2008 US Open Tennis Advance Ticket Sale Exclusively for American Express(R) Cardmembers

American Express and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that American Express will once again offer their Cardmembers the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2008 US Open prior to public sale. Tickets are available for purchase with an American Express Card through USOpen.org, Ticketmaster or by calling 1-866-OPEN TIX, from 9 a.m. EST Monday, June 2 through 11 p.m. EST Saturday, June 7.

American Express is proud to offer its Cardmembers access to the US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world. Tickets are available for the Promenade in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and grounds admission. As an extra bonus, Cardmembers will receive one ticket free1 for every ticket purchased for select sessions. Cardmembers will also be able to redeem Membership Rewards® points for tickets.

Year after year, the US Open represents a cultural phenomenon that captures the hearts of New Yorkers and tennis fans across the country, said Jessica Igoe, Global Director of Sponsorship Marketing at American Express. For the 15th straight year, well create memorable experiences at the US Open for our Cardmembers, as part of our ongoing effort to provide unparalleled access to prestigious events in entertainment and sports across the country.

American Express, Proud to be a US Open Partner

Since 1994, American Express has developed initiatives designed to elevate the profile of tennis and enhance the experience of the US Open with Cardmember benefits, including personal TVs and radios that provide live feeds of the event, guest information and concierge services.

After the American Express pre-sale ends on June 7, tickets for the US Open will go on sale to the general public Monday, June 9 at 9 a.m. through USOpen.org, Ticketmaster and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office in Flushing, New York.

Unparalleled Entertainment and Sporting Access

American Express continues to provide its Cardmembers with unique access to all aspects of entertainment, ranging from sports to film to music and more. American Express aims to showcase the benefits of membership by providing access to events that Cardmembers are passionate about, including the US Open, which is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year.

For more information about the access that American Express provides for its Cardmember community to the best music, theatre and sports events, visit americanexpress.com/entertainment.

About American Express

American Express Company is a leading global payments, network and travel company founded in 1850. For more information, visit http://www.americanexpress.com.

About The USTA

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every levelfrom local communities to the highest level of the professional game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns the 94 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the U.S. teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. A not-for-profit organization with 720,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com.

1 Terms & conditions apply. While supplies last. Additional free ticket offer applies to sessions 2, 4, 6, 8, 16, 17, 19, 21 & 23 for Upper Promenade and is limited and subject to availability, valid through June 15 (with the exception of June 8) and available by phone and online only.


Adam Feigen, 212-373-6106
American Express
Leslie Berland, 212-640-5142

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