Backstage Tour of Forest Hills Stadium
All Photos Courtesy of Forest Hills Stadium
Go behind-the-scenes at this historic Queens stadium which has hosted tennis champions and rockstars!
- Stand on the hallowed courts where Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson smashed color barriers to became tennis champions, where Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert, John McEnroe, Billie Jean King and more became household names, and visit the spot where Richie Tenenbaum played the worst game of tennis of his life
- See where the Beatles landed a helicopter to play their first ever US concert, and visit the stage where artists from all walks of life played for New York City from Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, and Tom Petty to Barbra Streisand, Talking Heads, and Ed Sheeran
- Search for the speakeasies hidden behind phone booths and bathrooms
- Peek behind the curtain of one of NYC’s storied sports and music venues, and see how it has been transformed into a capable modern concert venue while holding on to its historic character
About the event:
Originally designed in 1923 as the home of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Forest Hills Stadium began booking concerts in the 1960’s and went on to host some of the most culturally significant performances of the era. Still rocking out today, the stadium will host 30 incredible concerts this summer, by the likes of Duran Duran, Willie Nelson, Jason Mraz, The Strokes and many more.
Guests on this guided tour of the one-hundred-year old stadium will uncover it’s many hidden secrets, including the artist dressings rooms (packed with old memorabilia!), speakeasies hidden behind walls, and the safe from the US Open that has been there unopened for 45 years!
How do I sign up for this event?
If you are not an Insider yet, become an Insider today and join this event!
If you are an Untapped New York Insiders, simply login to your Insider account using the round icon in the bottom right corner of this screen. Once logged in, click on the “Book Now” button to book this event!
How many tickets can I reserve?
If you are an Insider level member ($20/month), you can reserve 1 ticket to this event. Explorer level members ($30/month) can reserve 2 tickets. If you are a Virtual level member but would like to attend, it’s easy to upgrade your account here!
Can’t login to your Insiders account?
Please make sure you are trying to sign in with the correct email address. If you have more than one email address please try logging in with all of them, that will solve this issue 99% of the time. Check out our FAQ for videos and more help documents.
The event is sold out?
In-person Insider tours may have limited capacity and are booked on a first come, first served basis.
But don’t worry! Sometimes spots open up closer to the event date if there are cancellations. We also repeat our most popular events when possible so you will have another opportunity to join us. There are also multiple other members-only events weekly that you can join in!
What if I need to cancel?
If you cancel more than 48 hours ahead of the scheduled event, you will receive a 100%. When canceled less than 48 hours before the start of your tour, you will receive a gift card that can be used on any future events. Please be courteous to your fellow Insiders and let us know if you can no longer attend so we can offer your spot to another person.