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Get free admission to the US Open 2017

Peter Terlato 4 September 2017

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There is, of course, one catch…

Tennis fans have been paying up to thousands of dollars to watch the best players in the world compete at the 137th US Open, held at Flushing Meadows in New York City, since it commenced late last month.

However, there is a way to get day-long complimentary access to the tournament.

From midday Thursday 7 September 2017, the US Open will open its gates to the public and host its third annual Community Day, providing free access to guests and featuring plenty of live tennis and other festivities.

If this seems too good to be true, that’s because, to a degree, it is.

The free admission doesn’t allow fans access to Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the headline players compete.

Despite this omission, the day will feature the always entertaining men’s and women’s professional doubles, men’s and women’s wheelchair competition, US Open Juniors and American Collegiate Invitational.

In addition, punters will have access to the five sanctioned practice courts. You may get lucky and spot the likes of Rafael Nadal, Venus Williams or Roger Federer having a hit before their upcoming finals matches.

Those who attend on Thursday will also be invited to stay and enjoy the women’s semifinals, which will be displayed on large screens located throughout the park grounds.

Check the tournament website for more information or to find out when your favorite player is next competing.

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