(August 25, 2015) The sun is setting earlier and the heat is still ever-present in New York. Summer is quickly fading as August winds down, and the 2015 US Open Tennis Championship will soon invade Queens, New York for its annual stay at Arthur Ashe Stadium. With Serena Williams looking to make history as just the fourth woman to claim all four Grand Slam titles in the same calendar year, prices for US Open tickets have increased significantly on the secondary market from last year’s two-week affair. However, for fans looking to get the best bang for their buck, night sessions will be considerably cheaper than day sessions through the Round of 16.
According to TiqIQ the average secondary market price for 2015 US Open tickets over the tournament’s 24 rounds is $378.29. That marks a 24.3% increase over last year’s average of $304.35. This year’s tournament will play over two more rounds than in 2014 and has still seen prices increase, likely due to the appeal of Williams’ pursuit of history.
Perhaps more interestingly is the price disparity between both sessions each day from August 31-September 7. Over that time, each night session is cheaper than the preceding day session. Session 1, which begins on August 31 at 11am, currently owns a secondary market average of $184.72. Later that night, Session 2 tickets average $168.29, an 8.9% fallout. Sessions 3-8 follow a similar price pattern, falling anywhere between 1.5 and 15% between day and night events. The deeper the tournament goes, however, the bigger the price drop between each day’s session, and Sessions 9-16 will experience the biggest decrease in price from day to night of the tournament.
Session 9 US Open tickets on September 4 currently average $310.27 on the secondary market. That same night, Session 10 US Open tickets are averaging $231.93, a 25.2% difference. On September 5, Session 11 tickets average $406.92 while Session 12 tickets that night have a median price of $302.55, 25.6% cheaper.
Ticket prices will continue to nosedive the following day, as Session 13 tickets average $402.55 and Session 14 tickets average at just $259, a 35.6% drop. On September 7, Session 15 tickets own a secondary market average of $348.73 while Session 16 tickets average $205.75, 41% cheaper.
Such a trend will break during the Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinal stage beginning on September 8. Session 17 US Open tickets, which honor the day events, average $234.56. That night, Session 18 tickets average $442.40, marking an 88.6% increase between day and night sessions. That will be the case the following day as well, as September 9 Session 19 tickets average $292.12 and Session 20 tickets average $586.21, the most expensive ticket average outside the Final rounds on September 12 and 13.
If searching for US Open Men’s and Women’s Final tickets, expect to pay big. The average price for US Open Men’s Final tickets on TiqIQ is now $909.11 and the cheapest available is listed for $246 on the secondary market. US Open Women’s Final tickets average $807.12 and get-in price is $168.