U.S. Open Prices Up 38%. TicketIQ Buying Guide Uncovers the Value

While a Hurricane watch is not typical end of summer activity for New Yorkers, Irene made it front-page news across the entire tri-state area. With Irene having passed, New Yorkers, and tennis fans, can turn their attention to more leisurely, and typical, end-of-summer fare, namely The U.S. Open.

Since the beginning of the Open era in 1968, late August in Queens has been the undivided center of the tennis world. This year will be no different, and like every other year, it's a hot ticket. If you're looking for a few tips on when to buy so you can to get the most serve for your buck, we at TicketIQ have provided the first of our annual U.S. Open Price run-down:

Day vs. Night: If you can wait for night tennis, you'll save about 9% on average. The average of all day sessions is $370 (get-in price $25), compared to the night sessions which are going for $337 (get-in price $34).

Weekend vs. Weekday: Weekend sessions are selling for an average of $489 vs. $259 for Weekday sessions.

Day of the Week: Cheapest: Tuesday-Day, $134; Most expensive: Saturday, $933; Best Value: Friday, $243

Week One vs. Week Two: Week One, $227; Week Two: $370

Lower Level for Upper Level: Lower Level: $1340 avg/Get-in $185; Upper Level: $180/Get-in $12

Best Value: If you're looking one day that combines the some of the frenetic pace of early rounds with some big-stage stakes, Labor day may be the best bet. The Labor day day session will cost you an average of $338. If you're bargain hunting, Monday night screams value. At an average price of $150 and a get-in price of $40, it's the 4th least expensive session of the tournament.

If you'd like to get your hands on some US Open Tennis Tickets, visit TicketIQ.com.

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