As is the tradition every late-summer, thousands of people from around the world flock to Queens, New York to see the world’s greatest tennis players compete in the U.S. Open. Now in its 50th year, the U.S. Open will be held from August 27 to September 29 at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing. To access the venue, attendees can readily utilize a New York City Limousine service to avoid the congested public transportation and trust a professional and experienced chauffeur to get you to there before match time.
If you’ve missed any of the build-ups to this year’s U.S. Open, we’ve listed below a few important story-lines and details to know before you go.
Louis Armstrong Stadium: The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is a sprawling complex of 22 tennis courts and starting this year, it will include the newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium, the second-largest venue on site. The Stadium serves as the final piece of a five-year renovation of the Tennis Center, estimated at $600 million.
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day: On Saturday, August 25th the U.S. Open will be hosting its annual free admission Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. Kids’ Day packs the schedule across 14 courts with interactive games and activities, open tennis play and skills competitions, as well as family-friendly concerts. Once the event-filled day is over, a Long Island Limo service can take you and the whole family on a relaxing ride back home.
Serena Williams: Fresh off the birth of her first child and after missing last year’s U.S. Open, Serena Williams will be returning to the court as the 17th seeded player.
Favorites: On the Women’s side, 2018 Wimbledon and 2016 U.S. Open Champion Angelique Kerber is expected to continue her strong year, but she will face stiff competition from defending champion and fellow American, Sloane Stephens. On the Men’s side, one of the front-runners, defending champion Rafael Nadal, newly crowned Wimbledon Champion Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer is likely to be left standing at the end.
The U.S. Open was one of the first events to fully embrace the local culinary scene and offer high-end food options to attendees. The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has its food options primarily spread between The South Plaza. One section has Dean & DeLuca and Pat LaFrieda’s outposts. The Food Village also includes local favorites, Korilla BBQ, FUKU and Glatt Kosher. There are full-scale restaurants like Mojito Bar & Restaurant and Café Spiaggia. Our personal choice when entertaining clients and the perfect capstone to a day watching high-end tennis is to enjoy professional transportation via corporate car service.
Also, attendees at the U.S. Open are always encouraged to sample the event’s signature cocktail, the Honey Deuce. This mixture is made of vodka, lemonade, and raspberry liqueur, created by Grey Goose Mixologist Nick Mautone in 2007. It gets its name from the garnish – two frozen slices of honeydew melon. According to Town and Country, the U.S. Open has sold more than a million Honey Deuces since the drink was first created.
Transportation: We suggest attendees can readily utilize a New York City Limousine service to avoid the congested public transportation and trust a professional and experienced chauffeur to get you to Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The Long Island Rail Road and the 7-subway line do have stops at Citi Field, but service is often inconsistent on weekends, and the combined U.S. Open and Mets game crowds could prove troublesome for attendees looking to get there prior to match time. If coming from Manhattan we highly recommend making reservations in advance. Delux Worldwide Transportation has a fleet of SUVs, limousines, sedans and buses. And if your plans are of a business nature, we suggest booking with Delux Worldwide Transporation’s corporate car service.
Tickets: Options include a $60 grounds pass, which provides access on the tournament’s first eight days but can only be purchased onsite, day-of at 9:30 am. Other options include reserved seating for Arthur Ashe Stadium, the new Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand Stadium. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, Ticket Exchange, StubHub and additional resale sites as well as by phoning the U.S. Open box office.
When making transportation plans to the U.S. Open, remember that nearly 700,000 people attended the event last year. With the opening of the Louis Armstrong Stadium and celebration of the U.S. Open’s 50th anniversary, we highly suggest entrusting a New York City Limousine service. Give us a call to learn more about our service and impeccable fleet. 516-883-1900
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