US Open Tennis Championship Tickets
Since 1881 the US Open Tennis Tournament has been occurring, but since 1987 it has been the final tennis major of the season. It is the culmination of the year following up on the heels of the Grand Slam, which is made up of the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon. This year it runs from August 29th to September 11th and is expected to sell out as usual. (read more below after 2016 US Open Session Schedule)
2016 US Open Tennis Championship Schedule
The tournament is not only about tennis and is considered a major source of entertainment. From the Arthur Ashe Kid's Day event to the many restaurants on the grounds, it is a great place to visit for days or even the entire two week event.
It is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center which is in Flushing Meadows - Corona Park. This is a Queens, New York location and puts visitors close to many other major attractions. The qualifying tournament is going to take place in the third week of August. After that the lineup of players will be made available.
The ATP World Tour website says: "The US Open bears little resemblance to the tournament started 130 years ago. It has evolved from an exclusive men's singles and doubles tournament in 1881 to a two-week sports and entertainment extravaganza held in Flushing, N.Y. More than 700,000 fans enter the gates annually at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center."
There is always a great deal of speculation about the winners though the history of singles and doubles winners tends to have a lot of repetition. For example, Roger Federer was the singles champ five years in a row while Bob and Mike Bryan appear over and over again in the Doubles.
Visitors can go for specific games or purchase tickets that let them enjoy a few of the matches. It is always best to purchase as far ahead as possible rather than waiting to see the outcome of the qualifying finals. With almost three quarters of a million people making their way to the venue over the course of the two weeks, it is obvious that this is a huge attraction.
Tennis may not be your cup of tea, but few can argue that the US Open Tournament is boring or uninteresting. It is a heated and highly watched event and it is something that most people enjoy whether they are long time or new fans of the sport.