The upcoming 2023 US Open Tennis Tournament is the 143rd edition of the legendary tennis tournament held in Flushing Meadows, New York just outside Manhattan. Demand for tickets to the Open will once again be strong as fans from around the globe descend on NYC for this legendary event. Fans who attend will be treated to two weeks of elite tennis competition at an amazing tennis venue, Arthur Ashe Stadium. Whether you have attended in the past, or this is your first-time at the Open, you will undoubtedly have questions regarding what to expect when you get to the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Our goal in this post is to provide you here with much of that knowledge you need to truly enjoy this event. We provide a wealth of info below, but ou main site TicketCity aksi provides plenty of info including match schedules, best places to sit, parking guide, and tickets for the US Open.
There are 22 courts at the USTA National Tennis Center, but the primary courts for the US Open tournament are Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and The Grandstand. The main court (Court 1) is located inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, which seats approximately 23,500 tennis fans. The tournament is played on a hard-court surface and there is a retractable roof to keep rain from disrupting the top matches. Louis Armstrong houses Court 2, while Court 3 is located inside The Grandstand.
The tournament includes 25 sessions over the two weeks of the tournament, and each session requires a separate ticket. There are many days where there is both a Day Session and Night Session, which again each require a separate ticket to attend.
Arthur Ashe Stadium:
Courtside Boxes at Arthur Ashe Stadium:
Courtside boxes seats get you close to the action. They include sections 1-67 and the rows on the side start with row AA, then go from row A to row H with each letter having two rows because they are a box. There are fewer rows behind the server, which generally start with row E.
Courtside boxes typically four seats in front and four seats directly behind those, although there are some boxes with more or less seats. The common method of seating in a box is piggy back seating where you are sitting in-front of (or behind) the person you attend with. Courtside seats are some of the most desirable seats at Arthur Ashe Stadium and where the celebrities in attendance will be sitting.
Loge Level Seating at Arthur Ashe:
Loge level seats are one level up from the courtside seats and provide a nice view of the action. They include sections 101-136 with each section containing rows A-N. Row N contains ADA seating options. Loge Level seats behind the server are often considered some of the best values in the stadium.
Promenade Seats at Ashe Stadium:
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 seats are the least expensive tickets inside the stadium, but still provide a nice view of the action on the court. The promenade offers a clear view and allows you to still feel the electricity of a US Open match.
Arthur Ashe Stadium Tips:
Arthur Ashe ticket holders also have general admission access to other courts as well as the full grounds of the tennis center. Fans interested to buy Grounds Passes, which are general admission, may find reserved tickets for sessions in the first week for about the same price as grounds passes.
Fans will want to shop for seats on the south and west sides of the stadium. For reference this includes sections 123-136 and 101-105 (as well as the promenade and courtside equivalents above and below).
Louis Armstrong Stadium:
There are two levels of seats to this 14,000 seat stadium: a lower level of reserved seats that are ticketed in advance and an upper level of general admission seats that are filled on a first-come first-served basis.
Like Arthur Ashe, the south and west sides of Louis Armstrong will be shaded first during day sessions. This includes sections 1-7 and 17-18. Higher rows will also be shaded first due to the roof.
US Open Tennis FAQs:
What are US Open grounds passes?
Grounds passes are made available for certain sessions of the US Open tournament. Grounds passes allow access to all of the side courts, as well as, the upper-level general admission seats at Louis Armstrong Stadium and the Grandstand courts. Grounds passes do not provide access to any matches at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Is a separate ticket required to see matches at Louis Armstrong Stadium?
The reserved seats in the lower-level of Louis Armstrong Stadium do require a reserved seat, which you can purchase here. The upper-level of Louis Armstrong Stadium is general admission, and available for any fan with a grounds pass or a ticket from Arthur Ashe Stadium.
What is the best way to get to the tennis center?
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. Driving yourself or using a car services are two of hte most popular options with our customers who attend the Open. Parking is limited at the National Tennis Center, so we recommend you pre-purchase US Open parking pass if you plan to drive, then you must factor in plenty of time for traffic getting out to Queens.
Another way to get to the Open 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.
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 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, BBQ and alcoholic beverages. Every fan attending the US Open should try their famous Honey Deuce cocktail, which is the signature drink of the tournament. 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, those include Aces, Champions Bar & Grill and the US Open Club.
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