US Open: 2022's Best Deals and Special Events


Fan Favorite and Best Value tickets for the 2022 US Open

Hottest Tickets for the 2022 US Open

Fans are quickly buying up the weekend sessions the fastest.
Discounts are priced in with our savings tips from Chase (5% Cash Back) and American Express ($20 off $100). Tennis starts in a few weeks in late August!

Top Tennis-Bargain deals for 2022:

  1. Arthur Ashe Stadium Tickets - Access to All Courts (as low as $60 Day, $35 Eve tickets)

  2. Grounds Passes starting at $70 - First come, first serve access to all Courts *except Ashe*
    Buy these if Ashe is $80+ and you prefer to stay outside the big stadium.

  3. 50% OFF Tickets as low as $33.75 for Round 2 matches on Wed Aug 31 and Thurs Sept 1

  4. Tennis Plays for Peace: Ukraine Relief Exhibition - Aug 24 @ 7PM. $25 Tickets for Charity!
    Watch Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek live on Aug 24 to raise charity money for Ukraine.

1) Weekends Prime-Time Matches

2) Weekday Deals for Great Value

US Open Amex Offer - Get $20 off $100 back for 2022

US Open Amex $20 OFF $100 Offer is back for 2022!

Get $20 off $100 at the US Open with the Amex offer.
FAQ and Terms for details.

Add offer to enroll on valid American Express credit cards

Simply add this to your card from your American Express Offers page. Or enroll once at the US Open at any Guest Info Booth or the American Express Exhibit in South Plaza. The offer expires on 9/12/22.

Spend $100+, Get $20 Back Offer
Get a one-time $20 (USD) statement credit by using your enrolled eligible Card to spend $100 (USD) or more in one or more purchases at participating on-site merchants at the US Open between August 28 and September 11, 2022 (or, if final day of tournament play is extended, September 12, 2022.) 
Enrollment available until September 11, 2022 via or when you visit any American Express location on-site (i.e., an American Express Radio Distribution booth, American Express Card Member Lounge, Centurion® Suite (exclusive to Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members), any Guest Info Booth or the American Express Exhibit in South Plaza) during the 2022 US Open. An Amex® Brand Ambassador will guide you through this process and confirm whether your Card has been successfully enrolled in the offer.

The free complimentary bag check and Lounge access are very nice perks to make your US Open experience much more enjoyable!

American Express Preferred Seating

  • Session 2 - Monday Evening (Aug. 29) - Louis Armstrong Stadium
  • Session 4 - Tuesday Evening (Aug. 30) - Louis Armstrong Stadium
  • Session 17 - Tuesday Day (Sept. 6) - Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • Session 19 - Wednesday Day (Sept. 7) - Arthur Ashe Stadium

US Open: 3 fastest ways to arrive from NYC Hotels

3 "Express" Hotels to go by foot, subway, or train

I've been going to the US Open regularly and NYC for over 35 years! With input from my family in Queens plus tennis friends in NYC, here's our short list of hotels. You can cruise car-less on your next US Open visit.

US Open travelers will stay near the US Open, Downtown NYC, or a hybrid option.

If you are there in August, you may see us there during Fan Week! Welcome back to NYC 2022.
Tune into the NBC Today Show on Aug 25 as we join TopCourt special guests at 30 Rock.

1) Go by foot: stay nearby LGA or Flushing

Spending most of your time at the Open? You might want to be able to walk there and back. Very useful last year in 2021 when the subways were flooded! Or when there's a Mets game playing.
  • Allows you to get some rest at the hotel during the middle of the day
  • Use the "Show on Map" button at the top right.
  • Plot a path on Google Maps to ensure it's less than a 1-mile walk
  • Ideally, look for one that is near one of the bridges or a metro stop on the 7 train line
  • Nearby hotels ranked by user ratings

Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel

Option: Flushing, NY (Chinatown) is just one "7 train" stop away.
  • Opt to walk there along Roosevelt Ave
  • Saves parking fees and time at the game
  • Use Bonvoy points or your free night voucher!
Get free referral bonus points (up to 3 free nights) with a Bonvoy Sign-up from Amex.

2) Going by Train: Penn Station and the LIRR

Hampton Inn near Empire State Building
If you're planning to do more activities in the city and only plan to go to the US Open once or twice, it might be better to explore hotel options near downtown Manhattan.

Going from Downtown to Flushing Meadows?
Taking the LIRR at Penn Station is about $10 and 20 minutes with very comfortable seats and only 1 stop.

Tip: keep your train ticket out so the conductor can punch the card. A nice souvenir from the journey!

NYC Sights
I would spend at least 2 days visiting this amazing city for the first time in NYC. You'll do a lot of walking - so wear comfortable shoes and buy a metro card!

Broadway Week: 2-for-1 Tickets

Broadway shows are a top NYC attraction.
Staying near Penn Station puts you very close to the action and near subways. Just remember to book those Hamilton tickets way in advance!

Broadway week starts September 6 - 25.
This event happens twice a year and offers 2-for-1 tickets. Book online using promo code "BWAYWK"

Need a tour? Must-see stops include Times Square, the Empire State building, seeing galleries at the MET, and walking above the High Line district.
Pay what you want Walking tours are another very popular option!

Just be aware that many downtown rooms might be much smaller and/or more expensive than normal. After all, you're in the town that never sleeps! But this might be a positive.
To stay somewhere a bit calmer than downtown and a bit nicer than Flushing, there is a little secret area called "Long Island City" (or LIC) - not to be confused with Long Island. It puts you between the two areas of interest while keeping prices manageable.
LIC Hotel - Skyline Deck View

For 2022, we opt to stay nearby LIC on Roosevelt Island, where we'll share some spectacular city views. It sits right across the river from Manhattan yet has a few train stops in the area. It takes just a few stops to reach the city.

Express Train - 7X Purple Train (3 stops to the Open)
If you plan to watch any night matches at the Open, look for the 7X. As in "X for the express train."

US Open Evening Match?
Get from LIC within 3-5 stops during the weekday evening rush hour commute between 3pm - 9pm.

Express Trains have a Diamond #7 symbol
Local Trains Stops have a Circle symbol.

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US Open Tennis, Ticket Deals for Summer in August

The Start of Summer and the US Open Tennis Series

Our great American summer tradition - between BBQs and fireworks. Professional sports means enjoying a fun day together and cheering on our favorite players. Nothing beats sharing some food with all your friends and a chance to collect an autograph or collectible souvenir.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the pools open, school is out, and your adventure awaits!

Cheaper to Wait? When to buy US Open tickets?

Note the initial offer prices and look for special sale promotions between July and early August. More seats become available during the summer. Deals are usually for mid-week at the promenade seating level near the upper rows of Ashe.

It is our advice to have travel plans set before getting tickets. Having plane and hotel tickets ready helps me narrow down my dates. Next, decide how many day or evening sessions you plan to attend. I prefer two Ashe day sessions for max value so you'll see most of the players.

#1 Most Popular Date - Smart Shopping

Sat, Sept 3rd is the most popular middle Saturday!
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You will be notified when special promo offers are announced. The Amex Centurion suite and Chase RSVP lounge also become available for online reservations during the Summer.

"Buy in July vs Rush in August" - Summer Ticket discount trends

In past years, we have purchased 2-for-1 ticket deals and seen prices as low as $30. Sponsors such as Emirates, Amex, JP Morgan, and IBM often have discounted ticket codes. We share the sponsor deals on our email list!

We are neither paid nor sponsored by the US Open, and our opinions are completely our own. These limited seat deals become available and are very useful if you just want to roam the grounds. More people will start selling tickets by mid-August, making it a buyer's market.

The US Open Series features tennis events held across the USA (July - August)
It signals the beginning of the US Hard Court tennis season. Everything leads up to the big finish in NYC with the US Open in August. Attending any of these events across America will give fans a sneak preview locally for anyone who can't make it to the Big Apple.

I share my personal travel experiences on the ATP and WTA tennis tour at JCtennis. Feel free to check it out if you want inspiration or a sample guide for planning your own post-vaccination tennis vacation.

Full Stadiums, more positive signals from Sports Fans in Europe

Being a photographer on the court and at their press conference, my opinion is from an insider perspective at actual pro tennis events. I watch the conditions and players on the ATP and WTA tours daily. It's an honor to dust the same clay off my shoes as Nadal and Djokovic.

Witnessing the energy and passion of the full Spanish crowd at Madrid’s stadium is the most amazing way to feel connected with a sea of cheering fans full of energy, waving their red and yellow. 

Feel the spirit of Tennis Fandom in person
Like a Champions League soccer match, the entire crowd erupts together in a wave of humanity. Tennis fans enjoyed the clash between Nadal and Alcaraz with stars from Real Madrid soccer players and even the King of Spain himself in attendance.

We heard the packed Parisian crowd again at the French Open in Paris. So far, so good. When it comes to public safety and health, we look back a few weeks after these sporting events conclude.

This is by far the most encouraging sign that major sporting events can come back fully this year in a post-vax environment.

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

How to get 5% back using the Chase Freedom Flex

This is a no-brainer deal if you plan to attend the US Open and buy some tickets.

With inflation going up, here is a very easy way to get 5% back on gas and tickets this Summer.

New Chase 5% cash back bonus Q3 categories
Did you know you can get 5% cash back on Ticketmaster and US Open purchases with Chase Freedom Flex?

Activate the special quarterly bonus online by 9/14 and purchase tickets using your Chase Flex card. Tip to get up to 40% back below.

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

2-for-1 Ticketmaster Deals and Ticket Promos

Works for buying Cincinnati Open Tennis Tickets!
Save money, watch more tennis.

Get 5% cash back anywhere you shop with Ticketmaster if checking out with the Chase Freedom Flex Card.

Do you still need a Chase Flex card?

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"

How to 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 and have not received 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.

Tennis Bargains Steps to Maximize Savings to 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, it is possible to redeem the bonus for travel and get even better value on select airlines and hotels. 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.

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