US Open To Welcome Back Fans This Year

Arthur Ashe Stadium, US Open (photo: USTA)

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2021 (by Michael Dickens)

The 2021 US Open will be played with 100 percent fan capacity, the U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday.

Fan will be welcomed back to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York, for the two-week Grand Slam event, from Aug. 30-Sept. 12, after last year’s event was played behind closed doors. The US Open will continue to follow CDC COVID-related guidelines that are in effect.

The US Open announced on its website that tickets to the event will go on sale to the general public beginning on Thursday, July 15 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time (5 p.m. London, 6 p.m. Central European). Additionally, longtime US Open partner American Express will offer a US Open ticket pre-sale for American Express ® Card Members from July 12, beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern Time, and concluding on July 14 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Terms apply.

This year’s US Open will be the first Grand Slam event played to full capacity since the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne.

“We are extremely excited to be able to welcome our incredible fans back to the US Open this year,” USTA chief executive Mike Dowse said. “While we were proud that we were able to hold the event in 2020, we missed having our fans on-site, because we know that they are a large part of what makes the US Open experience unlike any other. Indeed, the challenges presented by the pandemic were tough on us all, but our sport came together like never before and tackled each challenge head on.

“Interest in tennis has accelerated, with four million new and returning players taking to the court last year. Our sport surged in the toughest of times, and this year’s US Open promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the game, those who play it, and those who revel in it.”

All ticket categories for the 25 tournament sessions, from reserved stadium seating to general admission grounds passes, will be available. Tickets can be purchased by visiting and Ticketmaster.