US Open tickets info- Grounds Passes

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  1. i am a tennis freak

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    Hello,
    I went to my first Us Open last year and had AAshe tickets. I seem to remember that during the first few days that no one looked at our tickets when we entered for the day matches in the Ashe stadium...................Can one buy grounds passes and still go into Ashe during the day....Maybe the first 3-4 days or so...............
     
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  2. Phil

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    I think you can for all or most of the first week. The day pass includes entry to Ashe Stadium, so no one's checking at the entrance. Of course, they will check your seat, so be crafty when you sneak down into the unused seats-or, as I've done in past US Opens, slip the usher a 10 spot.
     
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  3. EasternRocks

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    just wondering, how much is 1 gorundz passes for Day 1 at the open
     
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    50 bucks plus processing fees if you purchase thru ticketmaster.
     
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  5. dubsplayer

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    How can they be $50? That is the cheapest ticket price for an Ashe ticket. I think they are cheaper - maybe $40
     
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  6. stormholloway

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    I was thinking of hitting the Ashe stadium night session. Should I just get a grounds pass instead or play it safe? Or, does a Ashe ticket also get me entry during the day to the grounds?
     
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  7. stormholloway

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    I guess what I'm asking is the opposite. If I get Ashe tickets, do I also get to hang out on the grounds all day if I come early? Or do I have to wait until Ashe opens... I guess you can't get to Ashe without getting on the grounds first right?

    I'm a US Open virgin obviously.
     
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  8. stormholloway

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    What are the different types of Day Session tickets?
    There are three different types of Day Session tickets. They are as follows:

    * Arthur Ashe Stadium - Provides an assigned seat in the main stadium, along with first-come, first-served access to Louis Armstrong Stadium, the Grandstand and all of the field courts.

    Nevermind.
     
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  9. dubsplayer

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    Do you mean an Ashe ticket only for the night session? I think that you can't get onto the grounds until 5pm (4pm at the earliest) with a night session ticket. Once you are let in you can go to any of the day session matches still going on - you just can't get into Ashe.

    You can't get into Ashe at any time - day or night unless you have an Ashe ticket for that session. Unless you sneak in - which from what I hear is easier during day sessions the first week then night sessions ( especially night sessions the second week. )
     
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  10. evw

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    how early to get grounds pass

    as with others I just found out that once the Open starts you can't by grounds passes any other way than at the Open the day you want to attend.

    Anybody know how early we need to get there to assure we get tickets? Looks like the last couple of days have sold out.
     
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    $45 per day for grounds passes
     
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    I was just on ticketmaster and it said there are no tickets for sale for the Friday day session at Ashe, but this doesn't sound right to me.

    The US Open is starting to **** me off. I took a train over there to buy a ticket for Ashe and they said everything was sold out. I go home to see all of the upper deck empty for the Nadal match. Absolute garbage.
     
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  13. dubsplayer

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    Just because it is half empty doesn't mean the people aren't there just that they aren't watching any of the matches in Ashe. That stadium sucks for tennis so anyone with half a brain just skips going to matches in there. Besides being so high up the players look like ants, the stadium is so huge it just sucks all the energy right out of it. Especially for a day match.
     
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    Well these people shouldn't be allowed to buy these tickets if they aren't going to go. They know those seats are high up. If they don't want to see those matches they should leave the tickets for those who do.
     
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  15. dubsplayer

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    Tough ****. You could have ordered your ticket when the rest of us did - months ago. Is no one's fault but your own you can't get one now.
     
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  16. stormholloway

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    I did order tickets. I'm going to the semis and final. Don't talk to me like I don't understand the concept of planning ahead, but there is such a thing as improvisation, though your vacuous existence may not be able to comprehend such spontaneous living.

    Say all you want. The bottom line is that the seats are empty. You idiots buy tickets and don't go. That's called a "waste". Frankly, it's your tough **** because you're wasting your money.
     
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    I'm wondering what are the chances of getting grounds passes if I showed up on Saturday or Sunday.
     
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    So so. You might have a chance of getting something on Armstrong which would give you access. I spent all day there and bought a grounds pass for tomorrow and managed to snag a sweet ticket for Saturday night at Ashe. That should be Federer v. Isner.

    I saw a ton of good tennis today. What I don't like is that they tell you it's sold out but when you ignore them and go to the ticket windows there's always something.
     
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  19. dubsplayer

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    I call BS - I don't for a minute believe if you bought a ticket you would be in Ashe the whole day watching matches. You'd be where everyone else is during the early rounds watching better matches on the outer courts.
     
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  20. stormholloway

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    Right, but if the upper deck is empty in Ashe, then they shouldn't call grounds passes "sold out" for the day. They could have sold me a grounds pass and I could've gone to see Nadal play for instance, which turned out to be a pretty good match.
     
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    And one more thing, I have no choice but to show up the day of and try to get a grounds pass because ticketmaster isn't allowing purchases for some reason.
     
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  22. dubsplayer

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    The upper deck being "empty" and the number of ground passes they sell have nothing to do with each other. And since you can't get into Ashe (theoretically) with a grounds pass you wouldn't have been able to get in to see Rafa anyway.

    Frankly, it pisses me off more that the people (corporations) with the courtside boxes and good seats below the lux boxes never show up during the day and leave by 11p at night and they don't let (very often anyway) nose bleed ticket holders move down.

    I also don't think it's fair of you to blame people who have no choice when buying tickets (since 3/4 of the good Ashe seats are not for sale ever) for choosing not to sit and watch players who look no bigger then ants when they can go to any other court and be 100000 closer to the action.
     
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  23. dubsplayer

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    Boo-hoo. Once the tourney starts you have to buy them on site. You should be thankful you can do that fairly easily at the Open. At Wimby you have to queue either over night or from very early in the morning (I go at 4am) to have a chance to buy a grounds pass .
     
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  24. Forehand Forever

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    ha I had seats in the nosebleeds yesterday and I snuck down courtside about 6 rows from the court. Didn't even have to pay the usher. Smooth as a fox baby.
     
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    I have tickets for Ashe Stadium night session on Sunday 9/2. I will get to the center early that day, around 1pm and try to buy a grounds pass also. If I can't get a grounds pass, will I somehow be able to get in using my Ashe ticket?
     
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  26. dubsplayer

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    I'm pretty sure you can't get onto the grounds with an evening session ticket until either 4pm or 5pm.
     
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