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By Richard Pagliaro | Thursday, June 17, 2021

 
US Open

The US Open will restore the roar and welcome full crowd capacity for the 2021 US Open, which starts on August 30th. Tickets will go on sale in July.

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Arthur Ashe Stadium will be rocking again this summer.

The US Open will restore the roar permitting 100 percent full crowd capacity for the 2021 Flushing Meadows major.

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The USTA announced US Open tickets will go on sale on July 15th at noon Eastern time. Presale tickets are available exclusively for American Express card members beginning Monday, July 12th at 9 a.m. and ending Wednesday, July 14th at 8 p.m. 

The US Open, which begins on August 30th, will be the first Grand Slam since the 2020 Australian Open to host full capacity crowds.

"We're excited that we will be able to welcome back fans at 100% capacity for the 2021 US Open!" the USTA said in announcing ticket sales.

Last year, the US Open did not host fans due to the Coronavirus pandemic.




Earlier this week, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced COVID-19 restrictions are now lifted in the state, as 70 percent of adults have received their first dose of the vaccine. That means social distancing "can be reduced or eliminated between tested attendees, allowing venues to reach 100 percent capacity in all sections."

The US Open's announcement comes after the New York Mets, who play across the street from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Citi Field, announced they will begin playing home games at full capacity starting on Monday, June 21st. 

Tennis Express

The 2019 US Open set an all-time attendance record with 737,872 attending the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the two weeks of the main draw. The 2019 US Open saw Arthur Ashe Stadium sell out 23 of 24 sessions.

Last September, Dominic Thiem rallied past Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(6) in a grueling US Open final to capture his first career Grand Slam championship. Thiem was a marathon man staging a stunning rally to win the first US Open championship decided in a fifth-set tiebreaker.


In a fierce Flushing Meadows women's final, Naomi Osaka battled by Victoria Azarenka, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, capturing her second US Open title in the last three years.

 

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