Cincinnati Center Court ‘cooled’ seats


Seating transformation at Cincinnati tennis center Image: Western & Southern Open

There’s no tennis experience quite like witnessing a match at the Center Court in Cincinnati (US). The intimacy is unparalleled and the access to the world’s greatest tennis talent is second to none.

‘Western & Southern Open’ stated that in 2024, the Center Court experience will be taken to a whole new level.

The Lindner Family Tennis Center is a tennis facility in Mason, Ohio (US). It is the home of the Western & Southern Open and is owned by the Tennis for Charity, Inc. The grounds include four permanent tennis stadia (Center Court, Grandstand Court, Court 3, and Court 10), distinguishing the Center as the only world tennis venue, apart from the four Grand Slam venues, with more than two permanent stadia.

The Center Court, built in 1981 and expanded many times since, has a capacity of 11,400. The Grandstand Court, built in 1995, has a capacity of 5,000. The Court 3, built in 2010, seats 4,000. Court 10, built in 1997 and originally named Court 3, has a capacity of 2,000.

The Cincinnati Open is an annual professional tennis event held in Cincinnati, United States. It is played on outdoor hard courts at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, and is held in the month of August. This year it will be held from August 11th-19th.

‘Western & Southern Open’ further stated that recently the tournament announced a total seating transformation of the Center Court that will bring unmatched comfort and an undeniable upgrade for all spectators.

This is more than a few minor touch-ups. This is the first of many major projects set to be complete in the coming years as part of a $260 million investment in the future of the tournament. The recent commitment to enhancing the Lindner Family Tennis Center also came with the pledge to keep the tournament in Cincinnati for the next 25 years.

Consider this the first step toward the future.

Stated Bob Moran, President of Beemok Sports & Entertainment, “Our intention is for every person who visits the tournament to enjoy a world-class, elevated experience. These seating upgrades will be an immediate improvement for the spectators and are a signal of the continued investments and enhancements that will be made over the coming years.”

What To Expect

In 2024, each of the nearly 12,000 seats in the Center Court will be removed and replaced to feature a brand-new seating experience. Significant changes will be felt by all, including:

  • Top-of-the-line stadium seats in place of all bleachers;
  • Padded seat bottoms on all lower bowl seats;
  • Oversized, padded seats in all premium seat locations; and
  • Armrests, cup holders and extra legroom for all seats.

The tournament will also introduce an industry-leading premium offering, the Baseline Premier Box Seats. This first-of-its-kind experience will feature oversized seats with groundbreaking climate control, cooling technology along with built-in mini fridges for water and cold towels and access to the 1899 Club, which will offer all-inclusive food and non-alcoholic beverages.

The intimacy that’s become a hallmark of the tournament’s Center Court experience is being preserved with each and every change. In fact, 50 on-court seats will be added as part of the enhancements, providing the most up-close, personal experience yet for fans. These new seats will be sold on a full series and single session basis.

Even beyond the Center Court, the Grandstand Court will be improved with padded seats added to the entire lower bowl and oversized, suite-style seats installed along the North baseline.

All new seats, including the state-of-the-art, climate-controlled seats, are being provided by DreamSeat, a company that has previously partnered with the Major League Baseball (MLB) team New York Mets, the National Football League (NFL) teams Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, the under-construction 18,000-capacity Intuit Dome in Inglewood, California (the future home of the National Basketball Association [NBA] team Los Angeles Clippers), and more.

Commented Chandler Suprina, President of DreamSeat, “We are extremely proud to partner with the tournament on this project and know that all the tennis fans that come to Cincinnati for this iconic event will enjoy an even better experience with these new seats. The installation of the climate-controlled, cooled seats will mark the first time a stadium or arena in the world has used such technology, and we cannot think of a better venue or a more innovative partner to feature them for the first time. These seats will truly be a game changer in terms of the fan experience.”

That’s what one can expect from the tournament from here on out. The experience one knows and love will be back in all its glory, but bigger and better than ever.

In 2024, the game is changing, and one won’t want to miss it.

Join the 2024 ticket waitlists.
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