US Open is one of the biggest tennis events of the year, and a bucket-list item for many tennis fans. Our experts at TicketCity have attended the event many times and here’s their guide for what to expect at the 2022 US Open Tennis Tournament.
Reposted from US Open Tennis 2022 Schedule & Event Guide
The 2022 US Open Tennis Tournament is the 142nd edition of the legendary tennis tournament held just outside Manhattan in Queens, New York. Demand for the 2022 Open is already shaping to be as strong as any tourney in recent memory, as more tennis fans want to be in NYC for this legendary event.
Fans who attend will be treated to two weeks of elite tennis competition at one of the best sports venues in the world, Arthur Ashe Stadium. Whether you have attended in the past, or this is your first-time at the Open, you will undoubtedly have questions regarding what to expect when you get to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Our goal is to provide you here with much of that knowledge you need to truly enjoy this event.
2022 US Open Tennis Tournament Schedule:
- US Open Tennis Tournament on August 29, 2022
- Session 1: Men’s & Women’s 1st Round – 11 AM
- Session 2: Men’s & Women’s 1st Round – 7 PM
- US Open Tennis Tourney on August 30, 2022
- Session 3: Men’s & Women’s 1st Round – 11 AM
- Session 4: Men’s & Women’s 1st Round – 7 PM
- US Open Tournament on August 31, 2022
- Session 5: Men’s & Women’s 2nd Round – 11 AM
- Session 6: Men’s & Women’s 2nd Round – 7 PM
- US Open Tennis Tourney on September 1, 2022
- Session 7: Men’s & Women’s 2nd Round – 11 AM
- Session 8: Men’s & Women’s 2nd Round – 7 PM
- US Open Tennis on September 2, 2022
- Session 9: Men’s & Women’s 3rd Round – 11 AM
- Session 10: Men’s & Women’s 3rd Round – 7 PM
- US Open Tennis on September 3, 2022
- Session 11: Men’s & Women’s 3rd Round – 11 AM
- Session 12: Men’s & Women’s 3rd Round – 7 PM
- US Open Tennis on September 4, 2022
- Session 13: Men’s & Women’s Round 16 – 11 AM
- Session 14: Men’s & Women’s Round 16 – 7 PM
- US Open Tennis on September 5, 2022
- Session 15: Men’s & Women’s Round 16 – 11 AM
- Session 16: Men’s & Women’s Round 16 – 7 PM
- US Open Tennis on September 6, 2022
- Session 17: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals – 11 AM
- Session 18: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals – 7 PM
- US Open Tennis Tourney on September 7, 2022
- Session 19: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals – 11 AM
- Session 20: Men’s & Women’s Quarterfinals – 7 PM
- US Open Tennis on September 8, 2022
- Session 21: Women’s Semifinals – 7 PM
- US Open Tournament on September 9, 2022
- US Open Tennis on September 10, 2022
- Session 24: Women’s Final & Men’s Doubles Final – 12 PM
- US Open Tennis Tournament on September 11, 2022
- Session 25: Men’s Final & Women’s Doubles Final – 12 PM
2022 US Open Tennis Courts:
There are 22 courts at the USTA National Tennis Center, but the primary courts for the US Open tournament are Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and The Grandstand. The main court (Court 1) is located inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, which seats approximately 23,500 tennis fans. The tournament is played on a hard-court surface and there is a retractable roof to keep rain from disrupting the top matches. Louis Armstrong houses Court 2, while Court 3 is located inside The Grandstand.
The tournament includes 25 sessions over the two weeks of the tournament, and each session requires a separate ticket. There are many days where there is both a Day Session and Night Session, which again each require a separate ticket to attend.
Arthur Ashe Stadium:
Courtside Boxes at Arthur Ashe Stadium:
Courtside boxes seats get you close to the action. They include sections 1-67 and the rows on the side start with row AA, then go from row A to row H with each letter having two rows because they are a box. There are fewer rows behind the server, which generally start with row E.
Courtside boxes typically four seats in front and four seats directly behind those, although there are some boxes with more or less seats. The common method of seating in a box is piggy back seating where you are sitting in-front of (or behind) the person you attend with. Courtside seats are some of the most desirable seats at Arthur Ashe Stadium and where the celebrities in attendance will be sitting.
Check out other Arthur Ashe Stadium Tips at TicketCity’s US Open Guide.
Louis Armstrong Stadium:
There are two levels of seats to this 14,000 seat stadium: a lower level of reserved seats that are ticketed in advance and an upper level of general admission seats that are filled on a first-come first-served basis.
Like Arthur Ashe, the south and west sides of Louis Armstrong will be shaded first during day sessions. This includes sections 1-7 and 17-18. Higher rows will also be shaded first due to the roof.
2022 US Open Tennis FAQs:
How do I use mobile tickets at the US Open?
We have put together a step-by-step guide to using mobile tickets at the US Open. Click here to read how to use mobile tickets at US Open.
What are US Open grounds passes?
Grounds passes are made available for certain sessions of the US Open tournament. Grounds passes allow access to all of the side courts, as well as, the upper-level general admission seats at Louis Armstrong Stadium and the Grandstand courts. Grounds passes do not provide access to any matches at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Is a separate ticket required to see matches at Louis Armstrong Stadium?
The reserved seats in the lower-level of Louis Armstrong Stadium do require a reserved seat, which you can purchase here. The upper-level of Louis Armstrong Stadium is general admission, and available for any fan with a grounds pass or a ticket from Arthur Ashe Stadium.
What is the best way to get to the tennis center?
The US Open is played on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, which is located in the New York City borough of Queens. Driving yourself or using a car services are two of hte most popular options with our customers who attend the Open. Parking is limited at the National Tennis Center, so we recommend you pre-purchase US Open parking pass if you plan to drive, then you must factor in plenty of time for traffic getting out to Queens.
Another way to get to the Open from Manhattan is to either take the #7 subway train or the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The #7 Flushing-bound train lets off at the Mets-Willet Point station, which is a short walk from US Open. The LIRR is more expensive, but more comfortable and direct trip that leaves from Penn Station.
Check out other US Open Tennis FAQ’s at TicketCity’s US Open Guide.
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