GEORGIA SHOWS ITS TENNIS LOVE AT BB&T ATLANTA OPEN
Photo courtesy of BB&T Atlanta Open
The BB&T Atlanta Open kicks off July 25, 2015 at Atlanta’s Atlantic Station. While you’re there, you should visit the Georgia table and say hey! But before you go, here’s what you need to know:
Location: Atlantic Station (Atlanta, GA) is a mixed use live/work/play development situated squarely between typical Midtown and Westside neighborhood boundaries along 17th Street.
Public Transportation: By bus, the No. 37 DeFoors Ferry line will get you to Atlantic Station. By rail, the Atlantic Station Free Ride Shuttle is available to transport guests to and from the Arts Center MARTA Station from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.
Self- Parking: Atlantic Station offers abundant deck parking with color-coded parking sections for easy vehicle location. The first two hours of parking are free. Click here to see the full fee schedule. You must pay for parking before returning to your vehicle to exit the parking deck.
Valet Parking: For a fee, there is valet parking available just east of the Target parking deck.
EV Charging: If you’re taking your plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle to the BB&T Atlanta Open, you can charge it at one of Atlantic Station’s numerous charging locations.
Lexus Owners: If you drive your Lexus to the tournament, you’re able to receive complimentary parking in the 20th Street parking lot at the north end of Atlantic Station. Care to valet? Lexus drivers are eligible for reduced $5 valet parking.
Schedule of Events:
To see the full daily schedule of matches, click here.
2-Time Defending Champion, UGA Grad John Isner | Photo courtesy of BB&T Atlanta Open
You’ll hear names you’ll recognize from this year’s Wimbledon tournament like Vasek Pospisil. Crowd favorite Andy Roddick, fresh off covering the tournament for the BBC will play as well longtime pros Mardy Fish and the Bryan brothers (Mike and Bob).
Plus you can watch players with a Georgia connection: Georgia Tech freshman Christopher Eubanks defeated top collegiate tennis players for the wild card spot in the tournament, and UGA grad John Isner will be looking to defend his two consecutive Atlanta Open titles.
Kids Go Free – During kids weekend, July 25 and 26, children under 18 years old may attend the day’s matches for free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Up to four children can go free per adult ticket.
College Night – College students, with valid ID, can purchase a ticket and get one free on July 28.
Ladies Day – Ladies, enjoy a VIP package that includes an ATP player clinic and lunch at STRIP as part of a daytime event on July 30.
Fireworks & USTA Member Appreciation Day – On July 31, the tournament welcomes USTA members and celebrates their support of the game with a fireworks celebration post-game.
Free T-Shirt – During the length of the tournament, guests can show their BB&T Atlanta Open ticket at any Atlantic Station retailer with a LOVE decal for an exclusive offer. Shoppers who net $150+ in same-day receipts at any Atlantic Station store or restaurant will receive a free LOVE t-shirt when they present their receipts at Concierge.
Bag Check – Shoppers can conveniently drop off their purchases at the pop-up Concierge desk located on Market Street, just across from the tournament entry area, from July 31 to August 2.
When you’re at Atlantic Station, be sure to take advantage of their numerous restaurant offerings like Top Chef contestant Roy Eyester owned Diner, meat and seafood restaurant The Pig and the Pearl, local favorite Chick-a-Biddy and fast-casual Atlanta-born Tin Drum Asia Cafe.
What to Bring:
Don’t forget a small seat cushion, sunscreen (lotion only; aerosol cans are not permitted), a water bottle, a hat, and sunglasses. Backpacks, hard coolers, bottles or cans, weapons, pets, signs/banners, and larger electronic devices like iPads are not permitted. Be sure to check the full list of prohibited items before you leave to attend the tournament.
Ticket prices vary by seat, date and promotion. To see the full ticket cost breakdown, click here.
Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more Festival content from Eileen.