2016 US Open - Full Fan Preview & Grandstand MapI just came back from 3 days at the US Open this weekend! Wanted to share my tips and findings with all the US Open tennis fans from around the world. Should give you an idea of what to expect*
Millions of fans will be attending this year in NYC or following it online and on TV.
Our goal is to make your experience fun, safe and most importantly a good value.
Personal Weekend Experience and Opinions:
Two days of Qualifiers plus Arthur Ashe Kids Day. I witnessed a lot of new things while there on my preview tour of the grounds at Flushing Meadows.
The Good - Great New Venue and Sponsor Freebies*NEW*: Our 2016 Insider's Instagram - US Open Grandstand Map is now on Instagram
- FOLLOW US for Secret TIPS and info about this new stadium!
|Grandstand Court - US Open Map Guide for 2016|
|Grandstand Lounge - hidden secret on the far side|
Access up the stairs. Turn LEFT after you past the SMART car booth
|New 2016 US Open Grandstand Court - most-shaded seats looking towards Ashe|
Absolutely gorgeous architecture and facility designed by Rossetti Architecture.
Bonus: New Grandstand Stadium
The flow of the tennis campus now draws crowds in more of a circular path, but bottlenecks still occur at the food court pavilion and effectively isolates off Court 17 as it is in the opposite corner from everything else.
A few tricks to save yourself time and sweat: Walk *behind* the new Grandstand stadium area. Stick to the paths at the South edge and West Edge. There is a "secret" back entrance along South side of the Grandstand...with lounge seating and a private bathroom if you go all the way up to the top of Grandstand. This is where most of the ESPN crew go to use it. It's like a private little hotel up there.
Also another optimal and shaded path you can take is between the P1-P5 courts and cut through to see the new Grandstand.
1) Good = New Grandstand Stadium and Ashe Roof. Great Weather. Lots of Tennis.
2) Bad = HIGH Prices. Not Tech Savvy. Lack of Easy Info.
3) Ugly = US Open Staff (not everyone) - a few rotten apples...more later
Best Perks of US Open Freebies
|Free US Open Game Ball. My favorite tennis souvenir.|
Tip: Go early morning to find them next to the practice courts!
|All USTA Members can pick up this cooling towel FREE!|
|Get your free 2016 US Open art poster|
Just show them your pre-sale ticket.
|Free Fan! Visit Orlando = Fan Friendly|
|Go inside the American Express Private Lounge|
Amex Card gets you upstairs for Beverages and Snacks :)