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lazyman
10-04-2007, 02:53 AM
i bought a championship package to the aus open for 2 ppl and i my session timmed out as i was about to buy em so i ended up being like 3 min late or something and am now stuck in the upper section like 4th row in line with the net nearly. i wanna know if i will be able to see good in that position one person said its ok but anyone else have any info on what i will be able to see.

dimahenman
10-04-2007, 03:05 AM
it's actually not bad, my dad worked for the atp and gets tickets, i actually love the ones up top so that you can see the whole court!! down on the bottom sometimes you just see one players backside thats how close you are! no fun if youre not watching nadal!

Via
10-04-2007, 03:07 AM
i didn't know you meant championship package... there must be a lot of scalpers competing with you, man... i was only looking at tickets for the first few days :p

your tickets are good enough to worth a good deal on the black market :p so you should be pleased! i once went on the same days (including sunday's final) and i was up on the very last row :lol:

lazyman
10-04-2007, 03:09 AM
yeh its for my 18th so my parents were really good i didnt expect them to get me those it was almost 2 grand for 2 sets


on the last row? could u see anything?

Mr.Gasquet
10-04-2007, 03:12 AM
yeh its for my 18th so my parents were really good i didnt expect them to get me those it was almost 2 grand for 2 sets


on the last row? could u see anything?

If you're sitting behind the chair umpire, you wouldn't! ;)

dimahenman
10-04-2007, 03:12 AM
yeh its for my 18th so my parents were really good i didnt expect them to get me those it was almost 2 grand for 2 sets


on the last row? could u see anything?

happy birthday that was nice of your parents!!

they are expensive but also think that it is the whole package! i love going to tournaments but i like just walking around and seeing people practice and getting autographs! and the outer courts are wonderful too so i wouldnt worry! i dont think your seats are bad, ive never been to australia. school:sad:

lazyman
10-04-2007, 03:17 AM
yeh at least im not right up the back and my position is could cause its inline with the net practicly. perfect seats but i wanted something like 4th row lower section not 4th row upper. i didnt understand how fast they sold out i was amazed at what i saw when the tickets i got pooped up i thought if i tried again i could get better but my mum was semsible and had warned me this would happen befor. i never believed her it was that bad buying tickets to stuff till today so i took the ones that popped up and when my mum showed me what i woulda got if i tried again straigt after im glad i did

also im on the other side from the umpire so thats not a problem

leng jai
10-04-2007, 03:23 AM
Groundpass no longer includes Vodafone arena access.

Penis.

megadeth
10-04-2007, 03:28 AM
how does the nose bleed section work out? i mean can you even see the ball?

at least in the nba, even if i was way up there, you could still see the play happening. not sure with a tennis ball...

stacy25
10-04-2007, 05:42 AM
Those tickets are not bad you will be fine :) i was sitting in row jj for the final this year and I could see fine. A real bummer they timed you out for the lower section though, not fair for you :(

I have great seats for all the matches I am going to. YAY

Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 05:43 AM
Groundpass no longer includes Vodafone arena access.

Penis.

Tiley sucks.

stacy25
10-04-2007, 05:43 AM
how does the nose bleed section work out? i mean can you even see the ball?

at least in the nba, even if i was way up there, you could still see the play happening. not sure with a tennis ball...


It's not that bad in Rod Laver, I wouldnt waste my time I don't think in somewhere like arthur ashe but Rod Laver is cool as it is smaller so even if you sat right at the stop you would still see the ball fine.

stacy25
10-04-2007, 05:44 AM
Groundpass no longer includes Vodafone arena access.

Penis.

I think it is silly and it might end up backfiring on them anyway.. maybe a lot of people won't even bother buying seats, I am going to keep my eye on them and see how they are selling just out of curiosity.

lazyman
10-04-2007, 05:45 AM
It's not that bad in Rod Laver, I wouldnt waste my time I don't think in somewhere like arthur ashe but Rod Laver is cool as it is smaller so even if you sat right at the stop you would still see the ball fine.

have u been there?

Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 05:47 AM
I think it is silly and it might end up backfiring on them anyway.. maybe a lot of people won't even bother buying seats, I am going to keep my eye on them and see how they are selling just out of curiosity.

I hope it does and Vodafone is a shit arena anyway.

stacy25
10-04-2007, 05:48 AM
have u been there?


Been where?

lazyman
10-04-2007, 05:54 AM
Been where?

at rodlaver or r u just guessing on how the view is?

stacy25
10-04-2007, 05:57 AM
at rodlaver or r u just guessing on how the view is?

Yeah I was there this year, your seats will be good, I was higher than you this year for the final and I could still see great so yours would be even better :)

lazyman
10-04-2007, 06:24 AM
Yeah I was there this year, your seats will be good, I was higher than you this year for the final and I could still see great so yours would be even better :)

cool thanks for the help

is anyone here going next year?

Regenbogen
10-04-2007, 06:42 AM
I was thinking about it, but I'm going to college instead. :o

I'm already regretting it.

Ferrero Forever
10-04-2007, 07:14 AM
Your seats are pretty good. You can see well from virtually any seat in Rod Laver Arena, so you should be fine. If it makes you feel any better, I bought 2 of the Vodafone Arena packages, for the first one I got seats that i'm not sure are going to be good (but that should be ok for the first 4 days, since I walk around the outside courts mainly), and for the next 4 days I've got seats 3 rows from the front which should be great. I went to ticketek and queued for an hour beforehand though. Good luck with them, enjoy it.

smit101
10-04-2007, 10:05 AM
Last year ago i was in the seond last row in RLA and they were quite good you could see everything perfectly and this year i was 7 rows up in back section and these were pretty good seats. The only problem is that for the night sessions the sun goes directly in your eyes before it sets so i recommend taking some sunnies.

lazyman
10-04-2007, 10:12 AM
Last year ago i was in the seond last row in RLA and they were quite good you could see everything perfectly and this year i was 7 rows up in back section and these were pretty good seats. The only problem is that for the night sessions the sun goes directly in your eyes before it sets so i recommend taking some sunnies.

yeh ok thanks for the tip

Ferrero Forever
10-04-2007, 10:14 AM
Also I forgot to mention, if anyone hasn't already gotten tickets for RLA, and all you can get is the restricted viewing seats, they're excellent seats provided you're not really short. They're worth a thought too, unfortunately they're the same price as the other seats though.

belco
10-04-2007, 06:53 PM
i once camped at the front of our local ticket master to get pickets in a package up until the quarters :tape:

i think ur seats are ok.. Upper 4th row isnt bad at all. Hopefully u have somebody nice sitting next to you :D When we got our tickets we had the same person every day... it was a granny :tape: but she was very nice :D

jitterbug
10-05-2007, 11:13 PM
Got 'em :D

Tzar
10-05-2007, 11:39 PM
yeh its for my 18th so my parents were really good i didnt expect them to get me those it was almost 2 grand for 2 sets


on the last row? could u see anything?

We paid 4 grands for 4 whole tournament packs of the Us Open

Via
10-05-2007, 11:44 PM
i once camped at the front of our local ticket master to get pickets in a package up until the quarters :tape:

i think ur seats are ok.. Upper 4th row isnt bad at all. Hopefully u have somebody nice sitting next to you :D When we got our tickets we had the same person every day... it was a granny :tape: but she was very nice :D

:lol: that's why i'd rather buy tickets individually. you never know you'll be sitting next to, and if i have to tolerate for days :tape:

the single sessions tics today aren't any worse compared to the packages two days ago, actually.

jitterbug
10-05-2007, 11:53 PM
Anyone knows where row AAA in Vodafone section 7 is? :scratch: my friend got a seat there.

And yes, I agree. The single-session tickets today are pretty good... Maybe because we pounced on it the hour the sale opened :tape:

Via
10-06-2007, 12:00 AM
Anyone knows where row AAA in Vodafone section 7 is? :scratch: my friend got a seat there.

And yes, I agree. The single-session tickets today are pretty good... Maybe because we pounced on it the hour the sale opened :tape:

i got an 'AAA' ticket too at vodafone.... i hope that's the front row, or 'bring your own chair' :lol:

jitterbug
10-06-2007, 12:10 AM
i got an 'AAA' ticket too at vodafone.... i hope that's the front row, or 'bring your own chair' :lol:

The linesman seat special :p

I hope it's not like, the first row, since I'm supershort :lol: I got the Medibank clerk to move me back a couple of rows coz I couldn't see over the railing :tape:

lazyman
10-06-2007, 12:27 AM
i got an 'AAA' ticket too at vodafone.... i hope that's the front row, or 'bring your own chair' :lol:

wow they sound good

hope11
10-06-2007, 12:39 AM
Does anyone know if the five day ground pass is just for day sessions, or can I use it for lets say 4 day sessions and one night session? ( I am not even sure if there are matches on ground pass courts played at night.) I am going to the australian open for the first time, and am very excited! Any tips are welcome!

jitterbug
10-06-2007, 12:45 AM
Does anyone know if the five day ground pass is just for day sessions, or can I use it for lets say 4 day sessions and one night session? ( I am not even sure if there are matches on ground pass courts played at night.) I am going to the australian open for the first time, and am very excited! Any tips are welcome!

Good question. I think you can stay there for the whole day once you're in ie: they won't kick you out at 5pm.

I wanted to get that pass too but on the Aus Open website it's labelled as 5 day non-consecutive grounds pass :confused: so I think you can use it for any five days... as long as they aren't consecutive.

.. and you can catch a night match on the Margaret Court Arena :)

hope11
10-06-2007, 01:06 AM
Thats what I was wondering also. I wanted to use them consecutively, but have the same worry because it does say non-consecutive on the actual australian open website...kinda confusing...Thats good to hear that i don't have to buy a day and night ground pass!

jitterbug
10-06-2007, 01:20 AM
You could get two grounds passes, then use them on alternate days :p

hope11
10-06-2007, 01:26 AM
Good idea. Thanks for your help!

jitterbug
10-06-2007, 01:27 AM
No problem :D

lazyman
10-06-2007, 01:31 AM
Good question. I think you can stay there for the whole day once you're in ie: they won't kick you out at 5pm.

I wanted to get that pass too but on the Aus Open website it's labelled as 5 day non-consecutive grounds pass :confused: so I think you can use it for any five days... as long as they aren't consecutive.

.. and you can catch a night match on the Margaret Court Arena :)

i dont think thats true cause it would be stupid it probally just means u dont have to choose consecutive days

jitterbug
10-06-2007, 01:33 AM
Dunno :shrug: I hope your interpretation is true.

smit101
10-06-2007, 02:33 AM
I think the idea with the ground pass was that you choose your days because some people may only want to go when there are bands playing or something and thats why they are saying that it does not have to be consecutive, you have the option to use it whichever 5 days you want over the whole open, which may be 5 days in a row....hope that makes sense

lazyman
10-06-2007, 02:43 AM
yep thats what i was saying doesnt make sense for them to make u go non consecutively

gjr
10-06-2007, 06:23 AM
Hi all,

My first post :)

As people have said above the consecutive bit is confusing for ground passes because after the 1st week it is unlikely that there will be any singles matches not in Rod laver or Vodophone. This year there was one mens single match on MCA (Margaret Court) on the Monday of the 2nd week.

This year there was also twilight / night matches on MCA and courts 5 & 7 and has been said above the day passes last all day and night. Although there are not as many night matches as you would hope or think.

This years event was also weather affected as well so how that will pan out in 2008 is obviously in the lap of the weather gods.

The middle Saturday this year was a complete washout except for Rod Laver & Vodophone and as I was leaving the giant scoreboard said that ground pass holders could queue to get in Vodophone. I read above in the thread that this may have been changed for 2008. It may have had something to do with the shambolic way in which everyone was running all over the place trying to get seats while the players where trying to play :)

For those who are going for the first time in 2008 and want a feel for what happen this year check out the schedule of what happened in 2007. The MCA is an excellent court to watch tennis in espically the night matches. Holds about 2000 people and has a great atmosphere.

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/schedule5.html

** Please note if this gets bumped nearer the start of the tournament that the link will probably not work any more :)

really looking forward to the 2008 AO. I pushed the boat out and got all the tickets I wanted including the Champ package.

Enjoy!

lazyman
10-06-2007, 06:49 AM
hey i got a champ pack to where ya seats?

gjr
10-06-2007, 06:56 AM
hey i got a champ pack to where ya seats?


I didn't catch the section number but I am up in LL which is a little disappointing but the views are pretty good anywhere in Rod Laver.

lazyman
10-06-2007, 07:04 AM
I didn't catch the section number but I am up in LL which is a little disappointing but the views are pretty good anywhere in Rod Laver.

yeh so ive been told. i was dissapointed cause i didnt know how hard it was to get tickets and thought i might get like 4th row or something in the bottom section but im like 4th row top section but im in line with the net nearly and on the other side from umpire so i should see everything well. maybe ill see ya there

Ferrero Forever
10-06-2007, 08:08 AM
Does anybody know what the Mezzanine section (Section 24) in Vodafone Arena are like? I've got tickets to Row R in the Mezzanine for the first 4 days (though I only intend to use my seat if play isn't occuring on the outside courts. My other seats are Section 36, row F which I think is pretty close to the action.

I really hope Vodafone Arena seats don't go A,AA,AAA,B, or else my row R seat will be horrible. I know in Rod Laver, the lower seats are A,B,C etc, and the upper are AA,BB,CC, so I'm assuming that Vodafone will be something similar to that. Good luck with them anyway.

Via
10-12-2007, 11:54 PM
just to add that i've found out from a real person at a ticketek outlet that vodafone seats (on the two lower sides at least) start from AAA, then A,B,C... so AAA is first row and A is 2nd.

btw there are still plenty of AAA left though they are supposed to be restricted viewing on the west side. i really can't visualise how so they are restricted... perhaps they mean you're right behind the umpire and the players' chairs. i don't really mind being 'restricted' that way particularly if the players are likeable :)

Kat!
10-14-2007, 11:09 AM
btw there are still plenty of AAA left though they are supposed to be restricted viewing on the west side. i really can't visualise how so they are restricted... perhaps they mean you're right behind the umpire and the players' chairs. i don't really mind being 'restricted' that way particularly if the players are likeable :)

Maybe they're the ones right next to the players entrance. If it's the first row you can probably only see one player serve. (and then get crushed after the match)

I didn't even realise the changes about the ground pass! Here I was thinking they're offering a good deal for a change. :rolleyes:

jitterbug
10-14-2007, 12:33 PM
First row? :eek:

I'm short :sad: maybe I should bring cushions.

Via
10-14-2007, 10:31 PM
Maybe they're the ones right next to the players entrance. If it's the first row you can probably only see one player serve. (and then get crushed after the match)

I didn't even realise the changes about the ground pass! Here I was thinking they're offering a good deal for a change. :rolleyes:

:wavey:

those are the seats that in previous years that were first come first served, and not reserved. never done that so i have no idea. imagine how determined you had to be, to queue and get those seats right up front at vodafone. now instead of teenage fanatics, the system will put us old ladies there :tape: i'll hope for the best (though i actually took a row A ticket after finding out, just in case. 'A' is still 'restricted').

but being up in front is nothing to be sad about :)

what's the change with the ground pass??

lazyman
10-15-2007, 12:18 AM
umm is that a real question cause u sorta answered it yourself. and i think ppl talked about it already the change is now a grounds pass cant go to vodaphone at all cause all seats are reserved ticket access only

Kat!
10-15-2007, 10:51 AM
:wavey:

those are the seats that in previous years that were first come first served, and not reserved. never done that so i have no idea. imagine how determined you had to be, to queue and get those seats right up front at vodafone. now instead of teenage fanatics, the system will put us old ladies there :tape: i'll hope for the best (though i actually took a row A ticket after finding out, just in case. 'A' is still 'restricted').

but being up in front is nothing to be sad about :)

what's the change with the ground pass??


:wavey: I haven't been on MTF for months now so that's why I knew nothing about all the changes. ;)

Magenta
10-17-2007, 06:36 AM
Hey guys has anyone read condition 9 of the Terms and Conditions of the Sale and Entry of the tickets?
It says that commercial, political or religious items of whatever nature including but not limited to signs, symbols and leaflets are prohibited.

Would that include flags, considering they are neither commercial, political or religious?

Ferrero Forever
10-17-2007, 09:04 AM
Hey guys has anyone read condition 9 of the Terms and Conditions of the Sale and Entry of the tickets?
It says that commercial, political or religious items of whatever nature including but not limited to signs, symbols and leaflets are prohibited.

Would that include flags, considering they are neither commercial, political or religious?

Flags are fine, provided they haven't changed everything. There is usually a restriction on how long the flag sticks can be, but they allow a pretty reasonable size to be brought in. I'm bring my little spanish flag in next year again, thats for sure

Magenta
10-17-2007, 12:48 PM
Ah okay, thank you for that!
I guess I just assumed given last year's saga they would have wanted to ban all flags..