Family Circle Tennis Center

Family Circle Tennis Center is a tennis center on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. Built in 2001, the center has 17 courts, including the 10,200-seat Volvo Car Stadium (previously named the Family Circle Magazine Stadium). Between 2001 and 2015, it hosted the WTA Tour's Family Circle Cup, which was promoted as the Volvo Cars Open beginning in the 2016 season.[1]

Volvo Tennis Center
Main court Charleston.jpg
Volvo Car Stadium
Location161 Seven Farms Road
Charleston, South Carolina
Capacity10,200 (tennis)
SurfaceClay, Outdoors
Construction
Opened2001
Construction cost$ 15 million
Tenants
Volvo Cars Open (2016-present)
Family Circle Cup (2001-2015)
AVP Charleston Open (2007-2008)
Davis Cup (USA vs Belarus) (Sep 2004)
Website
www.familycircletenniscenter.com

This facility is unique as it is the only one WTA tournament played on green Har-Tru clay courts.

The Hootie & the Blowfish album Live in Charleston was recorded there on August 12, 2005.

HistoryEdit

Family Circle Magazine Stadium has hosted concerts in the summer for 16 years such as: John Mayer (got his start in ATL) in '02, Moody Blues (from Birmingham, UK) in '02, O.A.R. in '09, Train with needtobreathe (from the Upstate) in '10, Blues Traveler with Cracker in '12, Columbia's Hootie & the Blowfish (with Charleston's Darius Rucker) with Collective Soul (from Atlanta) in '12, Bob Dylan in '13, The Lumineers in '13, Barenaked Ladies in '13, The Killers in '13, Everclear with Hootie in '13, fun. (from NYC) in '13, Willie Nelson in '14, Plain White T's with Daughtry (from Greensboro) and Goo Goo Dolls in '14, Third Eye Blind (from California) in '15, Alabama Shakes in '16, Ellie Goulding (from UK) in '16, Ben Folds (from NC) at Piccolo Spoleto in '16, Death Cab for Cutie in '16, Panic! at the Disco with Weezer in '16, Sister Hazel (from FL) with Hootie in '16, Jimmy Buffett in '17, Our Lady Peace (from Canada) with Tonic in '17, B-52's (from Athens, GA) with Culture Club (from London) and Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins (from UK) in '18.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History". Volvo Cars Open. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.

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Coordinates: 32°51′42″N 79°54′07″W / 32.86167°N 79.90202°W / 32.86167; -79.90202