2014 Tennis Tickets Preview: US Open tickets remain most expensive
January 14, 2014
While the US Open is far and away the biggest tennis tournament in America by virtue of being the only Grand Slam to take place in the United States, there are a lot of other prominent tournaments such as the BNP Paribas Open and Sony Open. These two tournaments run back to back during the month of March, with the BNP Paribas Open taking place in the first half and the Sony Open in the latter. Both of these two tournaments are a much better value than the US Open but don’t have the prestige that comes along with the Grand Slam tournament, as seen by US Open tickets averaging $371 over the course of the tournament.
The BNP Paribas Open takes place in Indian Wells, California and currently averages $274 for a ticket while in Miami the Sony Open averages only $161. It is no secret that as a tournament progresses its tickets will too progress as they will get more expensive as it goes on but at the start of them tickets are actually pretty reasonable. The average cost for Sony Open tickets during its first week goes for $115 compared to the BNP Paribas Open at $176 and US Open for $236. While the BNP Paribas Open and US Open have only a $50 difference in price for their first week; in the second week of their tournaments that gap widens to $255 as the US Open averages $587 to the BNP Paribas Opens $332 with the Sony Open rounding it out with an average ticket cost of $193.
Ticket prices then skyrocket for the Championship Matches of each tournament, and the Sony Open actually averages more for its Championship than the BNP Paribas averaging $475 compared to $427. The US Open more than doubles the other two matches in week two averaging $941, but that is not even the most expensive day of the tournament. That would take place two days beforehand for the Men’s Semifinal and Women’s Doubles Final which is going for $1120 due to there being more matches that day. The BNP Paribas Open is the same way as its Semifinals and Doubles Final are going for 22% more than its Final tickets averaging $545.