US OPEN TAKES OVER NEW YORK’S TIMES SQUARE
TO LAUNCH FIRST DAY OF 2010 US OPEN TICKET ON-SALE
Free Event Open To General Public Monday, June 7 (8 a.m.–2 p.m.) in Times Square
Event Features Skills Competition on a Miniature US Open Tennis Court, Ticket Kiosks,
Photos with the US Open Trophy, Ticket Giveaways, and a Book Signing by Patrick McEnroe
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The USTA announced today that the US Open will take over Times Square in New York City on Monday, June 7, to launch the first day of the 2010 US Open Ticket On-Sale and celebrate the US Open which will be played in Flushing, N.Y., Monday, August 30 through Sunday, September 12.
“US Open Takes Times Square” will run from 8 a.m.–2 p.m., on June 7. The day is free to the public, and will feature a wide range of US Open and tennis activities for people of all ages and skill levels.
“We’re thrilled to bring a bit of the US Open from Flushing to the heart of Manhattan,” said Harlan Stone, Chief Business & Marketing Officer, USTA. “All sports fans appreciate the world-class tennis, the competition, and the entertainment that the US Open brings each year. By taking over Times Square, we will give everyone a taste of all that our event has to offer and give New Yorkers the opportunity to experience the US Open in a whole new way.”
Kiosks also will be available on site for fans to purchase tickets to the day and night sessions of the 2010 US Open, as well as for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. Fans also can register at the kiosks to win a pair of tickets to the 2010 US Open. One pair will be given out each hour during the event.
“US Open Takes Times Square” will feature a skills and target competition on a miniature US Open-style tennis court constructed in Times Square, with participants competing for free US Open tickets, merchandise, and other prizes. Fans can have their photo taken with the US Open trophy and in front of the US Open player wall, featuring life-sized stills of the US Open’s biggest stars.
Additionally, Patrick McEnroe, U.S. Davis Cup Captain and General Manager of USTA Player Development, will be present at noon to sign advance copies of his new book, Hardcourt Confidential: Tales from Twenty Years in the Pro Tennis Trenches, which goes on sale June 8.
The 2010 US Open will be held from Monday, August 30 through Sunday, September 12 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day presented by Hess, a full-day tennis and music festival for children and families, will kick off the US Open for the 15th consecutive year and will take place on Saturday, August 28. Tickets for the 2010 US Open and Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day can be purchased:
· at USOpen.org
· by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX
· at all Ticketmaster outlets
· at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office