A Net Gain For Cincinnati Tennis Fans

The Cincinnati Open remains open for business.
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The stadium courts in Mason will be expanded and modernized.

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE CINCINNATI OPEN

The tournament that local racketheads have long known as the Western and Southern is staying in the city after a lengthy bidding war with the city of Charlotte. What can tennis fans expect from this year?


Staying Put

Mason, Warren County, and Ohio officials struck a deal with Beemok Capital to keep the tournament here for another 25 years, after the company considered moving it to Charlotte. The August 11–19 event has been rebranded as the Cincinnati Open, the name it first carried in 1899.

Facility Upgrades

Beemok is investing $260 million over two years to improve the Lindner Family Tennis Center fan experience. Fans this summer will find 12,000 new seats at Center Court and additional hospitality suites and practice courts.

Volunteers Make It All Go

The Cincinnati Open will utilize more than 1,300 volunteers. Eleven different committees still are looking for help to scan tickets, assist in hospitality suites, usher inside the stadiums, and drive players and VIPs. No prior tournament experience is required.

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