Enhanced Fan Engagement at the Volvo Car Open
The Volvo Car Open has added a variety of viewer experiences to enhance its fans’ engagement on-site during the tournament, taking place April 2nd – 10th on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina.
The biggest change on-site will happen at Althea Gibson Club Court. For the first time in tournament history, club court will have an on-court announcer, providing introductions for the players, conducting post match interviews and interacting with the crowds. The court will also receive supplementary seating surrounding its perimeter, offering a more intimate stadium feeling.
Billie Jean King Stadium Court will receive an additional jumbotron, giving every seat the perfect view for highlights, scores and in-stadium experiences. The 11′ x 17′ large screen televisions will be housed on the Northwest and Southeast sides of the stadium.
Viewing stations will be situated around the grounds, providing attendees different vantage points of the courts. These will be positioned on outer play and practice courts.
Lastly, the Volvo Car Open has partnered with Stre.am to broadcast live video from all outer tournament tennis courts, including practice courts. Five courts will be affixed with multiple cameras showcasing different angles of the court. Fans can tap into the URL (https://stre.am/volvocaropen), which will go live on April 2nd, and get a live look at the action happening on various courts. This is the first time Stre.am has provided a platform for its users to view multiple channels at one time.
All singles matches on Billie Jean King Stadium Court and Althea Gibson Club Court will be streamed via ESPN3, and the tournament will receive live coverage on ESPN2 for select matches beginning on April 7th.
Tickets for the 2016 Volvo Car Open are now on sale. For more information on tickets, call 800.677.2293 or visit http://volvocaropen.wpengine.com. Patrons can purchase single session tickets, or choose from a variety of ticket and travel packages.