The US Open tennis grand slam has broken single-session and daily attendance records, becoming the first Grand Slam to reach over 950,000 spectators over a three-week period.
The New York tournament's total attendance was up 8% from 2022, with 957,387 attendees over the 20 days, which consisted of the main draw and US Open Fan Week. The US Open concluded yesterday (September 10), with Novak Djokovic winning the men's singles title, with Coco Gauff winning the women's singles on Saturday (September 9).
The tournament's main-draw attendance was a US Open record of 799,402, including sell-outs in all 25 sessions in the Arthur Ashe Stadium for the second year in a row.
Both the men's and women's championship sessions were the highest-attended championship sessions in US Open history, with 28,804 and 28,143 respectively inside Arthur Ashe.
The first week of the main draw saw a record overall attendance of 502,385, while day three of the tournament on August 30 surpassed 73,000 in single-day attendance for the first time.
A record 73,007 fans attended the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, beating the previous record of 72,957 set on August 28. Indeed, the first three days of the tournament delivered the two highest-attended days in the event’s history.
Before the hard-court tournament began, US Open 'Fan Week' had an overall attendance of over 150,000 from August 22 to 27, a 41% increase from 2022’s then-record 111,924 attendance. The event involves the US Open qualifying tournament as well as other free events and entertainment.
Over August and early September, commercial agreements covering the 2023 US Open were struck with American Express, the Italian coffee brand Lavazza, French sunscreen brand La Roche-Posay, Italian aperitif drink Aperol, NYC hospital network Mount Sinai, and luxury jewelry and design house Tiffany & Co.
Other US Open sponsors for this year's edition, meanwhile, included JPMorgan, Chase, and Emirates, all top-tier partners.