The end of August, and early September, signifies a big weekend for the those New Yorkers that leave the city for Labor Day; however, if you’re sticking around there’s one event that will score you some big NYC points. Since 1881, the US Open has been one of the oldest tennis tournaments for which men’s singles were first contested. With the first tournament being held in Newport, Rhode Island, it took until 1924 for the Open to finally find its way to New York, settling in Forest Hills, Queens. By 1978, it moved not too far away to Flushing, Queens where the tournament is still played today. As it has been in previous years, two stadiums will house patrons over the course of the weekend. Arthur Ashe Stadium & Louis Armstrong Stadium can hold up to 22 & 10 thousand fans respectively.
With both the LIRR and the 7 train on site, transportation to either venue is easy and cheap. Fans, or anyone interested in rich 212 history, can purchase tickets to the event on the US Open website.