American Express to Launch New Contactless Payment Wristband During the 2018 U.S. Open Tennis Championships

Credit card giant American Express announced last week it will be launching a range of onsite benefits and experiences for card members attending the 2018 US Open Tennis Championships, which is currently taking place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York.

According to American Express, one of the new benefits and experiences include Amex Band, a contactless payment wristband that allows eligible Card Members to pay for purchases and unlock unique benefits with a tap of the band. American Express also reported it is creating an interactive tennis experience, called Super Rally and will also open a Centurion Suite at the new Louis Armstrong Stadium. 

Speaking about the new benefits and experiences, Deborah Curtis, Vice President of Global Experiences and Partnerships, American Express, stated:

“Our goal is to deliver essential benefits and innovative experiences that enhance the overall Championship experience and reflect our brand’s best-in-class service platform. Our partnership with the USTA is a prime example of how we’re backing our Card Members and fans alike across their biggest passion points and favorite cultural events.”

Features of the Amex Band include the following:

  • Seamlessly purchase concessions (restaurants, suites and mobile carts excluded) and merchandise from accepting merchants
  • Access the American Express Card Member Club and exclusive merchandise for purchase in the US Open American Express Fan Experience
  • Access the Centurion Suite in Louis Armstrong Stadium (exclusively for Platinum and Centurion Card Members)
  • Pick up complimentary American Express Radios and mobile phone chargers
  • Purchase a customized Polo, water bottle and tote bag with four Amex-exclusive Polo Ralph Lauren designs at the American Express Exhibit in South Plaza
  • Get $20 back after spending more than $100 in one or more transactions on-site at participating merchants at the US Open, if eligible for the $20 offer

American Express has held a partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for 25 years.

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