Dubai Sports City doubles tennis stadium capacity

16/02/2009 - Dubai Property News
Dubai Sports City doubles tennis stadium capacity
The seating capacity at the Dubai Tennis Championship will double when it moves to its new home in Dubai Sports City.

While the Aviation Club can hold 5,000 spectators, the new Dubai Sports City stadium will be able to hold up to 10,000 from 2011.

Dubai Duty Free, which has assumed sponsorship, of the event has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai Sports City to move the tournament to the luxury venue in response to growing visitor numbers and record levels of interest in the sport.

"The line-up for this year's tournament is so strong that we could have sold the tickets twice over, perhaps even more than that," said Colm McLoughlin, managing director of Dubai Duty Free, speaking to the National.

He added that the organisers are "tremendously excited" about the prospect of hosting the tournament at Dubai Sports City.

Last month, Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, a founding partner of Dubai Sports City, told attendees at a sports industry conference that the leading-edge design of the stadia contained within the development would help to establish Dubai as a global sports haven.ADNFCR-2019-ID-19027978-ADNFCR