TICKET PACKAGES ON SALE FOR NEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE

After Hours, Pick Four Flex, The Weekender and Championship Series Packages Available Now

 
NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 3, 2012 – Ticket packages are now on sale for the 2012 New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara, a WTA event that is part of the Emirates Airline US Open Series to be held August 17-25, 2012 at the Connecticut Tennis Center, it was announced today by Tournament Director Anne Worcester.

The packages, which include After Hours, Pick Four Flex, The Weekender and Championship Series, provide fans with a comprehensive tennis viewing experience based on their individual schedules.

For those who are busy during weekday hours, The After Hours package includes a ticket to every night session including the finals on Saturday, August 25. The Pick Four Flex naturally gives the most flexibility for visitors to the tournament, allowing them to choose any four sessions to attend from Sunday, August 19-Thursday, August 23 (sessions 1-9). To catch the final four in action, look no further than The Weekender, which gives fans access to both semifinals on Friday, August 24 and the Final on Saturday, August 25.

These three packages include the option of either box seats or seats in the middle tier, so act fast to get your preferred location.

Finally, the best value comes for our most avid fans in the Championship Series package, which includes one ticket to all 14 sessions in the first row of the middle tier, a prime location to see some of the world’s best tennis players in action.

To purchase a Ticket Package for the 2012 New Haven Open click here!

Log on to www.newhavenopen.com or call 1-855-464-8366 for more information. Also, make sure to join the New Haven Open on Facebook & Twitter for tournament updates, contests and more.

About New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara

New Haven Open at Yale presented by First Niagara has always been much more than a tennis tournament; it is a leading example of leveraging a large-scale international sporting event to generate $26 million in regional economic impact and to build community pride, spirit and engagement, especially among youth. The 2011 tournament featured World No. 1 and now four-time defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, and three Grand Slam champions Li Na, Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova. The women’s-only WTA event is part of the Olympus US Open Series and will be held August 17-25, 2012 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale. The New Haven Open is prominently featured domestically on ESPN2 and also broadcast around the world. For more information about the tournament and tickets, visit www.newhavenopen.com or call 1-855-464-8366.

About First Niagara Financial Group

As of April 25th, First Niagara Financial Group, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., has $30 billion in assets, 346 branches and $18 billion in deposits. First Niagara Bank, N.A. is a multi-state community-oriented bank providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.fnfg.com.

About Emirates Airline US Open Series

Now in its ninth season, the Emirates Airline US Open Series continues to serve as a true regular season of hard court tennis, linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open.  Fans follow the action throughout the summer during national broadcast coverage while players battle for $40 million, including a chance for bonus prize money at the US Open.  The Series collectively reached a U.S. television audience of 39 million and drew more than 800,000 on-site fans in 2011.  In 2012, Emirates Airline became the title sponsor of the Series, as well as the official airline of the US Open.  The Emirates Airline US Open Series is also supported by sponsors American Express, Chase, Citizen Watch Company, Esurance, evian and Gatorade.

Americans Mardy Fish and Serena Williams swept the 2011 Emirates Airline US Open Series men’s and women’s titles. In 2007, Roger Federer collected the biggest paycheck in tennis history – $2.4 million – for winning the US Open and the Emirates Airline US Open Series. In 2005, Kim Clijsters also captured both the US Open and the Series, winning $2.2 million – the largest purse in women’s sports history – and equaled that amount in 2010, winning the US Open and finishing the Emirates Airline US Open Series in second place.

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