Going, going, mostly gone — U.S. Open tickets sell out for final round on Sunday

Staff writerJuly 17, 2014 

All final-round tickets and weekly ticket packages have sold out for the U.S. Open next June at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, the United States Golf Association said Thursday.

Some daily tickets for the first three rounds of competition remain but are expected to sell out quickly, the USGA said. Tickets for three practice-round days also are available.

A top USGA official described the response to the major championship coming to the Pacific Northwest for the first time as “amazing.”

“The support and enthusiasm that we have received in the local area has been simply amazing,” said Reg Jones, senior director of the U.S. Open.

“It is very clear based on the response with our volunteer recruitment, ticket sales, and hospitality sales that golf fans in the Pacific Northwest understand the historic nature of hosting their first U.S. Open championship,” Jones said in a statement.

Tickets went on sale to the general public June 9. Ticket sales are being limited to 30,000 for each day of the tournament to avoid overcrowding the Chambers Bay course.

The least expensive daily tickets still available are $50 for practice rounds; the gallery tickets for the three remaining competition days cost $110 for Thursday or Friday play and $125 for Saturday play.

The U.S. Open, which includes three days of practice rounds followed by four days of competition, will take place June 15-21. Weeklong attendance is expected to reach 235,000, including spectators, media and volunteers.

In February, the USGA was inundated with applications from prospective tournament volunteers.

About 4,500 spots and a waiting list of 1,500 filled up in an unprecedented 36 hours. Another 2,000 came in before the application period was shut down in March, on-site championship director Danny Sink said.

The U.S. Open has sold out for 28 consecutive years.

For more ticket information, visit usga.org/tickets.

Steve Maynard: 253-597-8647 steve.maynard@thenewstribune.com @TNTstevemaynard

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