U.S. Open grounds tickets sold out for championship rounds at Merion

The U.S. Golf Association announced Wednesday that grounds tickets for all four rounds of the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore have sold out.

The USGA said the only tickets available for any of the four championship rounds from June 13 through 16 are a limited number of premium Trophy Club and 1895 Club tickets. Information regarding prices and what services are offered to people who purchase those tickets can be found at www.usga.org/tickets or www.usopen.com.

Only 25,000 spectator tickets per day, or about 8,000 fewer than the daily maximum for the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, are being sold for the Open at Merion. More than 230,000 people attended this year’s U.S. Open, the 26th consecutive sellout of the championship.

Grounds tickets are available for the three practice-round days on June 10, 11 and 12. Prices start at $50 for the daily tickets.

There is a four-ticket limit per day on purchases. All tickets include complimentary parking and shuttle transportation to and from the entrance for the championship.

Junior tickets are available at Merion, either at will call or at the admission gate. Juniors ages 12 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder, with a limit of two per ticket holder.

Tickets for juniors ages 13 to 17 can be purchased for $15 for practice rounds and $35 for championship rounds.

In addition, the USGA said active military personnel may pick up complimentary grounds tickets for practice-round days at any will-call location, while retired military personnel can purchase grounds tickets for practice rounds at will-call for $25 per ticket.

--Joe Juliano