July 11, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | email@example.com
Bid now on two tickets for courtside seats and Presidential Suite access at the 2012 U.S. Open.
The highest bidder for these exclusive tickets will enjoy lunch in the luxurious and exclusive U.S. Tennis Association's President's Dining Room, access to the hospitality lounge in the Presidential Suite and a behind-the-scenes tour of Arthur Ashe Stadium -- an opportunity available to only a select few and never for sale to the general public.
To bid, click here.
Bidding ends at 5 p.m. July 27. See additional rules below.
In addition to the great lunch and VIP treatment, winners of these tickets witness the tournament from seats in the USTA President's Courtside Box. The tour includes a look at the Players' Lounge, the Players' Dining Room and the media center.
These special passes also include access to:
-- Courtside seating in the Louis Armstrong Stadium
-- All other courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
-- US Open Bus Transportation from the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City
The one-day passes may be used on any one of the following days of the U.S. Open: Aug. 28, Aug. 29. or Aug. 30, 2012.
These tickets were donated by Jon Vegosen, chairman of the board and president of the United States Tennis Association. Proceeds from the auction benefit the National Press Club Journalism Institute, which provides education and training to professional journalists and scholarships to aspiring journalists.
Follow the bidding here: http://www.press.org/institute/us-open-tickets
Terms, conditions and auction rules: 1) No substitutions, refunds or exchanges. Not for public use or sale. Sessions may be subject to rescheduling due to weather conditions. 2) Access to the President’s Suite is by invitation only and all guests must adhere to the dress code and follow the guidelines included with their invitation. Age restriction for children is 12 and over in the President’s Suite. 3) The winning bid will be announced at 5 p.m. on July 27. 4) Bids open at $250 and may be raised in increments of $25. 5) High bid from the previous day will be posted by 10 a.m. each day here: http://www.press.org/institute/us-open-tickets 6) Highest bidder by 5 p.m. July 27 wins the auction. 7) In case of multiple bids in the same amount, tickets will go to the email bid with the earlist time and date stamp. 8) Your bid must include your name, mailing address and telephone number to guarantee your bid. 9) These terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.