For Yale community: Top tennis, deep discounts at tournament

Members of the Yale community can watch the world’s top women’s tennis players compete while enjoying deep ticket discounts at the 2013 New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara, to be held Aug. 16-24 at the Connecticut Tennis Center.

Four of the globe’s top-15-ranked players have already committed to compete at the tournament: World No. 6 Angelique Kerber, World No. 7 Sara Errani, World No. 8 Petra Kvitova (the returning champion), and World No. 14 Marion Bartoli. Learn more about the players here.

The action on the court will be even more up-close this year, as all fans will be sitting in the box ring of the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale. In addition, the tournament will offer increased in-stadium entertainment. Tickets are now on sale.

Yale faculty, staff, and students will receive an exclusive offer of 25% off of all tickets for all sessions from Sunday-Saturday, Aug. 18–24 (sessions 1-12). The offer is valid online or by phone. To receive this exclusive discount online, visit the tournament’s ticket website  and enter promotion code NHO13YALE, or to purchase by phone, call 855-464-8366 and reference “Yale University.”

In March Kerber and Errani became the first athletes to commit to play the 2013 New Haven Open at Yale. At the time, Anne Worcestr, tournament director, noted, "Announcing two top-10 players six months before the start of the 2013 New Haven Open is a testament to our consistently strong player fields from year to year.”

The news that Kvitova and Bartoli have also signed on, Worcester said, “gives the New Haven Open three of the top eight and four of the top 15 players in the world earlier than ever before. This speaks to the depth and competitiveness of the player field, and, combined with all the fan-friendly enhancements being introduced this year, shows just how focused we are on delivering incredible fan entertainment both on and off the court."

The New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara is a World Tennis Association event that is part of the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series. More than just a competition, notes Worcester, the tournament it is a leading example of leveraging a large-scale international sporting event to generate $26 million in regional economic impact and to build community pride, spirit and engagement, especially among youth.

In addition to daily tickets, the tournament offers fans ticket packages that offer up to a 42% discount. The After Hours package includes a ticket to every night session including the finals on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Pick Four Flex allows fans to choose any four sessions to attend from Sunday-Thursday, Aug. 18–22 (sessions 1-9). The Weekender gives fans access to both semifinals on Friday, Aug. 23 and the Final on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Log on to www.newhavenopen.com or call 1-855-464-8366 for more information. Visit the New Haven Open on Facebook & Twitter for tournament updates, contests, and more.