In 2013, the tennis US Open will have more money at stake than ever before, with the purse up 28% since last year, to a total of $33.6 million dollars and ticket prices have gone up to an average of $336, which is the highest over the last four years.
According to Forbes.com, the tournament has stated a purse target of $50 million in 2017, while Wimbledon too announced that they would increase prices by 40% to a total purse of $34.4 million.
The report said that Labour Day tickets would be 88% more than before, and even though prices during the first week will be cheaper in the evening, once work schedules kick in, night sessions would be more expensive.
Most people think that the best way to enjoy the Open is to get a grounds pass for the first week, which can mean a front-row seat for some great battles on the outer courts, the report added.
The cheapest ticket for this year's US Open is the first Tuesday afternoon, when it will cost $24 to see the action, the report further said.