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U.S. Open Tennis Championships Attendance Records
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YearAttendanceSessionsAverageLargestDate
1968 97,294 11 8,845 14,106 Sat. 9/17
1969 101,496 12 8,458 11,807 Sat. 9/7
1970 122,996 11 11,181 14,502 Sun. 9/13
1971 121,233 11 11,021 13,647 Fri. 9/7
1972 130,010 12 10,834 14,969 Sun. 9/10
1973 137,488 12 11,457 15,241 Sun. 9/9
1974 153,287 12 12,774 15,402 Sun. 9/8
1975 (a) 216,683 20 10,834 16,299 Fri. 8/29
1976 250,880 20 12,544 16,788 Fri. 9/3
1977 218,480 21 10,404 12,644 Sun. 9/11
1978 (b) 275,300 21 13,110 18,032 Sun. 9/10
1979 305,311 23 13,274 18,288 Sun. 9/9
1980 331,140 23 14,397 18,606 Thu. 9/4
1981 351,424 23 15,279 18,892 Sat. 9/12
1982 359,969 23 15,651 18,796 Wed. 9/8
1983 376,676 23 16,377 18,770 Tue. 9/8
1984 392,111 23 17,048 18,926 Fri. 9/7
1985 409,455 23 17,802 19,343 Tue. 9/3
1986 413,821 23 17,992 19,258 Tue. 9/2
1987 405,759 22 18,444 19,358 Mon. 9/14
1988 403,698 22 18,350 19,217 Thu. 9/8
1989 416,855 22 18,947 19,376 Tue. 9/5
1990 421,994 22 19,182 19,403 Tue. 8/28
1991 482,629 25 19,305 19,590 Wed. 9/4
1992 520,868 25 20,834 21,731 Wed. 9/2
1993 530,764 25 20,230 22,676 Sun. 9/5
1994 529,687 25 21,187 23,618 Tues. 8/30
1995 (c) 505,666 25 20,266 21,348 Thu. 8/31
1996 506,012 25 20,240 21,185 Mon. 8/26
1997 (d) 559,544 25 22,382 24,882 Sun. 8/31
1998 535,155 25 21,406 25,202 Sun. 9/6
1999 584,490 25 23,379 29,042 Fri. 9/3
2000 606,017 25 24,241 31,872 Sat. 9/2
2001 (e) 639,343 26 24,590 32,078 Sat. 9/1
2002 628,738 26 24,182 32,797 Sat. 8/31
2003 (f) 615,456 26 23,671 34,717 Sun. 8/31
2004 631,870 26 24,302 35,226 Mon. 9/6
2005 659,538 26 25,367 35,485 Sun. 9/4
2006 640,000 26 24,615 36,830 Sun. 9/3
2007 715,587 26 27,523 37,350 Sat. 9/1
2008 720,227 26 28,085 37,380 Sat. 8/30
2009 721,059 26 27,733 37,388 Fri. 9/4
2010 712,976 26 27,422 37,888 Sat. 9/4
2011 658,664 25 27,768 37,888 Thu. 9/1
(a) first year of night sessions
(b) first year at USTA National Tennis Center
(c) first year counting paid attendance only
(d) first year with Arthur Ashe Stadium
(e) first year with women's final as a separate session
(f) rain affected eight sessions of play and caused for an additional night session to be added to the schedule.

Note:
At Forest Hills (10 years, 1968-77): 142 Sessions drew 1,549,847 (10,914 average per session)
At USTA National Tennis Center (31 years, 1978 to present): 752 sessions drew 15,485,129 (20,592 average per session)
Since Arthur Ashe Stadium was built: 13 years (1997 to present): 335 sessions - 8,257,049 total attendance (24,648 average/session)

Records:
Largest single session: 37,388, Friday, September 4, 2009,
Saturday, September 5, 2009, Sunday, September 6, 2009
Smallest single session: 131, Sept. 9, 1969 (men's doubles final only)
Second smallest session: 3,708, Sept. 8, 1969 (men's singles final, rain)
Largest daily gate: 61,554, Friday, September 4, 2009
Largest total attendance, one tournament: 721,059 (2009)

US Open Averages
At West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills
10 years (1968-77): 142 sessions - 1,549,847 total attendance (10,914 average/session)

At USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing
30 years (1978 to present): 726 sessions - 14,754,902 total attendance (20,324 average/session)

Since Arthur Ashe Stadium was built
11 years (1997 to present): 283 sessions - 6,815,763 total attendance (24,084 average/session)


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