Davis Cup gets Local Sponsor
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 2, 2011 – The USTA announced today that TicketCity, a leader in secondary ticketing, has signed on to be a local sponsor of the 2011 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Quarterfinal between the United States and Spain at The Frank Erwin Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin, July 8-10. The event is being organized, staged and promoted by the USTA.
The Austin-based company is the official secondary ticket provider of the Davis Cup quarterfinal between the United States and Spain. TicketCity plans to engage with tennis fans attending or watching the event through a variety of marketing and promotional elements implemented in the arena as well as during the broadcast of the matches throughout the weekend on Tennis Channel.
“We are happy to have TicketCity as a local sponsor of the Davis Cup quarterfinal between the United States and Spain,” said Jeff Ryan, Senior Director, USA Team Events, USTA. “The interest in this Davis Cup tie has been tremendous from sports fans around the world and the Austin community in particular, so it makes sense to partner with an industry leader that is also based in the market where we are playing.“
“We’re excited to see Davis Cup competition come to our hometown and proud to be a part of it through this sponsorship with the USTA,” says Amy Carpenter, Vice President of Marketing at TicketCity. “We look forward to connecting with tennis fans in Austin and across the country through this partnership and increasing awareness of the breadth of events we offer, as well as our passionate commitment to customer service in the ticketing industry.”
The Davis Cup quarterfinal is a best-of-five-match series played over three days (two singles on Friday, a doubles match on Saturday and two singles matches on Sunday). Matches are best-of-five sets until one team clinches the tie. Sunday’s schedule is subject to change.
The competition is expected to include Davis Cup stalwart Andy Roddick, who currently resides in Austin and is second all-time in U.S. Davis Cup singles victories with 33. World No. 1 and nine-time Grand Slam singles champion Rafael Nadal is expected to compete for Spain. This will be the first home tie for U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier, who is in his first year at the helm, and the first home tie for the U.S. Davis Cup team since the 2009 first round in Birmingham, Ala.
Founded in 1900, Davis Cup is the world’s largest annual international men’s team competition with 125 nations competing this year. The U.S. leads all nations with 32 Davis Cup titles. The United States holds a 210-64 all-time Davis Cup record and owns the longest uninterrupted run in the World Group, dating back to 1989. For more information, including access to player and historical Davis Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/daviscup or www.daviscup.com. Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Davis Cup team.
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