Spectator Sport activities in USA
In the National League since 1962, the Mets remain New York’s ‘new’ baseball team. Fans still hold onto the magic of ’86, when the Mets last won the World Series in a miraculous comeback. So flip on your cap, grab an ale and cheer the boys to victory at Citi Field stadium, a 35-minute subway trip from Midtown.
The US Open takes place in late August; tickets usually go on sale at Ticketmaster in April or May, but are hard to get for marquee games. General admission to early rounds is easier; running about $80 (top bleachers on Court 7 can take in five matches at once). Scan the USTA website in January/February for updates.
The USTA has 30 outdoor courts and an indoor tennis center with 12 courts (per hour outdoor court $20 to $32, indoor court $20 to $65) that can be hired. Reservations can be made up to two days in advance. Hourly lessons are $90 to $120.