US Opek Week 1 sets attendance record with over half a million spectators

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The US Open Week 1 main-draw attendance has shattered records, surpassing an impressive 500,000 spectators, with a staggering 502,385 tennis enthusiasts coming to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The first six days of the main draw have etched their place in history, marking the six highest-attended days ever witnessed at the US Open.

On Day 1 that staged a celebration of the 50th anniversary of equal prize money, a staggering total of 72,957 attendees experienced the day and night sessions combined, marking an unprecedented record in the history of the US Open. The night session on the same day witnessed an exceptional attendance of 30,429, achieving a remarkable tournament record for a single night session.

Furthermore, the US Open set a Labor Day Weekend attendance record this year, with 201,787 fans coming to Flushing Meadows over the last three days. It’s the first time the US Open’s Labor Day Weekend crowd has topped the 200,000 mark.

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