One of the most attended sporting events is back. The United States Open that is. Not only one of the most attended sporting events in the world, but also one of the most watched. As several of the world’s greatest tennis players, both men and women, come to compete for their most possessed prize, all eyes will be in New York City once again for the 136th US Open.
The US Open will be taking place for August 29th to September 11th at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow’s Corona park in Queens. Although this is the 136th edition, it will not be the 136th in New York City. It all began back in Newport, Rhode Island as a men’s competition, and six years later included women in Philadelphia. In 1978 it came over to Flushing, where it has been held ever since.
In order to attend the event, one must of course buy tickets, and if that is not an option, then there are plenty of other ways to get into the US open spirit. As taking pride in one of the most watched sporting events in the world, New York cherishes the honor they have in hosting such a grand event. The spirit of the US open is almost impossible to avoid as many pubs, restaurants, and bars do themed food and drinks in order for those whom cannot attend, feel like they are there in the stands watching. Several viewing parties will be held throughout the city.
If going to the US Open is an option for you, then tickets are available on USOpen.org, calling Ticketmaster, or going to a Ticketmaster outlet, with prices beginning at $35. Until September 7th there will be day and night matches, but once the quarterfinals begin it will be later matches. The finals are set for September 10th for women’s at 4 P.M. and the men’s on September 11th at 4 P.M. as well.
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