Ralph Lauren Aces the U.S. Open with Uniforms, Recycling, and Hospitality Suite
The classic American brand brings its signature style to the tournament for the 17th year
Every year, the U.S. Open holds a special place on the calendar of many New Yorkers and tennis fans worldwide. Not only does it mean the passing of summer to fall, but it marks the return of the beloved tradition of the U.S. Open ball crew decked out in Ralph Lauren, which is now celebrating its 17th year as the official outfitter of the tournament. This time, the uniforms combine bold colors and graphics with an abstract take on the court’s lines.
New for 2022, the classic American brand has gone beyond dressing the 250 on-court officials and 400 ball-crew members by creating a unique hospitality suite at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Channeling the beloved atmospheres of its restaurants in New York, Chicago, Paris, and Milan, Ralph Lauren fully furnished the lounge using pieces from its home collection. Hamptons-inspired furnishings in a palette of navy and white decorate the invitation-only, court-side setting. After taking in the action-packed matches, decorating aficionados can recreate the look at home with pieces using iconic Ralph Lauren designs, such as the Hudson Street lounge chair, Houghton sofa, and Jamaica side table.
Light refreshments and a custom cocktail dubbed the “Courtside Spritz” will keep guests cheering during long rallies. A mix of Grey Goose vodka, Champagne, and grapefruit liqueur with a citrus twist will also be available at the Polo Bar in Manhattan. Additionally, fans can personalize U.S. Open apparel onsite at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, and online. Ball crew shirts are made from recycled plastic bottles while used Wilson ball cans are upcycled into yarn. The brand is also making its debut as the sunglass sponsor. So, no matter if attendees’ favorite player wins, there’s still plenty of reasons to love the game.