The US Open, the last of the calendar Grand Slams, is held annually in Flushing, NY, starting on the last Monday in August, and lasts for two weeks into September, across Labor Day Weekend. As a tennis fanatic and native New Yorker, who has been over 60 times, I consider myself somewhat of a US Open pro attendee.
For the avid player who wants to watch and learn, there are new bleachers overlooking the practice courts to study the greats, as well as up close and personal FREE Qualifying Rounds for 4 days before the tournament. Whether you want free professional tennis, celebrity sightings, a Honey Deuce (signature drink), long and competitive matches or to introduce your kids to tennis at Arthur Ashe Kids Day, there is something for every player level, age and budget at the US Open.
US Open Schedule and Tickets
US Open Ticket Options
- Ticketmaster – annual subscribers and package holders sell their tickets here. The annual subscribers have been upgrading their seats over 10-20 years and get first dibs on tickets long before the individual tickets go on sale to the public. This is a great selection and 100% verified. Red dots, generally better seats, are the subscriber tickets put back up for resale and the blue dots are the tickets sold on the individual ticket market. Usually on sale in April (On Sale Now).
- Ticketmaster – On Sale Dates: May 30, 2023 American Express pre-sale, June 5, 2023 individual tickets on sale to public.
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- Discounts: www.ticketmaster.com (see coupon codes) or www.usopen.org. Primary seller of all US Open tickets.
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- US Open Show Courts: Arthur Ashe Stadium (23,771 seats, retractable roof), Louis Armstrong Stadium (14,053 seats, retractable roof) and Grandstand Stadium (8,125). Plus, seating for 5 Practice Courts and 14 Field Courts.
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US Open Schedule and Tickets
Info (Pending 2023 Updates): The free US Open Qualifying Rounds (always a blast!) are back to 4 days in 2022 and open to the public, feature 128 men and 128 women competing for a spot in the Open’s main draws. They (will likely) take place Aug 22-26, 2023 with Arthur Ashe Kids day that Saturday. The Qualifying Rounds are a great time to get the best shopping merchandise, check out the grounds, catch the greats practicing and collect autographs.
The official US Open begins the following Monday (Aug 28, 2023). Many people will tell you to get a Grounds Pass, but the reason we don’t offer them here is we feel an Armstrong or Grandstand ticket is almost always a better deal. Often, they are even cheaper than grounds passes and will let you into a stadium with an assigned seat to watch tennis.
Which Are the Best US Open Tickets?
There are 4 types of tickets to the US Open: Arthur Ashe (Day and Night), Louis Armstrong (Day and Night), the Grandstand (day only), Grounds Pass (day only). Don’t assume Grounds Passes are the least money. Sometimes an Armstrong or Grandstand ticket is cheaper – I’ve even seen Ashe Promenade seats in the early rounds for less than Grounds Passes. Stadium pricing varies throughout the season based on demand and players, so always do your comparison shopping.
The following schedule and tickets available by our recommended ticket sellers is best viewed on a large screen. Red filler means no tickets are sold for those matches. The ticket options above the chart will take you directly to our recommended ticket sellers for each stadium and ticket type. It is always best to compare prices.
You may download a PDF of the chart here: US Open Schedule and Ticket Chart
Arthur Ashe Stadium Schedule
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A reserved ticket to Arthur Ashe Stadium provides an assigned seat in the main stadium along with first-come, first-served access to General Admission unreserved seating in Louis Armstrong Stadium, the Grandstand and all of the field courts. Ashe is a HUGE stadium, which often surprises a first-timer, who has paid over $100 to sit in a Promenade 300 section seat and feels like they are watching tennis from an airplane.
Promenade seats (both lower rows A-O and upper rows P-Z) are HIGH UP and you will be watching the tennis on the large screens. This is fine if your goal is to check US Open off your bucket list and be a part of super-charged and exciting atmosphere, but not enjoyable as a tennis fan who wants to be close to the action. If the latter is your goal, then spend your time and money on a Loge (100s) seat, or go earlier in the tournament to watch the action in the new Grandstand (it’s gorgeous!) or Louis Armstrong.
Louis Armstrong Stadium Schedule
A Courtside Reserved ticket to Armstrong provides an assigned seat in Louis Armstrong Stadium, along with first-come, first-served access to General Admission unreserved seating in the Grandstand and all of the field courts. Louis Armstrong tickets are sold for the first nine days of the US Open. Armstrong alone can compete with other tournaments. It’s a gorgeous new stadium with 14,053 seats and it’s own food court.
Grandstand Stadium Schedule
The Grandstand offers both Courtside Reserved Seating and General Admission (first-come, first-served for everyone else on the grounds, including those with tickets to Ashe, Armsrong and Grounds Passes). A reserved ticket to the GrandStand provides an assigned seat in the Grandstand Stadium, along with first-come, first-served access to all of the field courts. Grandstand tickets are sold for the first eight days of the US Open.
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US Open Hotel Picks
The US Open takes place in Flushing, Queens NYC, about 30 minutes outside of Manhattan and within 20 minutes of both LGA and JFK. Where you stay will depend on whether you want to stay in Manhattan and explore (stay by Penn Station or Grand Central Terminal), are flying in just for the US Open (stay in Queens) or are driving and need to park your car (stay at a hotel with a free US Open shuttle bus).
US Open Player Hotels NYC
Want a lobby sighting or VIP experience with some of the greatest players and coaches when they are off the courts in NYC? Djokovich and Federer are both known to stay completely private, although in 2017, Roger Federer treated us to a practice at the Central Park Tennis Center.
According to the NY Times, NYC hosts "543 of the world’s best tennis players from 64 countries," mostly in Midtown Manhattan, where you can easily go from Grand Central Station to the US Open by subway. Here are some known hotels and players who have stayed here in the past.
- Lotte New York Palace – Serena and Venus Williams, Nadal, Kyrgios, Bouchard (455 Madison Ave)
- Grand Hyatt New York – one of the partner hotels of the US Open and hosts a large portion of the main draw (109 E 42nd St)
- Thompson Central Park – this is one of the hotels where the black town cars, who are always in the know about what goes on NYC, gather in the morning during the tournament to take players to Flushing (Formerly Le Parker Meridien, 119 W 56th St)
- The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club – Herbert, Mahut. In 2018, they offered guests a “Quintessential U.S. Open tennis experience” with the “exclusive opportunity to meet with several of the players who will be staying at the hotel throughout the tournament, subject to availability," for the bargain rate of $1,995 (101 W 57th St)
- The Pierre – Wawrinka & Muguruza (2 E 61st St)
- The Tuscany – Querrey (120 East 39th St) – being converted in late 2022 to short term rentals
- The Kitano Hotel – Nishikori and Osaka have stayed here, since it’s the only luxury Japanese hotel in NYC. (66 Park Ave)
- The Knickerbocker – Lopez, Bautista Agut (Times Square)
- InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel – (111 E 48th St) – Official US Open partner hotel, where players and their teams are encouraged to stay
- The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection – (511 Lexington Ave @ E 48th St) – Official US Open partner hotel, where players and their teams are encouraged to stay
- New York Marriott East Side – (525 Lexington Avenue @ 49th St)
- The Benjamin – (125 E 50th St)
- Conrad New York Midtown – (151 W 54th St)
Queens Hotels Near the US Open with Shuttles to the NTC
As the US Open is so close to LGA (LaGuardia Airport), the majority of nearby hotels are fairly no frills, but reasonably priced and most provide free transportation to the NTC. Great hotel choices:
- Fairfield Inn New York LaGuardia
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott
- Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia Airport
- Marco LaGuardia Hotel by Lexington
- The Parc Hotel
Also check our detailed LaGuardia LGA Airport Guide and JFK Airport Guide, which highlight all hotels with free airport shuttles, Stay & Fly Free Parking, taxi and shuttle costs and more.
Hotels Near the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Hotels Near Penn Station
Penn Station is about a 25 minute LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) ride to the NTC. The LIRR is slightly more expensive than the subway, but gets you there in about half the time. Staying near Penn Station also means next to Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building, in the Garment District and within 20 minutes of anywhere in Manhattan. Choices include:
- Pendry Manhattan West – new in 2021, beautiful rooms
- Hilton New York Fashion District – great rooftop with amazing views
- The Hub Hotel NY Times Square – new in late 2019, crazy low rates under $150 night
- Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Penn Station
- Stewart Hotel
- Hampton Inn Madison Square Garden
- Holiday Inn Express Chelsea
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Queens Hotels Walking Distance to the National Tennis Center
This hotel is now closed. I recommend checking in to the Corona Hotel New York – LaGuardia Airport which is a very similar hotel and also walking distance to the NTC and Citi Field.
There are very few hotels within a 15 minute walk to the National Tennis Center (and Citi Field), but this Best Western Plus is one of them. I actually stayed here to test it out, and it was fabulous, except for one very important note. It is less than a 10 minute walk to the NTC (you have to walk about 10 minutes from the subway or a taxi anyway), near a quintessential Italian restaurant in Queens, Parkside, and has free parking, free shuttle and breakfast!
The catch? It is underneath an above ground subway, which runs every 10-15 minutes and you both feel and hear it. If that’s a sleep issue for you – this is not your kind of place. Keep reading for other choices. If the noise is not an issue, you cannot do better than this Best Western Plus.
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US Open Provisional Schedule
Qualifiers – Tues to Fri the Week Before the US Open (Aug 22-26, 2023 )
- Free to attend. Sessions start at 11am and play is on ALL Courts. The top seeds will be practicing on the show courts as well as the practice courts, and the entire grounds offer first come first serve seating.
- My Tennis Meet Up Group in NYC goes every year on the last Friday. Please feel free to join us at BKMN Tennis Meetup and say Melissa referred you to the group.
- See the full US Open Fan Week Schedule and make sure to register for a US Open Fan Access Pass, so you can reserve a spot in the Grandstand, where they will showcase premier practices, accompanied by a host and DJ for the day.
Arthur Ashe Kids Day – Saturday before the US Open
Practice Sunday – Sunday before the US Open
- Free to attend, no scheduled matches, however most of the players, including the top seeds, practice and play all over the grounds and show courts.
US Open Week 1 Schedule, Sessions 1-14, August 28-Sept 3
Daily at 11am and 7pm. Arthur Ashe Stadium matches begin at 12:00pm. Day sessions tickets available for Ashe, Armstrong, Grandstand and Grounds Passes. Evening session tickets sold for Ashe and Armstrong only.
- Mon – Men’s & Women’s R1, Sessions 1 & 2
- Tues – Men’s & Women’s R1, Sessions 3 & 4
- Wed – Men’s & Women’s R2,Sessions 5 & 6
- Thurs – Men’s & Women’s R2, Sessions 7 & 8
- Fri – Men’s & Women’s R3, Sessions 9 & 10
- Sat – Men’s & Women’s R3, Sessions 11 & 12
- Sun – Men’s & Women’s Round of 16, Sessions 13 & 14
US Open Week 2 Schedule, Sessions 15-25, Sept 4-10
Mon through Wed at 11am and 7pm. Remainder of schedule varies as below.
- Mon – Men’s & Women’s
Round of 16, Sessions 15 & 16 – Labor Day – Last day of Grandstand and Grounds Admission Tickets
- Tues – Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals, Sessions 17 & 18 – Last Day of Armstrong Tickets
- Wed – Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals, Sessions 19 & 20, Ashe Tickets Only
- Pending in 2023 (was not held in 2022) – Thurs Day – Community Day offers Free 11am daytime admission for men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles, junior singles and doubles, quads and doubles divisions of the wheelchair competition, and many of the top seeds on the practice courts.
- Thurs Day – Women’s Semifinals at 12 pm on Ashe, Session 21
- Fri – Men’s Semifinals @ 12pm & 7pm, Sessions 22 & 23
- Sat – Mixed Doubles Final @ 12, Women’s Final @ 4pm, Session 23
- Sun – Women’s Doubles Final @ 1, Men’s Final @ 4pm, Session 24
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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadow – Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368
US Open Show Courts: Arthur Ashe Stadium (23,771 seats, retractable roof, no rainouts!), Louis Armstrong Stadium (14,053 seats) and Grandstand Stadium (8,125). Plus, seating for 5 Practice Courts and 14 Field Courts.
Arthur Ashe Stadium Seating Map
During a day session, please consider a shaded section. It can be brutally hot and blinding, though the new roof does provide more shade than in the past. The shady sections at Ashe tend to be on the West and South sides since the sun starts on the South side (shining on the North side) and moves towards the West (shining on the East Side) of the stadium. Sections 116-107 (same for 216-207) are directly in the Sun, but 316-307 are shaded because of the retractable roof. For the shade, look at sections 301-328 (Upper Promenade) below and then move down for those looking for Lower Promenade, Loge or better seats.
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US Open Flight Info
The US Open takes place in Flushing, Queens NYC, about 30 minutes outside of Manhattan and within 20 minutes of both LGA and JFK.
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NYC Popular Activities & Things to Do
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Prior US Open Dates
- Aug 29-Sept 11, 2022
- Aug 30-Sept 12, 2021
- Aug 31-Sept 13, 2020
Are the qualifying rounds open to the public this year?
Hi Luisa – you must have caught me just as I was updating the page! No, unfortunately, the Quallies are closed to the public this year and there will be no Arthur Ashe Kid’s or Practice Days.
Hi, another question:
Is the free day on Thursday, Sept 9, still on for 2021?
We seem to have gotten conflicting information in regards to this. Thank you
Hi Alan – I am still trying to get confirmation. There are no tix for sale for the day session, and there is play scheduled, so my guess is the answer is yes. There is nothing on the US Open site about Community Day, so I’ve put in a call to my contact.
Hi Alan – just heard back from my USTA contact. Sadly, there will be no Community Day this year.
And now a different contact is telling me there IS Community Day tomorrow. One works at the USTA (he says no) and the other is volunteering at the event (and has to work on Community Day).
Once the tournament states, do you know if the practice courts/schedule is only during the day or if they have night practice sessions?
Hi Matt: The US Open has never had night practice sessions in the past. Fan week is completely daytime, unless some matches run over.