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insane prices

08-26-2004, 08:32 PM
to sit courtside on day 3 for the day session at arthur ashe stadium,its
$340 dollars. i'd be willing to pay up to 150 or so but 340 is insane.
i wonder if all these expensive seats get sold , or they will be mostly empty seats.

08-26-2004, 09:06 PM
*chokes on his salad* for $400 you can get in to see the Semifinals at AO :eek:

08-27-2004, 03:03 AM
*chokes on his salad* for $400 you can get in to see the Semifinals at AO :eek:

*chokes on his Double Cheeseburger and Milk Shake* I guess I'll bring my binoculars and oxygen mask and sit in the back! ;)

08-27-2004, 06:54 AM
lol!!! But I agree, those prices are ridiculous!!!!! :mad:

08-27-2004, 09:27 AM
Yes, prices are ridiculous. For a ticket in the grounds, the first days, it's 40 $. The good thing is that the qualies and the Arthur Ashe Day is free. It's not like Roland-Garros, you have to pay.
Well, I'll be in NY saturday. I hope to have tickets for the first rounds.
It will be my first time there


08-27-2004, 09:39 AM
For everyone who is going, despite the obviously ridiculously high prices, have fun :woohoo: :yeah: :D

Marc Rosset is Tall
08-27-2004, 09:40 AM
Ah! The US Open, the people's tournament.

08-27-2004, 10:56 AM
lmao! thats even worse than wimbledons high prices. i paid around 50-60 euros for rg semi final and final tickets lol! man they are joking

08-27-2004, 12:59 PM
Ah! The US Open, the people's tournament.

Yeah, people who get a six-digit yearly salary that is.

08-30-2004, 03:46 AM
As outrageous as those prices are, the tickets will sell . . . I guess people who only go to one tennis tournament a year are willing to pay the prices.

08-30-2004, 04:29 AM
i'm going tomorrow. not sure if i'm going to opt for arthur ashe stadium
as mauresmo,federer and capriati should win easily.
i think i'd rather check out hantuchova and golovin up close.
hope to get some nice pictures of those 2.

08-30-2004, 04:54 PM
Personally, after my first experience at Ashe, I'd go for the other courts, where the views are better. Especially if you're going this early in the tournament.

Rick V
08-30-2004, 08:47 PM
It's my understanding that those courtside seats get scooped up by sponsoring corporations. And from the 6 times I've been to the Open, I can tell you that a majority of those courtside seats go unused for the 1st week's play. That's damn sad. They don't even let other ticket holders move into those seats until someone else comes. :mad:

08-31-2004, 12:23 PM
Ah! The US Open, the people's tournament.


Tickets are around 50$ for day 3... So what's outrageous already?

Obviously if you want a corporate seat or a seat really closed, that you have pay a lot of money like 340$ is not surprising. It's the same for every tournement.

08-31-2004, 02:57 PM
just a general question to satisfy my curiousity >> are ground passes hard to come by? ie, can you get them on the day?

or is that concept foreign to all slams besides the Aus Open *hugs it*

08-31-2004, 04:25 PM
I've gotten same-day grounds passes without any problems.

09-01-2004, 09:53 PM
Well if the ticket prices are scary for you, then don't go near the food court. Painful!!

I was there Monday and had the Arthur Ashe tickets for the day - so I could see any matches there and then go all over the site. For $47, it was worth it. I saw Roddick and Kuerten practice for a bit. Malisse really close up playing a solid match. Safina played nicely til she choked. Kiefer. Federer. Dent. Capriati. Had to go or I would have watched Santoro and Martin. It was an okay investment though next yr I might not do the Ashe ticket and just get a ticket for everything else. Most of the seating is more than adequate so you have a good view. The security was tight. DON'T bring a backpack!! Not worth the trouble of having to check it in, etc.

There are still tickets for sale for most of the days I think . . . ticketmaster is the place to check for that info.

09-05-2004, 03:00 AM
Quite a shame to get a seat worth anything in Ashe Stadium you need to pay out so much. I'd be content never stepping in that absurdly large stadium and sticking to the outside show courts, unless I was absolutely dying to see someone in the stadium perhaps.

09-05-2004, 03:12 AM
There's also a ticket exchange for legit resales.