TennisAtlantic Station will play host to an expected 40,000 tennis fans when the 2015 BB&T Atlanta Open gets under way on July 25.

The BB&T Atlanta Open will include returning champion John Isner; the world’s No. 1 doubles team Mike and Bob Bryan; top player Marcos Baghdatis, who will make his first ever trip to the Atlanta event; and fan favorite Andy Roddick, who is coming out of retirement to play doubles with long-time friend Mardy Fish.

“Atlantic Station is one of the best tennis venues in the world,” said Eddie Gonzales, director of the BB&T Atlanta Open. “The variety of shops and restaurants paired with the lively atmosphere and events makes for a tennis experience unlike any other.”

Special events planned include:

July 25, Commodores Concert
The BB&T Atlanta Open will kick off its weeklong events with the smooth ‘70s flair of the legendary Commodores in concert starting at 9 p.m. at the BB&T Atlanta Open Stadium Court.

July 25-26, Kids Weekend
Kicking off the 2015 tournament, the special weekend allows kids 18 years of age and under to attend the day’s matches for free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. The promotion allows for up to four kids free per adult ticket.

July 27, Opening Ceremonies presented by ALTA

July 28, College Night
College students with valid IDs can purchase a ticket and get one free.

July 29, Gas South Sponsored Post-Match Concert
The dynamic country duo, LoCash, will perform a post-match concert on Stadium Court. All ticket holders for the Wednesday night match can enjoy the concert for free. LoCash is known for writing songs for Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and several other well-known country artists.

July 30, Ladies Day
Ladies Day will highlight the day session with a VIP package, including an ATP player clinic and lunch at STRIP.

July 31, Fireworks & USTA Member Appreciation Day
Atlanta is home to tennis fanatics with the world’s largest local tennis association (ALTA) and the nation’s largest USTA community tennis association. USTA Member Appreciation Day will be hosted by USTA Georgia.
Following the night session, fireworks will light up the sky for attendees to enjoy.

Aug. 1: Fan/Volunteer Appreciation Day
During the day session, loyal attendees and volunteers will be recognized for Fan/Volunteer Appreciation Day.

Aug. 2: BB&T Champions Day
On the final day of the tournament, the BB&T Champions Day will celebrate the tournament’s successful tennis players who have reached the singles and doubles finals and honor local champions, in and outside of the world of sports.

For more information on upcoming special events or to purchase tickets, visit BBTAtlantaOpen.com.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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