First time going to U.S. Open

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by D » Sat, 01 Sep 2007 13:28:42


I'm going to the U.S. Open for the first time ever. My friend has
tickets (comped) for Saturday for the afternoon session. I've been to
a few Masters tournaments, but have not had a chance to see Federer,
which I really would like to do. I don't know when Fed is playing, but
it should be Saturday as he's not on the Friday schedule vs. Isner.
Any advice on how to score more tickets out there in case the tickets
we have are not for his match? (I only know they're for Ashe and the
afternoon Any advice or information on anyone who has gone to the U.S.
Open in general? Thanks.

-D

 
 
 

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by Sao Paulo Swallo » Sat, 01 Sep 2007 13:31:27


Quote:
> I'm going to the U.S. Open for the first time ever. My friend has
> tickets (comped) for Saturday for the afternoon session. I've been to
> a few Masters tournaments, but have not had a chance to see Federer,
> which I really would like to do. I don't know when Fed is playing, but
> it should be Saturday as he's not on the Friday schedule vs. Isner.
> Any advice on how to score more tickets out there in case the tickets
> we have are not for his match? (I only know they're for Ashe and the
> afternoon Any advice or information on anyone who has gone to the U.S.
> Open in general? Thanks.

> -D

Never been so no advice, but have fun and tell us how it went.

 
 
 

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by X » Sat, 01 Sep 2007 14:03:15

The food prices there are pretty insane. you will find out for yourself.
its called ripping off tourists. i can't believe anyone pays the prices
for the food there.

 
 
 

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by *skripti » Sat, 01 Sep 2007 17:00:53


Quote:
> The food prices there are pretty insane. you will find out for yourself.
> its called ripping off tourists. i can't believe anyone pays the prices
> for the food there.

I haven't heard anything from Marat...so the food prices are insane for only
visitors, not players?
 
 
 

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Sat, 01 Sep 2007 21:17:52

On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:00:53 +0200, "*skriptis"

Quote:



>> The food prices there are pretty insane. you will find out for yourself.
>> its called ripping off tourists. i can't believe anyone pays the prices
>> for the food there.

>I haven't heard anything from Marat...so the food prices are insane for only
>visitors, not players?

Marats bagging it.
 
 
 

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by kipp » Sat, 01 Sep 2007 21:25:46


Quote:
> I'm going to the U.S. Open for the first time ever. My friend has
> tickets (comped) for Saturday for the afternoon session. I've been to
> a few Masters tournaments, but have not had a chance to see Federer,
> which I really would like to do. I don't know when Fed is playing, but
> it should be Saturday as he's not on the Friday schedule vs. Isner.
> Any advice on how to score more tickets out there in case the tickets
> we have are not for his match? (I only know they're for Ashe and the
> afternoon Any advice or information on anyone who has gone to the U.S.
> Open in general? Thanks.

> -D

I was there Tuesday, parking is $14, traffic is bad, food is
expensive, beer $7! If Fed is playing, will be on Ashe stadium, and if
you have seats in the upper rows, like watching a ping pong match. We
walked around the filed courts, much more fun. Great experience! I
used to go to Forest Hills in the 60s and 70s.
Have fun!
 
 
 

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by D » Sat, 01 Sep 2007 22:38:11


Quote:

> > I'm going to the U.S. Open for the first time ever. My friend has
> > tickets (comped) for Saturday for the afternoon session. I've been to
> > a few Masters tournaments, but have not had a chance to see Federer,
> > which I really would like to do. I don't know when Fed is playing, but
> > it should be Saturday as he's not on the Friday schedule vs. Isner.
> > Any advice on how to score more tickets out there in case the tickets
> > we have are not for his match? (I only know they're for Ashe and the
> > afternoon Any advice or information on anyone who has gone to the U.S.
> > Open in general? Thanks.

> > -D

> I was there Tuesday, parking is $14, traffic is bad, food is
> expensive, beer $7! If Fed is playing, will be on Ashe stadium, and if
> you have seats in the upper rows, like watching a ping pong match. We
> walked around the filed courts, much more fun. Great experience! I
> used to go to Forest Hills in the 60s and 70s.
> Have fun!

Got lucky. My friend got decent tickets (I think they're luxury box:
he works in sports marketing and has contacts) so we'll be in section
191 or 190. Does this mean I have to dress up? I've heard the US Open
crowd is a money crowd. Oh well. I have an idea how much food is going
to be from going to Cubs games here in Chicago, and having been to a
few tennis tournaments such as Cincy and Indy. Guess I'm gonna be
packing some Power Bars. Lol.

-D

 
 
 

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by Dave Hazelwoo » Sat, 01 Sep 2007 22:41:55

Quote:



>> > I'm going to the U.S. Open for the first time ever. My friend has
>> > tickets (comped) for Saturday for the afternoon session. I've been to
>> > a few Masters tournaments, but have not had a chance to see Federer,
>> > which I really would like to do. I don't know when Fed is playing, but
>> > it should be Saturday as he's not on the Friday schedule vs. Isner.
>> > Any advice on how to score more tickets out there in case the tickets
>> > we have are not for his match? (I only know they're for Ashe and the
>> > afternoon Any advice or information on anyone who has gone to the U.S.
>> > Open in general? Thanks.

>> > -D

>> I was there Tuesday, parking is $14, traffic is bad, food is
>> expensive, beer $7! If Fed is playing, will be on Ashe stadium, and if
>> you have seats in the upper rows, like watching a ping pong match. We
>> walked around the filed courts, much more fun. Great experience! I
>> used to go to Forest Hills in the 60s and 70s.
>> Have fun!

>Got lucky. My friend got decent tickets (I think they're luxury box:
>he works in sports marketing and has contacts) so we'll be in section
>191 or 190. Does this mean I have to dress up? I've heard the US Open
>crowd is a money crowd. Oh well. I have an idea how much food is going
>to be from going to Cubs games here in Chicago, and having been to a
>few tennis tournaments such as Cincy and Indy. Guess I'm gonna be
>packing some Power Bars. Lol.

>-D

It's only money. Enjoy yourself, because that is what you will
remember for the rest of your life!
 
 
 

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by mimu » Sun, 02 Sep 2007 00:26:37

Quote:



>> The food prices there are pretty insane. you will find out for
>> yourself. its called ripping off tourists. i can't believe anyone pays
>> the prices for the food there.

> I haven't heard anything from Marat...so the food prices are insane for
> only visitors, not players?

Damir Dokic flipped out over 'em and ended up getting frog-marched off the
grounds by Security, so the prices must apply to coaches and fathers, too,
anyway.

It _is_ price-gouging.

Which _is_ unethical.

And _ought to be_ criminal.

--

Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.

 
 
 

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by ShepherdWe » Sun, 02 Sep 2007 00:38:07


Quote:
> I'm going to the U.S. Open for the first time ever. My friend has
> tickets (comped) for Saturday for the afternoon session. I've been to
> a few Masters tournaments, but have not had a chance to see Federer,
> which I really would like to do. I don't know when Fed is playing, but
> it should be Saturday as he's not on the Friday schedule vs. Isner.
> Any advice on how to score more tickets out there in case the tickets
> we have are not for his match? (I only know they're for Ashe and the
> afternoon Any advice or information on anyone who has gone to the U.S.
> Open in general? Thanks.

> -D

I'm jealous...I'm hoping I can attend next year.
 
 
 

First time going to U.S. Open

Post by Giovann » Sun, 02 Sep 2007 01:40:03

Any advice or information on anyone who has gone to the U.S.

Quote:
> Open in general? Thanks.

> -D

try take some pics of him !!