The Greenbrier Resort’s Center Court at Creekside, America’s newest professional outdoor tennis stadium, will be officially unveiled June 20, 2015. Headlining the Grand Opening celebrations is a historic face-off match between longtime pro-tennis rivals Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.
Sampras currently serves as The Greenbrier’s resident Tennis Pro Emeritus, and is among a number of tennis legends, including John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Tommy Haas and Ivan Lendl, who have played at the resort since the inaugural Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic in 2012. With such greats as guests, “It was only right that the Greenbrier should have the premier resort tennis stadium in the US to call its own,” said Jim Justice, Owner and Chairman of The Greenbrier.
The match between these Tennis Hall-of-Famers will take place in the state-of-the-art, 2,500-seat stadium designed by Detroit-based ROSSETTI architects.
ROSSETTI’s unique U-shaped bowl configuration takes advantage of a picturesque backdrop of Howard’s Creek, the Allegheny Mountains and the historic Old White TPC Championship golf course. The design also allows for a multi-functional plaza between the Creek and the court, which can accommodate courtside hospitality tents and additional grandstand seating. Featuring 400 corporate loge seats, professional-grade lighting and broadcast-ready media space, Center Court at Creekside elevates The Greenbrier’s top-of-the-line tennis programme to a new level.
President and CEO of ROSSETTI, Matt Rossetti, said:
This was a dream project for us. The intimacy and integration with the landscape is something we’ve discussed for the US Open but we don’t have the natural features to do it authentically. There’s so much character, it’s the ultimate amphitheater. I’m sure our other tennis clients will be envious.
For tickets and more information on the Grand Opening please visit: www.greenbrier.com/centercourt