Free U.S. Open Events:
The U.S. Open tennis tournament and Fan Week events take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. The following events are all free of charge. The main tournament matches require tickets.
August 21 – 26, 2018 – Practices – You can watch players practice at the tennis center, free of charge. The U.S. Open website posts the daily practice schedules.
August 22. 2018 – Queens Day – Including a dedication ceremony for the new Armstrong Stadium, a performance by Wynton Marsalis, and an honorary first match on the Armstrong Stadium court, featuring John and Patrick McEnroe versus James Blake and Michael Chang.
August 24, 2018 – Media Day – The public can attend Media Day from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium on Friday to hear top players field questions from reporters.
August 24 & 26, 2018 – Legends Matches – These exhibition matches between tennis greats are free to attend this year. On Friday, Aug. 24, former US Open champions Lindsay Davenport and Martina Navratilova will be joined by Michael Chang and Jan Michael-Gambill, while on Sunday, Aug. 26, four US Open winners – Davenport, Navratilova, Tracy Austin and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario – will face off in the Grandstand.
September 6, 2018 – Community Day – Free admission to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Visitors can watch men’s and women’s doubles action and the mixed doubles competition. You can also see future stars in action in the singles and doubles junior events, as well as the quads and doubles divisions of the wheelchair competition. You’ll be able to walk around the grounds and get access to all of the field courts plus the unreserved sections of Grandstand and Louis Armstrong Stadium. In the evening, you can relax by the South Plaza Fountains outside Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch the two women’s singles semifinals back-to-back, all while enjoying a refreshing drink or a bite to eat.
The US Open Tournament is held at the USTA Bille Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows in Queens.
If you’re staying in Manhattan, you can take the subway to Flushing Meadow.