US Open breaks attendance record with crowds of more than 750,000
The US Open has reported that the 2022 edition was its most attended in history as fans flocked to the Billie Jean National Tennis Center in their hundreds of thousands at the end fo August and beginning of September.
New York hosted the final Slam of 2022, welcoming 776,000 fans through its gates over the course of the tournament. That surpasses the previous record of 737,000 coming in the pre-Covid 2019 event, where Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu came through as men’s and women’s singles champions.
Of course, the Arthur Ashe Stadium, completed in 1997, is a large factor in that figure, with its capacity of nearly 24,000 making it the largest permanent arena in all of tennis, and was reportedly sold out for every session for the first time in its 25-year history.
That show court was packed to the rafters for all four of Serena Williams’ matches, three singles and one doubles battle, at her last professional tournament and 21st US Open appearance.
The 2022 #USOpen has set a new attendance record, with 776,000 fans visiting the National Tennis Center.
The previous high from 2019 was 737,000.
Let’s keep growing the sport!
📷: @cameraworkusa pic.twitter.com/oMRcLUprdh
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 14, 2022
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