Ever since I returned to NYC four summers ago, I’ve made it a point to venture out to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. A subway ticket and quick ride on the 7 train from midtown will get you there and the grounds are a great way to spend a Saturday.
The past two years I have been thankful to work with Chase, title sponsor for the US Open. As a chase customer you get a taste of the VIP experience with access to the Chase Lounge a place to grab drinks and a few signature honey deuces before matches begin – you can make a reservation here. Last year I attended an event at the Chase Lounge with Andy Roddick. Nothing like watching a tennis match with one of the greats!
This year, Chase was kind enough to help me get in on the action and watch another great, Roger Federer (SUI), take on Frances Tiafoe (USA) if you watched the match you know it was a doozy with Federer winning in the 5th set. There’s nothing better than being inside Arthur Ashe for a killer match. When the roof is closed (thank god it was because it was raining the night we went) the place gets really loud and with only 23,000 seats it can get really exciting with the whole stadium going.
Since the open is also only once a year – you often see a few celebs in the stands. While he was about the size of a Polly Pocket, I was in the same room as Sean Connery, fellow birthday buddy! (OMG!)
Thanks so much to Chase for making it another memorable year at the US Open. There’s still so much tennis left too, like the men’s semi’s tonight and the finals throughout the weekend. Even if not to attend a final match – there’s still grounds passes and Chase Customers get great access. See what’s available here.
Thanks to Chase for sponsoring this post.