Credit One Bank New Title Sponsor Of Charleston WTA 500 Event

Credit One Stadium (photo: Charleston Tennis, LLC)

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2021 (by Michael Dickens)

On Wednesday, Charleston Tennis, LLC unveiled Credit One Bank as the new title sponsor of the annual WTA 500 tennis tournament hosted in Charleston, S.C., and of its state-of-the-art tennis stadium located at the LTP Daniel Island tennis center.

The tournament, formerly known as the Volvo Car Open, is the largest women’s-only event in North America. It will celebrate its 50th year April 2-10, 2022 at the newly renovated and modernized Credit One Stadium. A new event name will be revealed at a later date.

According to officials with the tournament, Credit One has committed to a multi-year title sponsorship with Charleston Tennis, LLC. The data-driven financial services company based in Las Vegas is one of the fastest growing providers of credit cards in the United States and has existing sponsorships with sports and entertainment organizations.

“The future of live tennis is a bright spot for us, building and planning for what the future will look like for the new Credit One Stadium,” said Bob Moran, president of Charleston Tennis, LLC, in a statement. “After nearly 18 months of navigating postponements and cancellations, we look forward to bring world-class tennis back to Charleston each April and broadening our reach to bigger and better concerts and special events throughout the year.”

Meanwhile, John Combe, senior Vice President of marketing at Credit One, said: “We’re proud to be working with Charleston Tennis, LLC, and the City of Charleston to build on the great history of this tournament and give the passionate fan base in the area and women’s tennis players from around the world a great experience at a state-of-the-art venue. We want to grow the Credit One brand name throughout the region while continuing to invest in entertainment and community programs important to our customers and fans.”

Finally, Steve Simon, WTA chairman and CEO, said: “We welcome Credit One to the WTA Tour in its commitment to both serve as the title sponsor of the Charleston WTA 500 tournament and in placing its name on the newly renovated, state-of-the-art stadium in which the event is played.

“Charleston has a rich history with the WTA as one of the longest standing women’s-only professional tennis tournaments in the world, and is a Tour favorite among the players. We look forward to working with Credit One, along with all of the sponsors, to continue the growth and success of this prestigious tournament for many years to come.”

• Credit One Stadium will expand from 7,500 to 11,000 seats and feature 16 fully conditioned permanent suites, all-new concessions, more bathrooms and a 75,000-square-foot Stage House with a partial roof. The Stage House will transform the stadium experience for tennis players, entertainers, media and special guests, offering locker rooms, a gym, training facilities, production and media space, catering amenities and a VIP rooftop restaurant and outdoor bar. The roof of the Stage House will also provide partial shade for attendees at the tennis tournament and act as a support structure for concerts and special events.

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