InsideOut Sports + Entertainment has announced that tennis legends John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and Pat Rafter will be competing in the NASDAQ Indexes Cup as part of the PowerShares Series Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y. on Monday, Nov. 5. Formerly known as the Champions Series, the PowerShares Series will visit a total of 12 U.S. cities during its seven-week season.
In addition to McEnroe, Agassi, Sampras and Rafter, the tour, produced by Larry Magid, will feature fellow Grand Slam champions Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Michael Chang and Mats Wilander, as well as Davis Cup Champion Todd Martin. The athletes will be competing for a prize pool totaling $1 million to be shared by the top three finishers at the conclusion of the season. Each PowerShares Series tournament will showcase four of the legendary players competing for ranking points playing in two, one-set semifinals followed by a one-set championship match.
Pete Sampras finished the 2011 season as the number one-ranked player, followed by Jim Courier and Andre Agassi.
“We are thrilled to be coming to Madison Square Garden with the PowerShares Series,” said Jon Venison, partner at InsideOut Sports + Entertainment. “New York audiences expect to see the best and this event will showcase four former world number ones and U.S. Open Champions competing against each other in a one-night shootout tournament. It will be a fantastic night of tennis at The Garden.”
Tickets for the “NASDAQ Indexes Cup” priced at $50, $90, $130, $255 and limited VIP seats at $505 will go on sale Monday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Charge by Phone at (866) 858-0008 or online at www.thegarden.com.
The PowerShares Series is a tennis circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30, created in 2005 by InsideOut Sports + Entertainment, the New York based firm which is co-owned and operated by former SFX executive Jon Venison and former world number one Jim Courier.
PowerShares Series 2012 Tour Schedule
►October 13: Surprise, Ariz.–Surprise Tennis Stadium (McEnroe, Connors, Martin & Courier)
►October 17: Chicago–United Center (Sampras, McEnroe, Courier & Connors)
►October 18: Detroit–The Palace of Auburn Hills (Sampras, McEnroe, Courier & Connors)
►October 19: Boston–TD Garden (Sampras, McEnroe, Courier & Connors)
►November 2: Philadelphia–Wells Fargo Center (McEnroe, Sampras, Courier & Rafter)
►November 5: New York–Madison Square Garden (McEnroe, Agassi, Sampras & Rafter)
►November 9: Tampa, Fla.–Tampa Bay Times Forum (Connors, McEnroe, Wilander & Courier)
►November 10: Atlanta–Gwinnett Center (Connors, McEnroe, Wilander & Courier)
►November 16: San Jose–HP Pavilion (Agassi, Chang, McEnroe & Courier)
►November 17: Las Vegas–Mandalay Bay Hotel (Agassi, Chang, McEnroe & Courier)
►November 29: Denver–Pepsi Center (Agassi, Chang, McEnroe & Courier)
►November 30: Anaheim, Calif.–Honda Center (Agassi, Chang, McEnroe & Courier)