How much to pay for US Open tickets? 4 Rules for Buying

US Open Tickets - good conditions to buy

  • Arthur Ashe #1 < $200 for weekdays; < $150 for nights; < $300 for weekends
  • Armstrong #2: Ashe +/- $50 (for closer tier, better seating distance)
  • Grandstand #3: Ashe +/- $20 (best before 2nd week, depends on matchup)
  • Grounds Passes - must be less than any Ashe Ticket; otherwise, just wait until later...

Prices fluctuate on the resale market daily. This chart below will be updated weekly.

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DateEventTimeURLHOT< $100<$150DEALS
Mon 8/261st Round Men's / Women's12:00pmTICKETS🔥
1st Round Men's / Women's7:00pmTICKETS🔥💰💰
Tue 8/271st Round Men's / Women's12:00pmTICKETS
1st Round Men's / Women's7:00pmTICKETS
Wed 8/282nd Round Men's / Women's12:00pmTICKETS
2nd Round Men's / Women's7:00pmTICKETS💰💰
Thu 8/292nd Round Men's / Women's12:00pmTICKETS
2nd Round Men's / Women's7:00pmTICKETS
Fri 8/303rd Round Men's / Women's12:00pmTICKETS
3rd Round Men's / Women's7:00pmTICKETS
Sat 8/313rd Round Men's / Women's12:00pmTICKETS
3rd Round Men's / Women's7:00pmTICKETS🔥
Sun 9/1Round of 16 Men's/Women's12:00pmTICKETS
Round of 16 Men's/Women's7:00pmTICKETS
Mon 9/2Round of 16 Men's/Women's12:00pmTICKETSGround
Round of 16 Men's/Women's7:00pmTICKETS💰💰
Tue 9/3Quarterfinal Men's/Women's12:00pmTICKETS💰Ground
Quarterfinal Men's/Women's7:00pmTICKETS
Wed 9/4Quarterfinal Men's/Women's12:00pmTICKETS💰
Quarterfinal Men's/Women's7:00pmTICKETS
Thu 9/5Women's Singles Semifinals7:00pmTICKETS
Fri 9/6W-DBL's Final/Men's 1st Semis12:00pmTICKETS🔥
Sat 9/7Men's Singles 2nd Semifinals12:00pmTICKETS
Sun 9/8Men's/Women's Singles Final1:00pmTICKETS🔥

Are ticket prices too high? Should you sell and "trade" for a cheaper stadium? (Updated 07/2024)

  • July trends: Grounds passes have been selling out fast, and Ashe prices are going down only slightly
  • Stick with Ashe, if you want rain protection with the roof
  • If Armstrong or Grandstand are only slightly more expensive, buy those instead
  • Grounds Passes should be cheaper than Ashe! Eg, Tues, Sept 3 (<$100)
The later the purchase, the better the information - but risking higher prices!

If you're not picky, pick the cheapest ticket. Then just wander around the outer 17 courts from match to match!

1) Arthur Ashe Stadium (Good price = $200 for Day Sessions)

Upper vs Lower Promenade (Row letters matter!)
If you get a seat in the front with A-C row letters, those are worth at least $50 to $100 more.

Middle Rows (M-P)
The middle rows (letters near M-P) might be worth paying $20-$50 more than the cheapest.

The back rows (letters like V, W, X, Y, Z, or ZZ) often have empty seats as those people generally roam outside, take selfies of the NYC skyline, or lounge around at free perk booths.

Why are Ashe tickets the *safest* tickets in general?
Short Answer: They are the most flexible option. You get Full Access to all the courts.

Unless there is a specific player and match you want to attend, then the Arthur Ashe tickets are the safest all-around bet when buying well in advance.

US Open Tickets with prices updated daily

Ashe is typically slightly more expensive than Grounds Passes. Yet it grants you a reserved seat (very useful if it rains) and allows you into every stadium. Any Grounds Pass should cost less.

The strategy is to roam anywhere, knowing you have reserved your seat in Ashe when you want to see your favorite star player play.

The top-seeded fan-favorite players will almost always play there exclusively and often at night.

Free US Open Tips and promo codes for new fans

The trick is if you decide to get the cheapest Arthur Ashe tickets up in the upper promenade, you DON'T have to stay all day in the nosebleeds section!  Instead, I recommend getting up and checking out the US Open campus outside!

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 finding 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 shaded areas

US Open Fan's tip for shade at Ashe Stadium

Try seats in the main Ashe Stadium (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, moving further up to the top under the roof's edges may be wise.

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.

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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.

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