Re: Who's Going?
Judging from years past, they all start at 4pm until Friday & Saturday, which will start earlier (noon? I don't remember). It's hot and muggy in DC in the summer, so they start later than most tournaments, but they also can play late (after midnight, especially if it rains, usually a good chance of evening thunderstorms). I think they only open the gates an hour or two before play starts, might have to look at the tourney website for more info. Yes, you can buy tickets at the box office or on Ticketmaster then pick up at Will Call. If you are coming from Metro, they have shuttle busses to bring you to the site (be aware of when Metro STOPS running if matches run late). If you drive, you can pay to park in the field (barring rain or it fills up) or you will be directed to Rock Creek Park, which has different locations to park at and shuttle busses will take you up to the site (remember where you park!). I sure hope they've improved the food choices, but if they've been like in years past, they are overpriced and it tastes bad (cardboard pizza).
I don't have a Citi card anymore (they wanted to start charging me a fee for keeping it since I never used it, forget that). I guess I'll have to see what other options there are or if I can get in touch with a friend of mine who has box seats, sometimes she doesn't go. I'll take a ticket donation, no problem.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far you can go.