2013 USOpen Tickets

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  1. seleswannabe

    seleswannabe Rookie

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    Has anyone here ever purchased Open tickets thru a reseller? Looking for court side seats for opening night and I'm a bit hesitant to buy thru these sites. I actually see some pretty good tickets for a decent price (under $300), so I'm a little tempted.

    Are there really any other options for a single session court side?
     
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  2. karim198

    karim198 New User

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    There are some good sites over the internet but most are scams.
    Personally, I would suggest you to use **** or seatwave.com. However, if you are using ****, you should wait until 45 days before the match so that you are able to open a dispuite if there nis a problem. On the other hand, there is no problem with seatwave. this site won't pay the seller until the event has took place. Actually, I am using it to sell some extra french open tickets I have.
     
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  3. gavna

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    Honestly - court side for opening night for under $300 is setting off the BS meter in a huge way.

    We have bought and hold series tickets (block of 12) court side box and pay more than that.
     
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  4. gavna

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    The BEST way is use the USTA resale site - I think it's called TicketNow or TicketsNow and its like he VIAGOGO site at the French - it's the only way (supposed to be at least) series tkt holders are to resell their unused seats.

    I do know folks near us have said they sold their single seats for well OVER $1000 for prime matches even the first week.....check out he US Open link at USTA.
     
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  5. Tom Milan

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    I am thinking of visiting the US Open this year or maybe 2014. I am a newby here, and I am wondering, is it possible to buy tickets for the first week, lets say, from monday till monday? I suppose that I have to buy tickets for day sessions and evening sessions for the whole week?
     
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  6. gavna

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    You have a bunch of options - yes they have packages - if you checkout the USO site or the USTA site and follow the links you will see the different packages - or of course you can get individual day/night sessions for whatever days you will like.
     
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    Hey gavna. I'm interested as well in US Open tickets and I actually wanted to buy a package since I'm visiting NY mostly to watch US Open.

    In USO/USTA site, they are only taking deposits on mini plans and they are only for promenade seats.

    I'm wondering where can I buy tickets for seats closer to the court. If anyone could suggest a reliable way to buy them, I'd really appreciate it.
     
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  8. gavna

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    Those close in seats that are near the court are "season" ticket holders and corporate seating - many are also reserved for the various tours that offer full packages - those can run you at the least $1000+ per session - i know folks who have bought a 5 day package from a certain tour group and paid $6000+ for seats right behind the players. USTA in fact holds back a certain number of prime seats for corporate demands and VIPs - one reason you see so many empty seats courtside unless its a top top player.

    It's a tough issue but just buy the best seats you can now - and on courts like 17 and the grandstand and even Armstrong you can get right down there courtside.

    I would never trust google or resale sites outside the USTA one as I know folks in years past have been scammed and scammed badly.
     
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    Thank you very much for the explanation gavna.

    Here is the map for Arthur Ashe.
    Even lodge seats are "reserved" seats?

    Because, if I'm not mistaken, the best seats I can get from USTA website right now are lower promenade.
     
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  11. gavna

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    Correct - you cannot get Loge, Courtside straight off the website, season and corporate have them. You can get a luxury suite (I think a few are still unsold) those start at $50,000+ and that does not included the catering you must also purchase........
     
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  12. Harry_Wild

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    Here is away to get the best seat in the house and get in free too! Have one of the players invite you to watch their match - you are the guest of the player - you sit with their entourage - friends, coaches, family. Best seat in the house; better even then the VIP celebrity seats.

    Of course; your odds are not good unless you were a childhood friend; their agent or an individual sponsor? Not talking about corporate sponsors - they have their own seats.
     
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    This had better be for a very special girl or very special client. I say this because it can't be for the tennis. Opening night at the USO is like watching a root canal --- lots of squirming and grimaces from a victim who's unable to speak, usually a qualifier lucky enough to face the first or second seed. I certainly enjoy the USO but some of those first round matches are not enough to take me away from watching "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives."
     
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  14. seleswannabe

    seleswannabe Rookie

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    Good info, thank you. Glad I used my better judgement. I will wait until tickets move to the USTA resale site.
     
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