Sitgick selected as official ticketing partner by City Open Tennis Tournament

The first ATP Tour 500 became a partner of Washington DC’s historic Professional Tennis Tournament Seattle, and individual session tickets will be available on May 20.

New York and Washington, April 05, 2022– (Business Wire) – SeatGeek, a high-growth technology platform that transforms the live-event experience for fans, teams and venues, today announced a multi-year partnership with the City Open Tennis Tournament in Washington DC. Is an annual tournament. SeatGeek’s first ATP 500 partner. In addition to the Atlanta Open, it is the company’s second tennis tournament and partner in the US Open series. The 2022 City Open takes place this summer from July 30 to August 7 and will feature some of the world’s best tennis players on their way to the final Grand Slam of the season.

Mark Ein, chairman of Citi Open and founder of MDE Tennis, said: “Since taking over the management of Citi Open in 2019, MDE Tennis has made significant investments to upgrade the tournament, with a focus on creating a world-class fan experience. ” “The ticketing experience is a big part of how fans interact with our event, and SitGeek’s advanced functionality, ease of use, and experience serving some of the world’s best sports franchises make it the perfect choice for the City Open. Created. “

Beginning this summer, City Open fans will use the SeatGick mobile app to scan directly at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Using SeatGeek, fans can easily browse and purchase tickets using its proprietary Deal Score technology, which automatically represents the best deals. Fans can also use Sitgick’s Rally technology to find driving directions to the stadium, purchase upgrades, book rideshare homes, and more – all within the app. Citi will also use the rally’s customized onsite messaging features to share important information with Open Tour participants. SitGeek’s enterprise ticketing system will power City Open’s box office, allowing access to the platform’s industry-leading data and analytics tools.

“Fans expect more from their event technology, especially when participating in prestigious tournaments like the Citi Open,” said Jeff Ianello, EVP of Client Partnerships at SeatGeek. “We will not only simplify the ticketing process, we will focus on creating a great experience throughout the fan journey. This means taking advantage of our rally features to create a customized experience before, during and after the tournament.” . “

Citi Open is a SeatGeek partnership roster featuring some of the world’s most respected sports, music and theater brands. Sitgick is the official ticketing platform for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, and Arizona Cardinals, and the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and New Orleans Pelicans. Sittweek is also the official ticketing partner of Major League Soccer, and tickets to half the English Premier League with partners such as Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC.

2022 City Open full-tournament ticket packages are now on sale; Individual session tickets are available from May 20. For more information on how to purchase tickets for this year’s City Open, visit www.citiopentennis.com.

About SEATGEEK

SeatGeek is on a mission to transform the live-event experience for fans, teams and venues. Combining a consumer market with innovative primary ticketing box office technology, SeatGeek has become a high-growth global ticketing leader. SeatGeek delights fans with industry-first features including: Deal Score, its proprietary ticket rating technology; Rally, its event-day operating system; And seatgate swap, the first return policy offered by a major ticker. In parallel, the platform’s open-ecosystem enterprise ticketing software empowers teams, venues and promoters to grow their businesses efficiently while providing the best experience that all fans deserve.

Sitgick is proud to partner with some of the most recognized names in sports and live entertainment around the world, including the Dallas Cowboys, the Brooklyn Nets and Liverpool FC, as well as Major League Soccer (MLS), the National Football League (NFL). ), Half the English Premier League (EPL) and multiple theaters in Broadway, NYC and the West End of London. Curious? Visit www.seatgeek.com.

About CITI Open

The Citi Open® tournament has been a major tennis event in Washington, DC since 1969 and benefits the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF), a non-profit owner and beneficiary of the tournament. From early 2019, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Mark Inn took over the management and operation of the tournament under an agreement with WTEF. The organization provides a safe environment for learning critical life skills inside and outside the courts through academic and athletic revisions in the DC area. The City Open Tennis Tournament is one of only 13 elite ATP World Tour 500-level events worldwide and the only one to be held in the United States. The tournament also includes a women’s invitational tournament, giving fans the opportunity to watch world-class men’s and women’s tennis competitions simultaneously throughout the nine-day event. Washington is one of the five largest tennis tournaments in the United States, and 50 years later, it is also the longest running pro tennis event on the same site in the United States.

About MDE Tennis

MDE Tennis, part of MDE Sports and Entertainment, oversees operations for the City Open, as well as the Washington Justice Sports team and the popular newspaper, the Washington Citypaper. Mark D. He is the owner and CEO of MDE Sports & Entertainment and its MDE tennis subsidiary.

Ein is an investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who, over the course of his 30-year career, has created, acquired, invested, and created a range of development companies across diverse groups of industries. During this time, Ein has been involved in the founding or early stages of six companies valued at over ਇੱਕ 1 billion and has led over $ 3.0 billion in private equity, venture capital, and public company investments. He is the founder and CEO of In Capital Investment Corporation, Venturehouse Group, LLC and Leyland Investment Company. He is currently chairman of Castel Systems, Lindblood Expeditions and Capital Investment Corporation, and is on the board of directors of Soho House and Custom One Truck. Resources.

Ein actively supports many community, charitable and cultural organizations and is currently co-founder of the DC Public Education Fund (Chairman), the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP), and the DC Policy Center (DC-CAP). ). He previously served on the board of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) from 2012-2018 (served as vice president of the board from 2016-2018). The law has been a member of the World Economic Forum since 2016, and is based in Washington, D.C. Gridiron Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious journalism organizations in India.

A native of the area, Washington, D.C., and a boy in his youth at the city’s Summer Pro Tennis Tournament that became the City Open, Ian is also the founder and owner of Washington Castles, the largest team in world team tennis history. Is a successful team. Castles has won the league championship in six of the 14 years since its inception and holds the record for the longest win in US pro team sports history by winning 34 consecutive matches from 2011 to 2013.

In September 2009, Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fanti introduced Inn with the City Key, highlighting her Washington Castle success in court and, “for her commitment to the community of the district and our youth.”

In September 2018, Ein founded the Washington Justice Sportes franchise in the Overwatch League, bringing the leading global sports league to the Washington, D.C. area. Also, in 2018, Ein acquired the Washington City Paper, a popular weekly paper serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 1981. In 2019, Ein took over the management and operation of the City Open in Washington, DC, one of the longest running professionals. World tennis tournaments are now ranked 52ndnd Years

About our open series

The US Open Series serves as a true “regular season” of summer tennis in North America, linking the nine summer WTA and ATP Tour tournaments to the US Open. Featuring a consistent weekly schedule, the series focuses on the way tennis in North America is viewed across multiple television and digital platforms. Fans will see today’s top champions match up with tomorrow’s rising stars, as stories evolve during the summer season. Each tournament also engages its local community with a variety of outreach initiatives, including grassroots youth tennis clinics and activities.

About ATP

As the global governing body for men’s professional tennis, ATP aims to serve tennis. We entertain one billion global fans, showcase the world’s greatest players in the most prestigious tournaments, and inspire the next generation of fans and players. From the ATP Cup in Australia to Europe, the US and Asia, the game stars for ATP Masters 1000, 500 and 250 events and Grand Slam titles and FedEx ATP rankings points. All roads lead to the NATO ATP Finals, the prestigious season finale in Turin, Italy. Featuring only eight qualified singles players and doubles teams from around the world, the tournament also marks the official end of the year at ATP World No. 1, the official final crown in tennis. For more information, please visit www.ATPTour.com.

About CITI

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million client accounts and trades in more than 160 countries and territories. Citi offers consumers, corporations, governments and organizations a wide range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Additional information can be found at www.citigroup.com Twitter: Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi.

About WTEF

Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (WTEF) Washington, D.C. Is a leading educational and tennis institution for underprivileged children. Academic revision. WTEF strives to keep children in a safe environment away from the city streets during out-of-school hours that they can count on. We also include them in productive activities that teach discipline, build confidence, improve school performance, and promote a healthy lifestyle. WTEF empowers students to achieve their highest potential by helping them develop meaningful values ​​and critical life skills that will lead them to make constructive life choices. Makes WTEF a life champion. For more information, visit www.wtef.org.

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