BNP Paribas Open: Tennis Tickets and Perks

Free Perks and Parking at BNP Paris Open - Super Fan's Preview

Indian Wells (March 2024)



Should I buy Day or Night Tickets (AM vs PM)?
- AM sessions are best for touring the grounds
- PM sessions are best for seeing marque matches

Grounds Pass vs Reserved Stadium 1 Ticket
- During Week 1, a grounds pass usually works great.
- From Weekends to Week 2, Stadium 1 tickets are recommended!
- Stadium 2 has closer views and can offer good matches too.
Highlights for Indian Wells as "the 5th Slam"
Travel Planning (starts in a few weeks) Top FAQ
  • Fly into Palm Springs or drive 2 hours from LAX or SAN (or ONT)
  • Spend at least 2 days there to get a complete tennis fill
  • Consider booking lodging early with tennis court access

Rafael Nadal is on the Players ATP 1000 Entry List (as of 2/5)


Meeting our tennis heroes - Roger's Friends

Roger Federer's stringer Ron @ (Priority One) - chatting tennis with Ron (on CBS)

Pro Tip: Hang around the grass benches (for shade). Sit with tennis celebs, refs, and stars!

Tournament On-site PreviewEvent Updates on our Facebook page with a surprise appearance from a former #1 player

JC and Jason at TW's Mega Tent

Eisenhower Cup - Charity Event @ Stadium 2, March 7 @ 7:15PM, Mixed doubles for charity

Full Events Calendar for every day of the tournament - Live Music, Center Courtyard Guests, Viewing party and great food options!

Love the Salamai Ruben @ Sherman's Deli! It's hidden inside Stadium 1 (200 level).

TW's Playtest Demo was moved to Court 15!

Box Office VS Online - Smart Tickets

Tickets are available for sale at the box office, but you will need to download the AXS ticket app.

Fans may wait for the player draws to come out first to determine which of the 3 stadium tickets (or grounds passes) to buy.

Invest in the all-access Stadium 1 Ticket if there's a match you need to see (it will be $25+ more). Otherwise, just get a grounds pass and roam around. There's much more to see outside than inside.

Best to plan out your day with printable draws for planning to see your favorite player (like Carlos Alcaraz) at either the day or night session. Digital tickets are a lot safer and easier to use. Losing a paper ticket happens much more often than you think.

Visit the World's 2nd Largest Tennis Stadium (World #1 is Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open)

Hope you can make it to this "5th Slam" event and visit Palm Springs. It is definitely worth the experience for any tennis fans in the USA for a short vacation in California. Welcome back!!

US Open Tickets promo codes and Amex early access!



New $30 US Open Tickets and Offer Passcodes



1) Save more with Ticketmaster promo codes!
2) Join our US Open Fans Facebook Group
3) Seat Heat Map and NYC Photo Guide

Enter Offer Passcode" "HBCU" (for 8/30) or "PRIDE" (for 8/31)

Note for special offers and events: Please come out to support the special events:
Historically Black Colleges and University Day on 8/30 and US Open Pride for LGBTQ+ on 8/31.

8/30 session, "HBCU": https://jc10s.com/usopen_hbcu
8/31 session, "PRIDE": https://jc10s.com/usopen_pride

*8/14 update: Select the dropdown for "1 Ticket". Only individual single seats are left*

For the latest 2024 Promo Codes, join or resubscribe to the email list.

Get up to 25% OFF tickets with the promo codes below on this page
Bookmark and check back here for more discounts from Ticketmaster!


Unused tickets are sold here!
  Often slightly more or less than the promo prices.
Resell is easy. Prices change daily. Bookmark and check back on this marketplace!

Top 3 "Best Value" US Open Tickets available

1) Arthur Ashe Day Tickets (reserved seat with access to all courts)
2) Evening Sessions (no access before 6pm)
3) Ground Passes (no access to Arthur Ashe Stadium)

Tennis Bargain Tips:


American Express Card - All Card Members Access
Checkout and pay with an Amex card. Use passcode "INCENTUR".

View All US Open Ticket Sessions
Ashe $150-$250 Day, $100 Night

All Ground Passes (without Ashe Access)
Second Week is priced around $30-50

Ticketmaster Promo Codes


US Open FAQ
Q: Can I purchase a ticket from a US Open subscriber?
A: US Open Ticket Exchange (for upgrading to better seats and finding resell prices to "sold out" sessions)
Yes, you can. The USTA has partnered with the US Open Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster, to serve as the exclusive resale partner for the US Open. US Open subscribers as well as individual ticket holders have the opportunity to resell their unused tickets in a secured fan-to-fan environment, sanctioned by the USTA. 

Do you only need to buy One Single Ticket at the lowest price possible?

1) Use the 2-for-1 special code to buy 2 tickets.
2) If you cannot attend, sell the extra ticket or transfer by email.
3) Bring a friend! Enjoy the fun with a buddy.

Selling Tip: Set the price slightly below the lowest price. You'll get a buyer more quickly.
Money is deposited to you via a debit card or US bank account!

All weekend tickets (AM and PM sessions) will sell the quickest. By August, most may already be gone!
I check back on Mondays and early mornings for any additional tickets listed for sale.

Additional Helpful US Open Links

How to pick the best "cool" seat on a hot day.

US Open Shade Map for Ashe Stadium and Armstrong


Find Shade at the US Open

I have created a US Open Shade Map to help anyone find cooler places to watch US Open tennis matches. The overlay illustrates how the sun will shift the shade line inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.

US Open Shade Map
(Ashe Stadium with roof)

Where to Sit to find the most shade at any Tennis Event

An easy rule of thumb to find shade (or at least a slightly cooler area) is looking for the side with the umpire chair. I have sat in many tennis photographers' pits over the years. It can get toasty hot!

The Umpire Chair side is cool!
The side with the umpire chair is located on the West Side for all US Open tennis courts or stadiums. The rule works as long you don't sit directly behind the chair, which could partially block your view.

As you can see in the illustration, the shade line will slide slowly toward the East over time.

Green = cool. Red = hot. Yellow = partial sun.
North gets AM sun, South-East gets some PM sun.

US Open Ashe - Section map of sunny and shade areas

US Open Fan's tip for shade at Ashe Stadium

At the main Ashe Stadium, try seats in (Sections 340 to 324). At the Loge level in Sections 122-136


These will generally be the most shaded areas. They offer cover even while the roof is open. Also, if you need some relief away from the sun, it may be wise to move further up to the top under the roof's edges.

How to take a break in the A/C and enjoy some free snacks!

Chase and Amex offer indoor areas for cardholders - check out our fan tips and review



US Open "Heat Shelter Map". Expect heat indexes into the 90s with Humid Conditions!

Our "heat map" shows you the coolest places to go at the US Open and where to find relief from the sun highlighted in Yellow. Free swag in Purple to help you stay cool. Click the image above for a larger version.

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get more US Open insider tips.

Chase and Amex Lounges for shelter from the heat
If you find yourself there around 1-4pm, I would suggest going inside (the shaded parts of Armstrong or Ashe). If you need a refreshment, we suggest going into one of the US Open Lounges.

Note: the Chase Lounge will require an RSVP. The Blue Amex lounge near the Chase center is open to all Amex cardholders and has a lot of kids in it with some A/C.

Get 5% cash back in Q3 at US Open and Ticketmaster

How to get 5% back using the Chase Freedom + Flex Cards

A no-brainer deal if you plan to attend the US Open or plan to buy Ticketmaster tickets this summer.

Deal is Back for 2023! Valid for Ticketmaster, US Open, and Gas Stations.
With inflation going up, I found one easy way to get 5% back on tennis tickets this Summer.

https://www.chasebonus.com/

Earn 5% cash back at Ticketmaster and US Open purchases with Chase Freedom and Freedom Flex.

Activate the special quarterly bonus online by 9/14 and purchase tickets using your Chase Flex card.

New Cardholder Tip: get up to 40% back below.

Earn up to $1500 back per year!
This special bonus reward period is valid only from 7/1/2022 - 9/30/2022.


American Express cards are offering $10 OFF $100 at the US Open (YMMV)

Please check your specific card offers to activate it (or do so at an Amex booth at the US Open where you get the radios).

Works for buying any US Open Series Tennis Tickets!
Save money and watch more US Open series tennis.


Get 5% cash back at Ticketmaster if checking out with the Chase Freedom or Freedom Flex Card.

Need a Chase Flex card? Earn the $200 bonus if you hurry!

If you plan to be at the US Open, plan to apply for a new one soon!
It can take 1-2 weeks to ship a new card before you can use it. Please plan ahead to time this deal with your future purchase.
July thru September 2022 - both US Open and Ticketmaster are eligible merchants.
They count as part of the new Chase 5% cashback category for "Live Entertainment"



Sign-Up Bonus: earn a $200 Sign-Up Bonus* with No Annual Fee

Chase Freedom Flex is the second card selection.
  • Earn a $200 bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

  • Plus, earn 5% cash back on gas station purchases on up to $6,000 spent in the first year.
*This product is available to you if you do not have this card already. Or if you did not receive a new cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.


Note: we will also receive a reward from Chase as your official referral friend for informing you about this deal.


Steps to Maximize Savings to possibly get over 40% OFF

  1. Apply for a new Chase Freedom Flex card
  2. Activate the category bonus before September 14
  3. Use the Flex card to buy US Open Tickets to get 5% back by September 30
  4. After spending $500 in the first 3 months, get an additional $200 back!

Save even more with gas purchases!
With gas purchases, you will also get a 5% cash back gas station offer for up to $6000 spent the first year in addition. This stacks on top of the 5% quarterly bonus for ~9-10% back in total.

Since gas is so pricey right now, this is a good bargain even if you don't use it to save for tennis.

Plan Ahead to get approved and have your card sent by mail
The online signup process is quick and easy. If you call up Chase after being approved, you can request an expedited delivery to speed up the mailing.

Unfortunately, you need the card physically before you can start using it. My experience is that it takes 1-2 weeks for them to mail you the card, after getting approved. This is true even if you drive to apply at a Chase bank. Also, you generally must have a credit score above 690 to have a good chance of being approved.

Best Chase Points Redemption Value = Travel with Chase Sapphire
With the 5% back, redeeming the bonus for travel and getting even better value on select airlines and hotels is possible. This is our recommended use to book last-minute flights. For example, flying on United with Chase Points transferred to United Airlines was much cheaper than paying in cash.


Bonus Tip: Access to the Chase Lounge RSVP at the US Open


Register with your email and phone number to create a free account today.

Tennis Super Fan's Review of Rafa Nadal Academy

Road to Rafa | Summer 2023


June 2023 - new Rafa Nadal Statue in front of Stadium Court

View all Summer 2023 Camp Photos

I traveled my "Camino on Clay" to visit Rafa's homeland.
Now I am showing Rafa fans my road map.
Helping every tennis pilgrim find their way.

The King of Clay, all his Crowns, and Rafa fans gather in Mallorca this Summer
Watch Tennis on Grass @ ATP 250 Mallorca Championships near the end of June!

My Summer in Spain - visiting the RNA team at the Madrid Open and their coaches.


Barcelona and Mallorca are perfect for young adults!
Highly recommend a Summer in Spain Vacation.

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