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Long lines, high wait times sour fan experience on Day 1 of U.S. Open main rounds

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New York Daily News

The issue wasn’t having enough fans to attend the US Open in a pandemic. It was getting them inside that became “a s— show.” Fans complained of waiting up to 2 1/2 hours to get through security into the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, with the line at the East Gate packing attendees all the way to the subway station by Citi Field. “The optimal word is ‘s— show,’” said one fan named James, who attended the opening day of the tournament with his wife, Susan, and was dismayed by the 75-minute wait after purchasing tickets for $480. “Look where my seats were. These are big time seats….

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