Chicago has been selected to host the second edition of the Laver Cup international tennis tournament. The event will be staged at United Center, September 21–23, 2018.
The inaugural version of the event was recently staged in Prague. The tournament pits a team of six top European men versus a team of six players from the rest of the world. The 2018 event will mark the first professional tennis tournament in Chicago in 25 years.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled coming off an incredibly successful inaugural Laver Cup to be hosting this event in the United States next year,” said Katrina Adams, president and CEO of the U.S. Tennis Association. “It’s personally thrilling for the Laver Cup to be coming to my home town of Chicago. To be associated with the legacy of the United Center and working with their team will allow us to showcase this event and attract more players to our sport for a lifetime. We know the energy of Chicago sports fans and because of that we know that this will be a great success and a great opportunity to continue to grow tennis.”
“It’s clear the Laver Cup was created with every detail considered, every element analyzed, every piece thoughtfully constructed– it’s an event positioned not only for success in year one and two, but for years to come as a staple on the tennis calendar,” said Kara Bachman, executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission. “Chicago is humbled to be selected as the first U.S. City to host the Laver Cup – and we are eager to welcome Team Europe, Team World and their fans from around the globe to Chicago and the United Center next September.”