EXPERIENCE THE US OPEN
The US Open returns to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, NY on August 27th and it will officially be tennis fever in NYC. The world is anxious to see if Serena Williams and Andy Murray could carry the momentum from their Olympic victories into the grand slam event. More than 650,000 people attended the tournament last year and more than 53 million watched on television, evidence of the increasing popularity of the sport and the high level of competition involved. Tennis aficionados and celebrity fans will all be in attendance, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are regulars at the event, and will be excited to see if number one seed, Roger Federer, can continue building his case for the title of greatest tennis player who ever lived.
The US Open is the final tennis major composing the grand slam each year, the other three are the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon. Tournament draws include men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles, and juniors. There are a ton of enjoyable special events this year, including Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on August 25th which will feature Carly Rae Jepsen performing her hit song “Call Me Maybe.” An official fan guide is available here, and NYCgo.com has a savvy guide for the frugal fan.
Tickets are still available for the tournament, but act quickly, they sell out fast. You could also connect with the tournament on Facebook or stay informed with the official blog.