Know as the “most exciting two weeks in tennis,” the U.S. Open is the oldest tennis championship in the world. It is also the fourth tennis major in the annual Grand Slam, following the Australia Open, French Open and Wimbledon. It begins the last Monday in August. In 2016, the championship runs from August 29 to September 11 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Theater in Queens, New York. Labor Day is September 5, 2016, making New York the perfect place to fly to in a private jet.
What’s New in 2016?
- The Arthur Ashe Stadium roof is complete and operational
- The debut of the new Grandstand stadium
- The south campus is larger
- Widened walkways connect the new Grandstand stadium to Court 17
- The rebuilding of 10 field courts
Act fast because the USTA member advance ticket sale for the 2016 championship begins May 24 at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Members have the first opportunity to purchase tickets.
American Express Early On Sale tickets are available starting May 30, 2016.
General ticket sales begin June 6, 2016.
Learn more about ticket sales here.
A Better Way to See the U.S. Open
The ultimate way to attend the U.S. Open is with a hospitality package, as they provide an unforgettable experience that includes great food and choice seats.
One of the best packages for smaller groups is the Premium Seat Package. It includes a complimentary lunch or dinner buffet, exclusive access to the hospitality area in Chase Center and reserved courtside seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium. For both lunch and dinner buffets with a beverage bar, access to the Hospitality Pavilion, and reserved loge tickets in Arthur Ashe Stadium, choose the Loge Plus Hospitality package.
Packages are also available for groups of 20 or more.
Dining at the U.S. Open
Outside food and drinks (unless they’re necessary for medical or dietary purposes, or for infants) are not allowed at the U.S. Open. The good news is that the venue has some of the greatest stadium food in the world. After all, you are in New York. Good food is expected.
The best restaurants are Champions Bar & Grill and Aces, located between gates 3 and 4. It is a good idea to make reservations, which you can do starting August 3, 2016. To get into the prime dining rooms, you must purchase restaurant passes or be a Promenade or Loge Subscription Series ticket holder.
Aces is a casual yet elegant restaurant that specializes in seafood. In addition to classic favorites, you’ll find sushi prepared by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
Champion Bar & Grill has clubhouse atmosphere with wood and leather accents. Dine on premium stakes, fresh seafood and fabulous salads prepared by celebrity chef David Burke. The dining room is filled with TVs, so you won’t miss a moment of any game.
The U.S. Open Club is another great choice available to Subscription Series ticket holders and Silver Log Box seat holders. The restaurant is best known for its Chef’s Table and seasonal American cuisine. Access to the U.S. Open Club requires restaurant passes.