US Open Ticket Prices Up Slightly – Will They Go Down?

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Roger Federer is back on top of tennis at the age of thirty.  His recent Wimbledon victory over Andy Murray of Great Britain meant securing the No.1 ranking and recording his seventeenth major title.  American tennis fans are able to see the big four in action: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray.  The top American men and women will also be out in full force with John Isner and Serena Williams leading the charge.  Like King Roger, Serena won her fifth Wimbledon title and fourteenth overall major title at the age of thirty as well.  We are seeing that the veteran players on tour still have a lot of great tennis in them and will be pleasing tennis fans for years to come.

The top tennis players in the world will be traveling back to the All England Club, where Wimbledon is hosted, to play in the Olympics.  For the premier players, this is an extremely fast turn around from the French Open, to Wimbledon, proceeded by the Olympics, and finally to to the 2012 US Open.  

The US Open is the final major of the year and the first rounds start on August 27.  It will be especially interesting to see which of the top players will be fresh enough and motivated enough to capture the title, after the addition of the Olympics into an already loaded schedule.  Tennis aficionados will be eager to see other elite players like Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Caroline Wozniaki finally break through and capture that elusive grand slam title.

Here is a look at current US Open Tennis ticket price trends and how prices changed as the tournament approached last year.

  • In the past two weeks, US Open Tennis average ticket prices have increased 1.5% ($5 per ticket). The two days after Labor Day and the Men’s Final have seen the largest price increases: 4.85% ($12 per ticket), 3.32% ($12 per ticket) and 5.1% ($38 per ticket) respectively. 
  • Not all tickets have increased. Tickets to Super Saturday at the US Open have dropped 2.5% ($14 per ticket), and many first week sessions have seen price drops in the range of 3.5% – 4.75%.
  • Will prices go down overall?  At this time last year, US Open Tennis average ticket prices were $311, about 1% more than this year. Average prices dropped to $294 two weeks before the start of last year’s tournament (5.5% less), before rising again to $314 by its start.  US Open Tennis tickets demand doubled during the week leading up to the start of the tournament, driving the increase in ticket prices.  Based on last years data, tennis fans found the best prices on US Open tickets two weeks prior to the start of the tournament and before there was a spike in ticket prices once play got underway.

 

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