Day Trip to US Open – Aug 30

Above: Take a trip next month to see tennis players from around the world competing for the US Open Cup (image from US Open website)

Southborough Recreation is organizing another day trip to to the US Open.

The bus trip is scheduled for Thursday, August 30th. (Parents of school aged kids should note – that is the second day of public school in Southborough.)

The Rec Dept promotes:

Be part of the excitement without having to drive!

Come see the top men and women players from around the world compete for the 2018 US Open Grand Slam title. The US Open is the final and most exciting Grand Slam of the year. Arthur Ashe Stadium and its capacity of nearly 23,000 possess the energy and electricity akin to the Super Bowl. You can walk the grounds and see some of the top players play on the outer courts. There is plenty of shopping, restaurants, and interactive booths for the whole family to enjoy. You will be on your own to immerse yourself in a day of tournament play! There will be a brief stop at the halfway point both to and from New York for coffee, snacks and a restroom break.

August 29, 2016 - Fans walk the grounds during the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. (from US Open website)

The trip is scheduled to leave Southborough at 6:00 am to arrive at the grounds in Flushing at 10:00 am. That gets you there in time for the men’s/women’s 2nd rounds starting at 11:00 am in most courts and at noon in the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Departure is that evening at 7:45/8:00 pm, getting home around midnight. 

The trip is $55 per person, but it only covers the transportation. You will still need to purchase your own tickets from US Open to access the grounds (Billie Jean King National Tennis Center) or a stadium. 

August 31, 2016 - Andreas Seppi in action against Rafael Nadal during the 2016 US Open in the Author Ashe Stadium. (from US Open website)As of this morning, grounds admission on August 30th was starting at $102 each. That promises to get you first-come, first-served access to “Louis Armstrong Stadium, the Grandstand and all field courts.” Confusingly, tickets to Author Ashe Stadium on that day started at $60 and promise the same access as grounds admission plus an assigned seat in the main stadium. (I feel like I must be missing something – but you can look at the details yourself on the ticket site.)

To register for the bus trip through Southborough Rec click here. (Note: One spot on the page will tell you that the age minimum is 18 years old. That’s just the unsupervised age. Minors are allowed if accompanied by adults.)

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