US Open To Return To 100 Per Cent Fan Capacity
The US Open announced on Thursday that this year’s tournament will return to 100 per cent fan capacity at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The year’s final Grand Slam will be held from 30 August-12 September at Flushing Meadows.
“We are extremely excited to be able to welcome our incredible fans back to the US Open this year,” USTA CEO Mike Dowse said. “While we were proud that we were able to hold the event in 2020, we missed having our fans on-site, because we know that they are a large part of what makes the US Open experience unlike any other. Indeed, the challenges presented by the pandemic were tough on us all, but our sport came together like never before and tackled each challenge head on.
“Interest in tennis has accelerated, with four million new and returning players taking to the court last year. Our sport surged in the toughest of times, and this year’s US Open promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the game, those who play it, and those who revel in it.”
In 2020, the US Open was held without fans on-site. Tickets to the 2021 event will be put on sale to the general public on 15 July at 12 p.m. ET.