The 141st edition of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship 2021 is shaping up to be an exciting tournament and a great way to spend a day or two during the final weeks of Summer. If you haven't had a chance yet to head out to Flushing, then here's everything you need to know about attending and getting a great deal on tickets.
While traditionally seats at the Men’s final can cost north of $10,000 each on the secondary ticket market (seriously, check out TickPick.com and filter by best seat!), this year there are thankfully much cheaper ways that you can get outside and watch some tennis.
This year, with no Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, and a requirement for vaccines at the US Open in 2021, it's proving much easier to get cheaper (and better) tickets for all sorts of matchups.
Where to buy cheap tickets for the US Open 2021
Official tickets for the US Open are available at TicketMaster, the “Official Ticketing Partner” for 2021.
Tickets in the main stadiums are as cheap as $25 (if you're happy sitting right up in the nosebleeds) but it also allows you access to the US Open grounds and lets you wander around as much as you like. There are all sorts of activities and side-shows available for you to get involved with, and $25 is cheaper than most international tournaments of a similar caliber.
If you want to actually get a seat inside and watch, then tickets are down around $80-130 for some pretty decent views in the main stadiums.
Tips for getting cheaper tickets to the US Open 2021
Be sure to compare ticket prices, and actually go to the main TicketMaster site to review what's available (when also looking at the SeatGeek.com and VividSeats.com sites as well to compare). The official source of tickets would normally be much more expensive but this year with demand down, ticket prices are being driven down as well.
Compare all your options before you buy!
Ed's Top Tennis Tips for attending the US Open 2021
- Take a tote-bag. These are allowed inside the ground, whereas backpacks are not and will need to be checked into a locker at your own cost;
- In said tote-bag, pack lots of sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a water bottle (either sealed or empty – it can be refilled);
- Bring at least one small towel – there is not much shade on the outside courts and the seats get HOT!;
- Eat something before arriving if possible – there is food available for purchase, but the prices can be steep; and
- Check the weather forecast before starting your journey out to Flushing Meadows: there will be no play if it’s raining heavily or if there’s a heat wave.
Happy tennis-ing all!
Thanks to Joy and Edward, both huge tennis fans, for their help in putting this article together!