TU's Tennis Center Hosts NCAA Championship; Brings Economic Boost

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 10:41 pm
By: News On 6

The Case Tennis Center at TU is the center of the college tennis universe at the moment. It’s a terrific venue for championship tennis, and having local favorites playing doesn't hurt the atmosphere.

The Case Tennis Center was filled to the brim with orange-clad folks for the women's championship - OSU versus Stanford.

"It is very spectator friendly. The feedback we got from the NCAA, they love the atmosphere and the intimacy. There's not a bad seat in the house," said Tulsa Sports Commission executive director, Vince Trinidad.

He said having the Case Center at TU makes us competitive for events like this.

"People coming in from out of town, you're not far from the airport - TU is centrally located, the hotels are centrally located," Trinidad said.

TU has hosted NCAA tennis championships three times since the Case Center opened. And with six indoor courts, 12 outdoor courts with seats for 2,000, it’s a safe bet to say they’ll probably be back.

The OSU women may have lost the championship match to Stanford, but the Sports Commission estimates the tournament will have a $5 million impact on the Tulsa economy.