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September 01, 2005

US Open Comes to Manhattan

usopen_logo.gifThe U.S. Open is in full swing and tickets are becoming scarce. Ticket prices on CraigsList and eBay are approaching the triple digits, more still for day 13 tickets. But if the fun of summer has wrought havoc on your finances, (as it has ours), or if a trip to Flushing is far too long a journey, you still have a chance to see a match. American Express is bringing the excitement of the U.S. Open to two Manhattan locations: Satellite viewing events at Madison Square Park (between 5th and Madison Avenues and 23rd and 26th Streets) and the World Financial Center (bordered by the Hudson River and West, Vesey and Liberty Streets).

"From Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, September 11, both locations will be transformed into interactive tennis experiences complete with jumbotron screens where fans can enjoy the live broadcast of each day's matches from 11AM - 11PM, stadium seating, special concessions at Madison Square Park provided by New York eateries Blue Smoke and Tabla, pro instruction, daily ticket sweepstakes and an assortment of other activities, including a New York Sports Legends Doubles Challenge, player appearances and more - all open to the public and free of charge."

QLL is excited about the jumbotron and special concessions! These details will bring the U.S. Open experience into the heart of our city, stadium seating to boot!

Monica Seles will be offering tennis tips and answering fan questions at the World Financial Center on Tuesday, September 6 and at Madison Square Park on Wednesday, September 7th from 12:30PM to 1:30PM.

b_0830_037roddick.jpgOn another US Open note, Andy Roddick's loss at the hands of Gilles Muller of Luxembourg is compounded by the American Express ad campaign in which Andy "loses" his "mojo" and can't seem to hit any balls. The "Have You Seen Andy's Mojo?" slogan has been plastered on everything from subway trains to billboards.

Sorry Andy.

Posted by Jeremy at September 1, 2005 02:28 PM


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