Tickets sell out in just five weeks for London’s top tournament
By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor
The 2016 Canary Wharf Squash Classic is a sell-out, five months ahead of the world’s top players heading back to London’s Docklands.
All tickets were snapped up inside five weeks of going on sale, an amazing testament to the popularity of London’s premier squash tournament.
The event takes place at Canary Wharf’s spectacular East Wintergarden venue from March 7-11 and a rise in prize money is one of the factors in the tickets being in such hot demand.
Tournament Director Tim Garner said: “The increase in prize money to $70,000 should almost certainly result in many of the best players in the world appearing at the East Wintergarden in 2016.
“We have worked hard to raise the profile of the tournament and to bring in new sponsors to help provide a bigger prize fund for the players.
“The event has sold out every ticket, every day, for the past five years, but this response has been astonishing. To sell out in an unprecedented period of five weeks shows what can happen when a high-quality event is delivered over a sustained number of years.
“The players always enjoy playing at Canary Wharf. They love the venue, and get a buzz from the atmosphere generated by a noisy and knowledgeable crowd. We will, of course, have a waiting list for anyone who has missed out on a ticket.”
To join the waiting list, fans can email this address: [email protected]
A limited number of hospitality covers, which enjoy an unprecedented view of the court, are available on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March 2016.
Details available from [email protected]
The qualifying competition takes place at Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club over the weekend of March 5-6 with four winners joining the top 12 seeds in the main draw.
Event website: www.canarywharfsquash.com