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2003 US Open Tickets Now On Sale

April 25, 2003 12:08 PM
Tickets for the 2003 US Open, the highest annually attended sporting event in the world, went on sale Monday, April 28 at 9 am (EST). For every US Open ticket order purchased by May 15 on an American Express Card, the USTA will donate a US Open ticket to a child in need through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Junior Tennis League (NJTL).


To help launch ticket sales, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Alexandra Stevenson, Patrick McEnroe, Jim Courier, and Zina Garrison joined Daisy Fuentes and rock band The Smithereens at the USA Tennis “Rock & Rally” tennis and entertainment extravaganza at New York’s famed Rockefeller Center on Monday, April 28 at 11:00 am.

The 2003 US Open will be held Monday, August 25 through Sunday, September 7. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Aetna, a full-day tennis and music festival for children, will take place Saturday, August 23. Tickets for the 2003 US Open and Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day can be purchased four ways:

  • By calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX
  • At all Ticketmaster outlets
  • At the USTA National Tennis Center box office.

This year’s US Open will introduce a number of new fan enhancements, including a renovation of the Grandstand court and the new US Open Court of Champions attraction. More innovations include the continuation of the first-ever in-stadium video screens at a Grand Slam event, live on-grounds music and star-studded entertainment.

“This year’s US Open will continue to raise the bar in providing fans the finest experience in sports and entertainment,” said Arlen Kantarian, Chief Executive, Professional Tennis, USTA. “In addition, we are thrilled to be partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and NJTL to provide deserving kids the opportunity to be part of this unique experience.”

Day sessions begin at 11 am Monday, August 25 through Saturday, September 6, and at noon on Sunday, September 7. Evening sessions begin at 7:00 pm Monday, August 25 through Thursday, September 4. The women’s semifinals will be held Friday, September 5 and the men’s semifinals Saturday, September 6. The women’s singles final will be staged in prime time on Saturday night, September 6 and the men’s singles final will be held on Sunday, September 7.

Beginning Monday, April 28, USTA National Tennis Center box office hours will be Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The box office will be closed Sundays and July 4-6. Payment can be made by credit card (American Express is the Official Card of the US Open). US Open individual ticket prices range from $22 - $92, while prices for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Aetna range from $10 - $35.

For ticket plan availability, group sales, disabled seating and other US Open ticket information, call the USTA ticket office at 718-760-6200.

The US Open is the highest annually attended sporting event in the world with more than 600,000 fans. More than 100 million viewers watched the 2002 US Open in the United States on CBS Sports and USA Network and international broadcasts reached 165 countries. Serena Williams claimed her second US Open singles title, defeating older sister Venus in a prime-time women’s final, while Pete Sampras won his fifth US Open men’s singles title and record 14th Grand Slam men’s singles title with an epic win over Andre Agassi in the men’s singles final.

The USTA owns and operates the US Open and the 98 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. In addition, it selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in America, and is a not-for-profit organization with more than 670,000 members. It invests all its resources to promote and develop the growth of tennis, from the grass roots to the professional levels. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com.

 

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