More than 90,000 visitors flock to Daniel Island for fanfare and historic matches at the Credit One Charleston Open WTA 500 Tournament 2.-10. April 2022
CHARLESTON, SC, April 14, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Credit A banka leading financial services company, and Charleston tennisLLC welcomed tens of thousands of fans back to Daniel Island for the first time since 2019 to see the best women tennis players from around the world compete at the newly renovated and expanded Credit One Stadium during the Credit One Charleston Open. The annual WTA 500 tournament is the largest woman’s only tennis tournament in North America and celebrated this year 50 years of women’s tennis in South Carolina.
The two-year renovation of Credit One Stadium included the addition of 16 state-of-the-art suites, a 35,000-square-foot stage house and player lounge, expanded spectator capacity from 7,000 to 11,000 seats, and upgrades to fan and attendee facilities throughout the complex. Credit A bank top manager of sponsorships, Michael Norrisand President and Tournament Director of Charleston Tennis LLC, Bob Moranstarted the nine-day tournament with a ribbon for the venue.
Credit One Stadium hosted more than 100 world-class athletes on site, including some of the brightest stars on the WTA Tour, such as No. 1 seed Aryna Sabalenka, Paula Badosa, Karolina Pliskova, Ons Jabeur, Leylah Fernandez and former champions Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens. Belinda Bencic25 years, of Switzerland defeated Ons Jabeur to win her sixth WTA title and the first victory in the clay event of her career. Credit A bank senior vice president of marketing, John CoombeBencic presented his winning trophy.
Credit One Bank is proud to work with Charleston tennisLLC to build on the great heritage of this tournament and deliver meaningful experiences to the passionate fans in the area and visitors from around the world, “said John Coombe, senior vice president of marketing at Credit One Bank. “It was an honor to see Credit One Stadium, the newly renovated, state-of-the-art venue, debut in style for women’s tennis during the Credit One Charleston Open. We look forward to supporting the next generation of women’s tennis. And providing a unique space to experience entertainment world-class in the years to come. “
Highlights from the nine-day event included:
- Over 90,000 fans visited Credit One Stadium over the course of nine days, where they were treated to amazing upgrades to the facilities, thriving grounds and hometown hospitality.
- The return of the great women’s tennis – including many previous event champions – to Daniel Island. Attendees included Rosie Casals, winner of the first event in 1973, as well Tracy AustinArantxa Sanchez, Mary Pierce, Jelena Jankovic, Sabine Lisicki, Sloane Stephensand Madison Keys.
- Hundreds of fans snap anniversary photos at the Credit One Bank photo booth.
Credit And banks multi-year sponsorship includes title partner rights at Credit One Stadium, located at the LTP Daniel Island Tennis Center in Charleston, South Carolinaas well as the title sponsorship of the annual WTA 500 tennis tournament (Credit One Charleston Open).
2023 Credit One Charleston Open becomes 1.-9. April 2023. For more information on Credit One Stadium, visit CreditOneStadium.com.
About Credit One Bank
Credit One Bank, NA is a Las Vegas-based financial firm. Driven by data, Credit One Bank offers a complete range of credit cards and other financial products and services. Credit One Bank was founded in 1984 and is one of the fastest growing credit card providers in United States. Credit A bank is the official credit card for NASCAR®Las Vegas Raiders, Vegas Golden Knights and Best Friends Animal Society®and is a proud partner of WWE® and Six Flags®. Learn more at CreditOneBank.com and on social media (@CreditOneBank) on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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