What’s free and cheap
If you want to attend the qualifying tournament – one of the most lucrative tournaments in America and the fan week, which runs from August 19 to 23, it costs nothing. The winners of the qualifying tournament will move on to the main draw with the total prize money worth USD 3.6 million. The Fan Week also includes open practices with “legends” matches and series of evening concert.
However, if you want to attend the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on August 24, you must pay from USD 25 for entry tickets and USD 45 for opening-night tickets and some other early-round evening session tickets will cost around USD 40.
Must try food
There are numerous of on-site restaurants and food vendors around the grounds and within Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and the Grandstand where the U.S Open takes place. You have unlimited of choices from luxury Aces wine and sushi bar to casual Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, you can also choose a glatt kosher cart or chicken sandwiches from David Chang’s Fuku and so much more. But remember to hit those street vendors before getting into the court as outside food is not allowed on the tennis center premises.
What to bring and not to bring
It’s outdoor tournament, so of course, you need a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses when attending a day session, if you don’t want to get sunburn.
Like any other Grand Slam, the US Open has a lengthy list of what is and is not allowed. So remember to check out the list on the US Open official website before going.
While you’re in Queens
There are reasons that the US Open takes place is Queens, you know. It is NYC’s most populous neighbor and the most diverse county in the United States. You can be occupied for months, must-visit places in the immediate vicinity of the US Open include Citi Field which is home to the New York Mets, the New York Hall of Science, the remnants of the old World’s Fair grounds and the Corona and many others.