2015 US Open

World Fuel | Colt has what you need to make a trip to the US Open in New York, August 31 - September 13.


Trip Planning Guide

The 2015 US Open Tennis Championship will be held August 31 - September 13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York. This annual event is the fourth and final tennis major comprising the Grand Slam, after the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. Players compete on acrylic hardcourt in men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles over the two weeks in Corona Park, Queens, New York.


General Event Information

Safety is one of the highest priorities at the US Open, and the USTA will continue to take every reasonable step to ensure the safety of everyone entering the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center gates. The USTA will be implementing several important security measures in conjunction with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies:

  • We encourage you to arrive early to avoid delays and help speed the entry of all spectators.
  • All fans will go through a screening process before passing through the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center entry gates.
  • There will be a limit of one bag per person admitted onto the grounds.
  • All bags are subject to search and cannot be larger than 12"W x 12"H x 16"L.
  • There will be no bag storage on the grounds. For a nominal charge, there is a bag storage facility located outside the East Gate and South Gate entrances.
  • Speed lines for those fans without bags will be available at all gates.

The list of prohibited items that MAY NOT be brought onto the premises can be found on the What Can You Bring | Event Guide on 2015 US Open Official Site.



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Crime is the primary security concern. The United States has experienced a downward trend in crime rates in recent years. The threat of terrorism remains a concern in the United States. The level of drug cartel violence in Mexican cities along the U.S.-Mexico border has thus far not significantly affected security conditions in U.S. cities. Kidnapping for ransom, while relatively rare in the United States, presents an increasing concern in the U.S., especially as it relates to ongoing kidnapping concerns in Mexico, including the increasing threat in border cities located on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border. Reports of an increase in drug cartel-related kidnappings in Arizona, however, do not indicate a threat to most travelers. Protests and strikes have the potential to cause transportation disruptions. Natural disasters, including earthquakes and hurricanes, are significant concerns in certain areas.

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Accommodations

Historic NYC provides a wide variety of quality hotels, many offering complementary shuttle service to the event. Event rates will apply. The US Open website lists travel packages that include accommodations. The USTA recommends staying at a hotel in Queens near the stadium, or at a hotel in Manhattan near the 7 train, which will take visitors directly to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center/Willets Point stop.

The impact on hotel rates appear high. The primary event location will see rate increases and inventory compression. It is important to note the cancellation policies at each hotel to avoid penalties. For assistance, contact Colt Trip Support directly at operations@coltinternational.com or call +1 281 280 2200.

Useful Resources


Airport Considerations
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Getting to Event

Direction options are available on the US Open site.

By Mass Transit – Use mass transit to make your trip to the US Open convenient and cost-effective.

By Car – If your plans require that you drive, please follow these recommendations closely.

Resource Links

The following will provide you with links to web sites that will help with planning your trip to the US Open. This section contains links to sites that provide information on news feeds, security alerts, and information on health and general country statistical information.

The information provided is based on current information at time of publication and may be subject to change.
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