The Cleveland Championships are coming to the WTA Tour.
Owned and managed by Cleveland-based sports activities company Topnotch Administration, the one-week WTA 250 occasion might be held within the week after the Western and Southern Open, August 22-Twenty eighth.
A part of the US Open Sequence and held at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Flats West Financial institution, and is part of the portfolio of Topnotch Administration.
From the event: “The stadium court docket might be constructed below the pavilion with gorgeous views of the river and downtown, with the development of 5 extra courts finishing the general venue.
“The chance right here is to construct a long-lasting occasion that modifications the Cleveland sports activities panorama and shapes the neighborhood in an everlasting approach”, stated Kyle Ross, Match Director of the occasion. “Cleveland has by no means had an annual girls’s sporting occasion of this stage, and thru the platform of the WTA Tour we can’t solely introduce the town to world-class tennis, however we are able to introduce the tennis world to the town of Cleveland.”
32 singles gamers and 16 doubles groups will compete for $300k in prize cash in Clevelena. The stadium court docket could have a capability of three,000+ and provide seating classes from VIP courtside packing containers to normal admission seats, plus extra viewing on the outdoors courts, all with nice views of the river and metropolis skyline.
The occasion will not be Topnotch Administration’s first foray into internet hosting skilled tennis within the Cleveland space.
By means of Topnotch’s work with its annual ATP Challenger occasion held every winter, the event has pushed greater than $15,000 in donations to Benefit Cleveland, a neighborhood chief in city youth improvement via tennis and schooling. The Cleveland Championships will create alternatives to proceed to develop these efforts.
“Our neighborhood is able to welcome the annual Girls’s Tennis Affiliation 250 occasion to The Land,” stated David Gilbert, President and CEO of Larger Cleveland Sports activities Fee. “The Flats West Financial institution will showcase our skyline and supply a lovely backdrop as over 60 million US households and past tune in to observe the highest girls athletes compete. With an estimated $2 million in direct spending in addition to youth and programming efforts, this occasion will go away an enduring legacy in our neighborhood.”