don’t worry!  TicketCity has you covered.

Rain-out insurance can be purchased for 10% of the purchase price of your tickets.  If you purchase the rain-out insurance, you will be refunded the total ticket purchase price (minus the insurance fee) if the session is rained out.

If you do not purchase rain-out insurance, you will be given an in-store credit equal to the face value of the ticket (which is often below the purchase price).

So rain out insurance is a good idea!  You can add rain-out insurance to your order up to 72 hours before the session begins.

If you want more information about this option, give me a call!  888-402-2273

Countdown to the US Open

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With one week left to go, tennis fans are gearing up for what many - including Andy Roddick’s coach – claim will be one of the best US Open tournaments in history.  Nadal is back after recovering from knee injuries and looking strong.  Andy Murray is now ranked No. 2 in the world and Federer’s newly found fatherhood seems to suit him well.

What has made this grand slam different than past years?  Well the recent US Open series tournaments have produced rare matchups in the series history.  The top 8 ranked men in the world all reached the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal for the first time since 1972.  Then in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Financial in Cincinatti No. 1 Federer faced No. 2 Murray while No. 3 Nadal battled No. 4 Djokovic.  This was also the strongest playing field in Cincinnati’s history.  Accecpting only 44 men and 45 women directly, the lowest ranked man on the premliminary list was No. 44 while the lowest ranked female was No. 49.

Results of those previous tournaments:

Rogers Cup – Montreal, Canada
Men’s Singles: A. Murray (defeating J. Del Potro)
Women’s Singles: E. Dementieva (defeating M. Sharapova)
Men’s Doubles: D. Nestor/N. Zimonjic (defeating B. Bryan/M. Bryan)
Women’s Doubles: N. Llagostera Vives/M. Martinez Sanchez (defeating S. Stosur/R. Stubbs)

Western & Southern Financial Group Masters & Women’s Open – Cincinatti, OH
Men’s Singles: R. Federer (defeating N. Djokovic)
Women’s Singles: J. Jankovic (defeating D. Safina)
Men’s Doubles: M. Bhupathi/M. Knowles (defeating M. Mirnyi/A. Ram)
Women’s Doubles: C. Black/L. Huber (defeating N. Llagostero Vives/M. Martinez Sanchez

This week, the world’s top players are taking a break while others are using the Piolot Pen as the last warm-up tournament before next week’s grand slam.

Don’t miss out on what could potentially be a historic year for the US Open!  Tickets to the US Open are still available for all sessions.  This is also the last week to purchase rain-out insurance.