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A limited number of U.S. Open tickets remain

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that limited tickets remain for the 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., and that tickets can be purchased on-site at Will Call, located at the Main Admission Gate.

Hours of operation for Will Call for the on-site sale are for Friday Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This on-site ticket sale occurs at the same time as the pre-championship opening of the U.S. Open Merchandise Pavilion, considered to be "golf's largest pro shop" with 36,000 square feet of merchandise.

Daily Grounds, Trophy Club and 1895 Club tickets for the practice rounds (Monday-Wednesday) and Grounds and Trophy Club tickets for the opening day of the championship (Thursday) will be available for purchase on-site at The Olympic Club.

Tickets are sold out for the second round of championship play, but a limited number of tickets remain for the first round and are expected to sell quickly.

Beginning Monday, any remaining tickets can be purchased at the Main Will Call and the John Muir Will Call between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., while supplies last.

Each buyer is permitted to purchase up to four tickets for each day. Tickets include free public parking at Candlestick Park and shuttle transportation to and from the Main Admission Gate. Cameras are permitted on practice-round days only (June 11-13), providing an opportunity to photograph the world's best golfers as they prepare to compete in the national championship.

Junior tickets are always available on-site at either Will Call and at all admission gates during each day of the championship. Juniors age 12 and younger will be admitted free of charge any day when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

There is a maximum of two junior tickets per one adult ticket holder. Junior tickets permit Trophy Club access only when accompanied by an adult Trophy Club ticket holder. Junior tickets do not permit 1895 Club access, but 1895 Club tickets can be purchased for juniors.

The U.S. Open has sold out for 25 consecutive years. For more information about pricing, parking and a list of prohibited items, visit www.usopen.com.

More than 17,000 satellite parking spaces have been secured to assure that the anticipated 230,000 spectators during the week of the U.S. Open experience trouble-free travel to and from the championship. Local traffic representatives from the City and County of San Francisco, Daly City, San Mateo County, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) have been involved in the year-long planning process with the USGA.

All general spectators traveling by car to the 2012 U.S. Open Championship at The Olympic Club should park at Candlestick Park, located just off US-101. To access Candlestick Park, all spectators will be directed onto Hunters Point Expressway and Gilman Avenue. The location of the entrance to Candlestick Park will vary depending on the time of day; spectators should follow championship event signage and traffic attendants to the appropriate parking location.

The USGA will operate approximately 125 shuttle buses from Candlestick Park. The shuttles will run continuously from 6 a.m to 9 p.m. each day and will drop off spectators in close proximity to the Main Admission Gate. Shuttle transportation from Candlestick Park should take approximately 25-30 minutes, depending on traffic.

BART will also serve as a quick and convenient way to travel to the U.S. Open Championship. Visit www.bart.gov for more information regarding scheduling, station locations and fares.

There will be no general parking in the immediate vicinity of The Olympic Club. Vehicles that are parked illegally will be subject to ticketing, fines and towing.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

Comments

Posted by Bruce , a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

I am fine with being directed to park at The Stick. That said, how much are they going to stick us for? $25? $50? $100? Free, including shuttle to Olympic Club?


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