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2005 US OPEN Tickets Now On Sale!

June 6, 2005 09:26 AM

Record Attendance Expected at Highest Annually Attended Sports Event in the World
US Open Provides Finale to US Open Series - - Potential $2 Million Payout to Winners
New Fan Enhancements to be Introduced at US Open

Individual session tickets for the 2005 US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, went on sale Monday, June 6, at 9 a.m. ET. The 2005 US Open will be held Monday, August 29 through Sunday, September 11. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess, a full-day tennis and music festival for children and families, will take place Saturday, August 27. Tickets for the 2005 US Open and Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day can be purchased four ways:

  • at usopen.org
  • by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX
  • at all Ticketmaster outlets
  • at the USTA National Tennis Center box office

The US Open is expected to attract over 600,000 fans and will include more than 250 of the world’s top tennis athletes representing over 60 countries during the two-week event. In an ongoing effort to enhance the fan experience, the US Open will introduce a number of new fan amenities.

New fan enhancements at the 2005 tournament will feature a multi-million dollar upgrade of the USTA National Tennis Center grounds, including the opening of the US Open Court of Champions attraction, a water spectacular in a renovated South Plaza and a new, Fenway Park style, hand-operated tournament draw board. In addition, for the first time in tennis, fans will be able to keep stray balls hit into the stands in Arthur Ashe Stadium.


The 2005 US Open will mark the culmination of the US Open Series, the six-week summer tennis season linking all major ATP and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tournaments in North America to the US Open. The men’s and women’s winners of the US Open Series will compete for double prize money at the 2005 US Open, with a potential top prize of $2 million. The second-place US Open Series finishers will be playing for 50% more US Open prize money, and third place finishers will be playing for 25% more.

From Monday, August 29 through the quarterfinals on Thursday, September 8, day sessions will begin at 11 a.m. and night sessions will begin at 7 p.m. Finals Weekend will feature the women’s semifinals Friday, September 9; the men’s semifinals Saturday, September 10; the Women’s Singles Final in Primetime at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 10; and the Men’s Singles Final at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 11.

The USTA National Tennis Center box office hours are 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 2-4. 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 - $96, while prices for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess range from $10 to $25. 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 625,000 fans. More than 86 million viewers watched the 2004 US Open on CBS Sports and USA Network, and international broadcasts reached 199 countries. In 2004, Roger Federer and Svetlana Kuznetsova won their first US Open singles titles with Federer defeating Lleyton Hewitt in the men’s singles final and Kuznetsova defeating fellow Russian Elena Dementieva in the primetime women’s singles final.

 

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