US Open Ground Pass

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  1. Pinkskunk

    Pinkskunk Rookie

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    Hi there

    What is the differences between a Ground pass ticket and a Luise Armstrong ticket?

    i thought if i have the ground pass i can access Louise Armstrong stadium, if so why are there tickets specifically said for Armstrong stadium?

    thanks for your help.
     
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  2. West Coast Ace

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    ^^^^^ Correct. The lower section of Armstrong is assigned. With its decreased size Armstrong is great for viewing from just about all seats - but get there early if there are strong matches scheduled...
     
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  3. SalvadorVeiga

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    What about the difference between Arthur Ashe Day session and Night Session?

    Does the night session also incorporate access during the day or afternoon?

    I'm going to be in US for the next 3 weeks and I just remembered US Open was going on so I thought of taking advantage of the opportunity ...
     
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  4. SalvadorVeiga

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    What do you recommend?

    A ticket just for Night Session and being limited to just 2-3 matches but being in one of the most mythical tennis sessions (US Open night sessions) or a Day Session ticket?
     
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  5. jman32

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    there are 2 good ways to see a match in AA. buy very expensive seats in or below the lux boxes or see an epic match where the crowd is really into it.

    for regular seats(above lux box), AAS is overrated. the space on the court coupled with the press area and the lux boxes make it very difficult to enjoy a match. you feel like you are away from the action. there are several smaller venues that are great and close to the action: Armstrong, Grandstand and ct17.

    many like the tiny courts where you are so close you really feel the speed of the game.

    if you are planning on going to AA in the early rounds, be prepared to be disappointed.
     
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  6. SalvadorVeiga

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    Why is that?

    (So apart from this it's better to disregard the AAS and focus on the other ones where you're much closer to the action? )
     
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  7. beast of mallorca

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    Will go to flushing meadows this friday, and already have a ticket. No tickets for saturday though, and ground pass costs $105 if ordered in the internet. Will it be cheaper if you buy it in the Stadium itself ?
    or should I buy tickets now.
    Appreciate an answer. Thanks.
     
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  8. JoelDali

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    Always buy an Ashe seat for day. Don't bother with a grounds pass. Get an Ashe seat for $50 less for day session.

    Ashe ticket = grounds pass. You aren't forced to sit in Ashe all day.

    Stubhub is GOAT.
     
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  9. beast of mallorca

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    So you're saying that we buy the cheapest Ashe seat and that will serve as our ground pass ?

    Thanks in advance for the answer Man.
     
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  10. JoelDali

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    Correct.

    NO ASHE PASS IS NEEDED DURING THE DAY UNLESS YOU WANT TO NOSEBLEED IN THE SUN FOR 6 HRS.
     
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  11. beast of mallorca

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    Best seats to avoid the sun in Arthur ashe and Loius Armstrong stadiums ?

    Thank you again
     
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  12. tyu1314

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    Havent been to arthur ashe, but i have been to the qualify everyday for the entire week.There are no courside seats that have shade.Certain sections at certain time can avoid the sun.
     
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  13. Pickle9

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    In Armstrong, the seats under the south scoreboard, aka only shade in armstrong, are reserved and the ushers will block you unless you're really lucky.
     
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  14. zapvor

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    so whos going tomorrow
     
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  15. JoelDali

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    I'm here now and I just saw Tipsy snorting Cortex in the underground hallway beneath Armstrong. Really weird.
     
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  16. nn

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    do they allow backpacks or small bags with food?
     
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  17. JoelDali

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    Yes. But you have to wait in 4 hour line to get it checked. Don't bring bags of any kind. Bring your wallet, a GHOAT, and nothing else.
     
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  18. ilovetennis212

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    No backpacks are allowed.
     
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  19. ebnozn

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    Yep - skip the small bags / purses - there are separate lines for people without bags.

    From my USTA US Open Corporate Hospitality flyer, page 2, Security Procedures:
    "6. Speed lines for those fans without bags will be available at all gates."

    Also, from what I read about today's session, lines were brutal

    USTA working on issues with entry
     
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  20. top__spin

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    I have a couple of questions too:
    For this Saturday, Aug 31st, I have tickets for the night session at AA.

    1. Can I get into the grounds in the morning session with my AA Night session ticket? Please advise.

    2. When do the day session matches finish? I might be reaching there at around noon or 1 pm on Saturday. Wondering if it's worth it to buy the grounds pass if the day session matches finish off by 3/4 pm.

    3. Can I buy grounds pass or Ashe pass upon reaching there? Hope it's cheaper than online ($100+).

    Thanks!
     
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  21. ollinger

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    Your night ticket only gets you in at night. If the day session in Ashe runs long, you'll be herded outside the gate until it ends. Days sessions matches can sometimes run into overlapping with night matches. Whether you can buy a grounds pass or Ashe ticket when you get there depends on whether they've sold out, which may or may not happen.
     
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  22. ilovetennis212

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    Night session tickets get you in from 4pm
     
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  23. top__spin

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    Thanks for the info!

    I will get there a little before 4 pm so I can try to enter the night session at 4 hopefully.

    Also, hoping to buy Sunday's grounds pass on Saturday. Hope they won't be sold out!
     
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  24. dman72

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    Do not bring a bag. You'll get in in no time. Bring a bag, wait a long time.

    We were also allowed to bring plastic bottled water in, and I think if you have a sandwich or something that is out and visible, you can walk right in.

    The food service at the Tennis Center is ABYSMAL, AWFUL, incredibly slow and overpriced. We waited 30 minutes to get a hamburger. People were getting really frustrated. Eat a big breakfast before going, and maybe take a quick run outside to the push cart vendors (get stamped for re-entry) in the park to get some cheap food...it may take 20 minutes, but that's not as long you'll wait online inside the center at the main food mall.
     
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  25. NMTennis

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    heard that on monday the lines were over an hour to get in due to the metal detectors? Still the same now? Heading over on saturday for the day session, what time should I plan on getting there? Thanks....
     
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