US Open Tickets - Grounds Admission vs. Ashe first week?

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  1. AdamCapriola

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    I'm on Ticketmaster right now looking at prices, and for the first week it looks like some Arthur Ashe night tickets are cheaper than buying Ground Admission tickets.

    My question is does getting an Ashe night ticket give you access to the grounds during the day, or will they only let you in after a certain time? It looks too good to be true that those tickets would be cheaper than Ground Admission unless there was some catch...
     
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  2. El Diablo

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    An Ashe night ticket only gets you into Ashe, and only at night (to see, in week one, lopsided and generally non-competitive matches).
     
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  3. HellBunni

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    that's not true.

    any stadium tickets will get you in the grounds.
    any grounds tickets can you get into the 2 smaller stadiums (but seats are limited and first come first serve).

    now day session tickets ofc will only get you in during the day
    and night session tickets only let you in for night session.

    ashe is huge, the cheap tickets are gonna be way back, meaning you'll need binoculars (literally).

    for first week, I recommend ground pass, as you see much more action and up close.
     
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  4. mary fierce

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    ^^ well, sure, a night Ashe ticket will get you onto the grounds -- but only at night when nothing is happening there.
     
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    Okay, this is confusing me.
    You can have a ticket for the Ashe night session but if you come early, they won't let you on the rest of the grounds for the rest of the day ...?

    :shock:
     
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  6. JoelDali

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    If you are not going for Ashe at night then buy the cheapest seat you can find whether it's Ashe, Armstrong or grounds. Any of these will get you in anywhere during the day. They don't check tickets in cheap seats during the day. And you can move down in Armstrong or Ashe during the day during cheesy non GOATy matches.
     
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  7. TimeToPlaySets

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    Why are nighttime Ashe tickets SO much cheaper ($20) than daytime GA tickets? ($60)

    I prefer to watch unknowns playing on side courts where I can basically watch from the first row of bleachers. Basically, I want the opposite of the stadium experience where I am in the 50th row. I'd rather watch unknowns from spitting distance, as pro tennis is pro tennis, and I want to learn from the pros by watching close up. To truly get a feel for the pace of the ball, etc.

    It sounds like I should buy an Ashe DAYTIME ticket, right? And just not to to Ashe stadium, and stay on the outside grounds. Right?
     
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  8. TimeToPlaySets

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    Is it safe to say that for a tennis player, he will get a lot more out of seeing 11am side matches of unknowns vs. sitting in that idiotic huge stadium with binoculars ?
     
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    I believe the night session tickets only let you in at 4 pm. If you buy a day session ticket, you can stay there all day long, but you cannot get into Ashe after 6 pm. I went to the USO in 2005, bought day session grounds passes for the first three days, saw plenty of matches and practices on the outside courts, stayed until I was too tired, cold, or hungry to stay any longer each night. Never went into Ashe, if I was really interested I would watch that match on a big screen somewhere.
     
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  10. TimeToPlaySets

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    I bought 2 tickets for Monday session 1. $70/ea. with fees. What time should I get there? I want decent seats close to the action (on the outside courts)

    Do you think prices for tomorrow's day drop tonight, or get sold out?
     
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    Really? Think it through. If you paid for the Day Session would you like (potentially) a lot of extra people clogging the grounds?

    I believe this is the same at the AO - at least was when I was there - two separate tickets and a limit to the number of people on the grounds at any given time.
     
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    session 1 is day ticket, right? get there by 10:30, you will be ok.
     
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  13. TimeToPlaySets

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    After 1 hour of play, it was rained out today, and I left, but this was an great event anyway. Any tennis fan should make a point to see something like this. Go early, watch them warm up. I stayed on the side courts, and was basically sitting ON the court. This was a better view than trying to watch a local high school match. No joke.

    The general admissions tickets were selling for more than the Ashe tickets, so I got that for $60. I didn't go into the stadium.

    I got there at 9:30. No traffic. 10am gates open. 11am start.

    If you don't bring a bag, you can walk right in. No line if you don't have a bag/purse. I wore cargo shorts. Pockets stuffed with sunblock, sunglasses, snacks, umbrella, and cell phone.
     
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  14. TimeToPlaySets

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    Last year, I got cheap session 1 Ashe tickets for $60 and loved watching outer court matches.
    I don't even know if this price was above face, face, or below face....
    What is usually face value for general admission or a cheap Ashe ticket?

    For this year, I am wondering if I should use my USTA early discount
    or just scalp something in Stubhub the day before (giving me some flexibility and weather planning)
    I am leaning to just buying another last minute Ashe ticket for $60, like I did last year.

    Also, anyone know why ground passes cost more than Ashe tickets, when being resold on Stubhub?
     
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  15. TimeToPlaySets

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    It's that time of year.
    What dates do the free qualifiers run?
     
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    The 2013 US OPEN is here at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center!

    US Open Qualifying Tournament—Tuesday, Aug. 20, through Friday, Aug. 23

    The US Open Qualifying Tournament will be held from Tuesday, Aug. 20, through Friday, Aug. 23. The gates open at 10 a.m. and admission is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.

    Arthur Ashe Kids' Day—Saturday, Aug. 24
    Check Arthur Ashe Kids' Day Schedule of Events.

    US Open Practice —Sunday, Aug. 25 (Free Admission)

    The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center gates will open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday,
    Aug. 25, so come and see your favorite players up close as they practice for the US Open.
     
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