TENNIS IN THE LAND
As part of the prestigious U.S. Open Series, this one-week tournament marks one of the biggest women’s sporting event to take place in Northeast Ohio and will connect Cleveland to the highest levels of the sport on an annual basis.
“Our community is ready to welcome the annual Women’s Tennis Association 250 event to The Land,” said David Gilbert, President and CEO of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. “The Flats West Bank will showcase our skyline and provide a beautiful backdrop as over 60 million US households and beyond tune in to watch the top women athletes compete. With an estimated $2 million in direct spending as well as youth and programming efforts, this event will leave a lasting legacy in our community."
A stadium court will be constructed under the pavilion with stunning views of the river and Downtown, with the construction of five additional courts completing the overall venue. With 54 total matches across the week-long event, a field of 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams will entertain fans as they compete for $300k in prizes and WTA rankings points.
The stadium court will have a capacity of 3,000+ spectators and the event will aim to create a dynamic urban experience featuring food trucks, beer gardens, live music, farmers markets and art shows.
Tickets ranging from general admission seats to VIP courtside boxes are available online.
This tournament is owned and managed by Cleveland-based sports agency Topnotch Management.
“The opportunity here is to build a long-lasting event that changes the Cleveland sports landscape and shapes the community in an enduring way", said Kyle Ross, Tournament Director of Cleveland Championships. "Cleveland has never had an annual women’s sporting event of this level, and through the platform of the WTA Tour we can not only introduce the city to world-class tennis, but we can introduce the tennis world to the city of Cleveland."
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