The US Open is one of four highly anticipated Grand Slam tournaments. It begins on August 29, 2022 and features some of the biggest names in tennis.

If you’d like to go to the US Open in New York City, there are some important things you should know. Keep reading to find out what they are.

1. There Are Certain Items You Can’t Bring

Leave your backpacks at home! They’re not allowed on the grounds of the US Open. However, you can bring single compartment drawstring bags.

You may also be tempted to bring a video camera to the games, but you’ll have to make do with your cell phone.

Finally, don’t waste your time making a sign for your favorite player. Signs and banners are not allowed at the US Open.

2. Using Public Transportation May Be Your Best Bet

Avoid the traffic and paying for parking. Use mass transit, instead. It’s way more convenient and there are a lot of options!

If you’re taking the subway, the 7 train provides service from Grand Central Terminal to Mets-Willets Point Station, including connections for all Metro-North Trains from Westchester and Connecticut. Service is also available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

As well, the Long Island Rail Road provides easy service to Mets-Willets Point Station from Woodside and connections from Penn Station.

3. Try To Attend The Tournament’s First Week If You’re On A Tight Budget

We all dream of sitting in the finals of a grand slam tournament. But, that kind of luxury comes with a hefty price tag.

If you want to save money, attend the tournament during the first week. You won’t have to deal with crazy crowds either.

We’d recommend an Ashe day session ticket, which will get you access to all the courts on the grounds in addition to Ashe during the day, then enable you to stay on the grounds to watch matches on all courts except Ashe in the evening.

4. Check Out The Practice Courts For Sightings

You may not be able to grab tickets to see your favorite tennis superstars, but you can still spot them on the court.

This is your chance to see Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, and Serena Williams.

Check the practice schedule the night before (and morning of) to see when/where players are practicing.

The best time to see top players practice without big crowds is during the free Qualifier Tournament and the week before the main tournament.

5. Ticket Go On Sale June 6

So, when can you purchase tickets to the US Open? Tickets go on sale on June 6 at 9:00 a.m. on the official US Open Ticketmaster website.

There are also numerous other sites that will have tickets for sale.

We’d recommend waiting it out a bit before you purchase tickets, though.

There are good deals throughout the summer because more and more people will end up posting their tickets for resale and USTA ends up releasing more standard price tickets as the summer goes on.

6. Skip The Arthur Ashe Stadium If You Want To See Matches Up Close

While the Arthur Ashe stadium is great for seeing the top players, you’ll feel distant from the action. This is because the stadium is huge.

If you want to see games up close, we’d recommend the smaller non-Ashe courts (Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grandstand Stadium (behind courts 4-6), Court #17, and other courts #4-#16).

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