Events & Culture
Events & Culture
The last and final grand slam event of the year, US Open is played on outdoor hard courts. The esteemed event is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park of Queens in New York City, New York, United States.
The 2016 event is the 136th edition of the tournament and is a part of the 2016 ATP World Tour and the 2016 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category. The tournament comprises of both women’s and men's singles and doubles draws and also mixed doubles event.
US Open is played on hard courts and is held over a series of 17 courts with DecoTurf surface which includes the three main showcourts – Louis Armstrong Stadium, Arthur Ashe Stadium and Grandstand. For the first time, US Open will be played on courts with operational roofs on the center court and on the Louis Armstrong Stadium. It will also be the first year when tennis will be played on the newly built Grandstand stadium.
For the second year in a row, the US Open is scheduled to span 14 days, rather than the 15-day schedule as held in 2013 and 2014 which impacts all senior events. Semifinals for women’s singles have been scheduled on September 8 in the evening and the men's singles semifinal matches are to be played on September 9. The men's doubles final are to be played prior to the women's singles final on September 10, and the men's singles final will take place after the women's doubles final on September 11.
Novak Djokovic will go in as the defending champion for the men’s singles whereas the women’s singles will see crowning of a new champion this year after the last year’s winner Flavia Pennetta retired in the last of 2015.
Best Hotels near USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Best Western Plus LaGuardia Airport Hotel Queens - The 3 star hotel is at a short walk distance from the Louis Armstrong House and Arthur Ashe Stadium and offers free continental breakfast, free WiFi and wired Internet access.
Holiday Inn LaGuardia Airport – The 3 star hotel is located at 20min walking distance from Arthur Ashe Stadium and offers a restaurant, free WiFi, free airport shuttle, indoor pool, bar/lounge and fitness center.
Quality Inn - Located at 30min walk from USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, this hotel offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and an elevator.
Top Airports and Airlines
The three major airlines flying to New York City -
The three major commercial airports serving the city include –
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
La Guardia Airport (LGA)
There are numerous modes of transport available. You can hop on Mass Transit, a very convenient and cost-effective option or you can hire a private cab or rent a car.
The US Open Club - Located at the ground floor of Arthur Ashe Stadium, the club is famous for its Chef’s Table and seasonal assortments of eclectic American cuisine.
Dining at the Open
Aces - Vibrant colors, vaulted ceilings and a casual but sophisticated wine and sushi bar joined with unmatched seafood offerings, makes Aces the quintessential dining experience.
Champions Bar & Grill - The Grill offers hearty chops, premium steaks, salads, fresh seafood and a wide variety of wines.