For two weeks, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park will be the tennis capital of the world for the U.S. Open tennis tournament. While Wimbeldon has its white, New Yorkers bring the party to the National Tennis Center with a celebrity-studded crowd, international food vendors and live musicians performing on the grounds—not to mention tennis's top pros. Whether you're heading to the courts during the day or for a match under the lights, check out how to score autographs from the likes of Roger Federer and Serena Williams, catch the best action and hobnob with the VIPs. If you're inspired to play a set on your own, we've also collected the best courts in the city to try out your one-handed backhand.
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When is the U.S. Open?
The U.S. Open takes place in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens at the end of the summer from August 29 to September 11, 2016.
How do I get tickets for this year’s U.S. Open?
Ticketmaster is the best option. You can also get individual tickets by going to the official U.S. Open site, calling 800-OPEN-TIX or visiting the physical box office at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.
How much are U.S. Open tickets?
There's a whole lot of options, ranging from single games, starting at $85 for the cheap seats to $545 for seats closer to the action, to a full pass (which starts at $2,125) that will allow you to see all the games and get you some pretty sweet amenities, like a personal concierge.
Where is the U.S. Open taking place? How do I get there?
The U.S. Open is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Flushing Meadow–Corona Park, Flushing). Getting there by rail is easy: You can take the 7 train (Queens-bound to Mets–Willets Point) or the LIRR to Mets–Willets Point. If you’re one of the lucky people who happen to be driving to the games, be sure to check the official U.S. Open site for possible parking restrictions and interferences with Mets home games at Citi Field.
What happens if it rains?
The general rule of thumb is that you’ll be able to exchange your tickets for credit or a full refund, but you may be ineligible if more than 90 minutes of a game has been played. You may be able to exchange your tickets for next year's tournament. Check the U.S. Open site for full details.
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