MEERBUSCH, June 21, 2018
Organizers of the Tennis Open Stadtwerke Meerbusch announced that the seating capacity at this year’s €43,000 ATP Challenger event, held at the GWR Büderich from 11 to 19 August 2018, will be raised.
“The capacity on stm Centre Court will be raised by 15 per cent to a total amount of 1,400 places, including sitting and standing. The wsg Grand Stand will host about 700 spectators and our new Yonex Court will provide a capacity of about 500 places,” organizer and tournament director Marc Raffel stated during a press conference.
A new ground ticket was also introduced, which allows spectators to watch the matches on Yonex Court as well as to attend the side-events during weekdays. It costs 10 Euros. The classic ticket including access to the stm Centre Court costs 16 euros on Tuesday and Wednesday, 20 Euros on Thursday and 25 Euros on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The reduced ticket costs 12 Euros per day, the season ticket is charged 60 Euros. Matches start every day from 1 pm. Tickets can be booked via www.reservix.de
DTB strengthens partnership
In addition to many new sponsors, Raffel is also pleased about the increased involvement of the German Tennis Federation (DTB), which has recently been more involved in promoting ATP tournaments in Germany, such as the Tennis Open Stadtwerke Meerbusch.
“We organizers have arranged a pact with DTB sports director Klaus Eberhard in Überlingen at the end of last year to foster young talents, which I think is great,” a delighted Raffel said.
Haider-Maurer wants to play
Andreas Haider-Maurer, champion in 2015 and finalist in 2017, could return to Meerbusch this year. ” He contacted me after his first-round defeat in Roland Garros and told me his positive decision. I hope that his ATP ranking will allow him to enter the main draw directly. I expect many other top players to compete in Meerbusch,” said Raffel.
The tournament’s entry deadline will be in two weeks.