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US Open Attendance History
Year
Attendance
Sessions
Average
Largest
Date
2009
721,059
26
27,733
37,388
Fri. 9/4
2008
720,227
26
28,085
37,380
Sat. 8/30
2007
715,587
26
27,523
37,350
Sat. 9/1
2006
640,000^
26
24,615
36,830
Sun. 9/3
2005
659,538
26
25,367
35,485
Sun. 9/4
2004
631,870
26
24,302
35,226
Mon. 9/6
2003
(f) 615,456
26
23,671
34,717
Sun. 8/31
2002
628,738
26
24,182
32,797
Sat. 8/31
2001
(e) 639,343
26
24,590
32,078
Sat. 9/1
2000
606,017
25
24,241
31,872
Sat. 9/2
1999
584,490
25
23,379
29,042
Fri. 9/3
1998
535,155
25
21,406
25,202
Sun. 9/6
1997
(d) 559,544
25
22,382
24,882
Sun. 8/31
1996
506,012
25
20,240
21,185
Mon. 8/26
1995
(c) 505,666
25
20,266
21,348
Thu. 8/31
1994
529,687
25
21,187
23,618
Tues. 8/30
1993
530,764
25
20,230
22,676
Sun. 9/5
1992
520,868
25
20,834
21,731
Wed. 9/2
1991
482,629
25
19,305
19,590
Wed. 9/4
1990
421,994
22
19,182
19,403
Tue. 8/28
1989
416,855
22
18,947
19,376
Tue. 9/5
1988
403,698
22
18,350
19,217
Thu. 9/8
1987
405,759
22
18,444
19,358
Mon. 9/14
1986
413,821
23
17,992
19,258
Tue. 9/2
1985
409,455
23
17,802
19,343
Tue. 9/3
1984
392,111
23
17,048
18,926
Fri. 9/7
1983
376,676
23
16,377
18,770
Tue. 9/8
1982
359,969
23
15,651
18,796
Wed. 9/8
1981
351,424
23
15,279
18,892
Sat. 9/12
1980
331,140
23
14,397
18,606
Thu. 9/4
1979
305,311
23
13,274
18,288
Sun. 9/9
1978
(b) 275,300
21
13,110
18,032
Sun. 9/10
1977
218,480
21
10,404
12,644
Sun. 9/11
1976
250,880
20
12,544
16,788
Fri. 9/3
1975
(a) 216,683
20
10,834
16,299
Fri. 8/29
1974
153,287
12
12,774
15,402
Sun. 9/8
1973
137,488
12
11,457
15,241
Sun. 9/9
1972
130,010
12
10,834
14,969
Sun. 9/10
1971
121,233
11
11,021
13,647
Fri. 9/7
1970
122,996
11
11,181
14,502
Sun. 9/13
1969
101,496
12
8,458
11,807
Sat. 9/7
1968
97,294
11
8,845
14,106
Sat. 9/17
^Net attendance taking into account approximately 60,000 exchanges from six sessions that qualified for USTA inclement weather policy.

(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.
US OPEN ATTENDANCE RECORDS:

Single session
Largest day session:
37,388 - Friday, Sept. 4, 2009; Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009; Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009
Smallest single session:
131 - Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1969 (men's doubles final only, rain delayed)
2nd smallest:
3,708 - Monday, Sept. 8, 1969 (men's singles final only, rain delayed)
 
Daily Gate (day/night combined)
Largest daily gate:
61,554 - Friday, Sept. 4, 2009
 
Tournament Total
Largest total attendance:
721,059 - 2009 US Open
 
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
32 years (1978 to present):
778 sessions - 16,206,188 total attendance
(20,831 average/session)
 
Since Arthur Ashe Stadium was built
13 years (1997 to present):
335 sessions - 8,257,049 total attendance
(24,648 average/session)