The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is an American stadium complex located in the Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City, which has been the home of the US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament played every year in August and September since 1978. It is operated by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The facility has 22 courts inside its 46.5acre and 11 in the adjoining park. The complex's three stadiums are among the largest tennis stadiums in the world, with Arthur Ashe Stadium topping the global list with a listed capacity of 23,200. All 33 courts have used the DecoTurf cushioned acrylic surface since the facility was built in 1978.
Located near Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, the tennis center is open to the public for play 11 months out of the year (closed during inclement weather and in August/September due to the US Open), barring tournaments the USTA holds (such as junior and wood-racquet competitions).
On August 28, 2006, the USTA National Tennis Center was rededicated as the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Heart of the open. This could literally be anywhere in the US but it happens here in Queens. Easy transportation. more »
This was on my bucket list. Bought grounds pass and got to see lots of great tennis and even many of the big names practicing up close. Didn't need to buy Stadium seating since the top is open for... more »
The US Open Experience is unique. It is all about tennis and having a great time. It is perfect to go with family and friends. The Arthur Ashe Stadium is the main stadium because that is where the top-ranked players play. However, most of the matches are played around the other stadiums and outdoor courts so even if you do not go to the main stadium you will have a ton of great matches.
Have attended the US Open multiple times over the last few years and every time is an outstanding experience. Connected by train too. Great venue, awesome staff and facility and so much fun. Very nicely organized. Security lines are longer some years and takes a little longer to get in. Backpacks are checked. Have seen several matches at Arthur Ashe, always get to see good players. The court has a retractable roof which they put up in case of rain. There are lot of food choices outside. Gift shops, many photo stations. The whole experience is worth visiting.
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