Arthur Ashe Stadium
Arthur Ashe Stadium Information
The Arthur Ash Stadium is the main court of the US Open and is located within the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. The stadium was opened in 1978 and named after Arthur Ashe, an African American Tennis player who won the men's final inaugural US Open in 1968.
The turf on the court is comprised of a product called "Deco Turf". It is a product that is 100% acrylic, with an asphalt sub base. It is made up of a 10 layer cushion system, with 5 coats of cushion for builder resiliency and 5 layers of blue or green with silica. The amount of Silica is what determines the speed of play for the court. This system is the USTA National Tennis Center surface of choice.
About Arthur Ashe Stadium
The signature blue inner court coloring was finalized in 2005 for all the US Open courts so the live and televised audience could follow the ball better. Having the Blue color is a 180 degree difference from the yellow ball is what makes the contrast so great and easier to see, however the outer court is still the traditional green color.
Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York
Arthur Ashe Stadium can hold 22,547 people. The seating choices are Courtside, Luxury Suite, loge, Lower Promenade, or Upper Promenade and yes there is plenty of Handicap seating options as well.
Arthur Ashe Stadium has very strict rules for what they allow in so please be sure and read up before you go. They will NOT allow any glass or metal containers, any sealed container, only small amounts of food for medical or infant purposes, no coolers, no noise makers, no camera or video equipment of any type, no alcoholic beverages, no banners or flags of any kind, no laser pointing devices, no knapsacks, no backpacks, no briefcases, no weapons, no pets (unless a service animal), and several other items so be sure to look at the US Open web site before you go.
Arthur Ashe Stadium allows early entrance before the event so be sure to get your ticket and get to the proper gate early so you can enjoy the entire match and not be stuck in a security line!