Return of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament

Return of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament
in New Orleans City Park

New Orleans (June 23, 2016)

WHAT:
After nearly two decades the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament is returning to New Orleans City Park. Considered to be the finest tennis facility in the state, the event will be played at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament is sanctioned by the United State Tennis Association and is expected to draw top players, 12 to 18 year old boys/girls and 12 to 18 boys doubles/girls doubles, from around the nine states of the Southern Section.  New Orleans City Park will run the tournament with the support of the Louisiana Tennis Association.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl hosts and sponsors over 50 annual amateur athletic events to promote tourism and generate economic impact for the region.

Representatives of the tournament and the Sugar Bowl will be present.

WHEN:
Press Conference:
Tuesday, June 28th at 1 pm at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center

Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament:
Saturday to Monday, November 12th, 13th, 14th
City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center: 5900 Marconi Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124

CONTACT:
For further information: 504-830-7235


About City Park:
City Park: is distinguished by its large menu of sports and recreational activities, attractions for children, and its natural beauty. City Park has a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians and is a must visit for visitors to the city. As a popular place to picnic, play a favorite sport, wander through its gardens or take a boat ride- the park receives millions of visitors each year. It is located in the heart of the city and is the largest recreation area for the entire metropolitan area. Attractions include: City Putt, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Storyland fairytale playground, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and numerous athletic venues. The 1,300 acres of parkland provide enjoyment for young children playing on our playgrounds and walkers, joggers, and bicyclists winding through the park's streets and trails.


About the Allstate Sugar Bowl:

The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 27 national champions, 88 Hall of Fame players, 47 Hall of Fame coaches and 17 Heisman Trophy winners in its 82-year history. The 83rd Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 2, 2017. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.3 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors over 25,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2 billion into the local economy in the last decade. For more information, visit AllstateSugarBowl.org.