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Ticketing & Transportation to the US Open Tennis Championships

August 18 2019

This year’s US Open is nearly underway, with the qualifying round set to for Aug. 19 and the main event Aug. 26. It’s an exciting time to witness some of the best players of our time play in one of the greatest cities in the world. 

Thinking of attending? Let’s talk logistics.

For starters, you’ll want to consider what’s the best way for you to purchase tickets. If this is your first time, consider the advantage of the smaller courts. You can land a great seat in these smaller courts, and matches can be equally as exciting. When it comes to the big-name matches, you’ll want to check the daily schedule posted the night before game day on the US Open website.

Tickets can be purchased off US Open Ticketmaster, or US Open Ticket Exchange. Reliable reseller sites include Stubhub or SeatGeek.

You’ll also want to consider your transportation options, which might seem easy enough. Unfortunately, rideshare services often surge prices or have long wait times around Flushing Meadows because of the event. Some attendees use rideshare services, but they’ll keep a distance from Flushing Meadows, taking the Subway in for the final stretch. This way you’ll avoid traffic and price surges.

Your most viable option? Public transportation.

The last thing you may want to do after a day in the sun watching tennis is to wait for a train on a Subway platform, but it will be quicker than sitting in traffic. Just think – the quicker you get back to your hotel room, the quicker you can wind down and relax.

If you’re staying with us on the Upper West Side at Hotel Beacon, the Subway will take just under an hour just about any time of day. You’ll want to take the Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line (2,3) to Times Square, where you can transfer to the Flushing Line (7). The 7 brings you to your stop at 111th Street, within blocks of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

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