Corporate suites and boxes for one of Australia's premier tennis events, the Brisbane International 2019, have gone on sale for businesses looking to network and host clients against the backdrop of a line-up of some of the sport's biggest stars.
The modern Queensland Tennis Centre is the world class venue for the event and organisers say they've put together corporate packages which cater for businesses of all sizes.
"The beauty of this arena is that it is a boutique stadium which means you're up close from every vantage point and from a corporate perspective we have packages that suit all needs and budgets," Tennis Queensland CEO and Brisbane International General Manager Mark Handley says.
"We have premium reserve seats that are right behind the baseline which are a favourite, you'll see on the telecast we have eight-seat open air corporate boxes that are right down on the side of the court and then up top we have the bigger ones that are 12 seats and more for entertaining clients," he says.
"They're indoor, air conditioned, and have premium dining so they're probably the key things.
"If you want to get a corporate box and a few of your mates want to come down or extended family, you could get an open-air corporate box or if you're a business and want to network or entertain clients then this is perfect.
"I think it provides the intimacy to be able to have good conversations and watch world class games at the same time. And probably the dining experience as well are premium."
Seven Grand Slam champions will headline the Brisbane International 2019 in one of the strongest fields assembled in the tournament's 11 year history.
Star-studded line up for 2019
Grand Slam champions, Rafael Nadal (Spain), Andy Murray (Great Britain), Naomi Osaka (Japan), Sloane Stephens (USA), Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic), Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) and local favourite Sam Stosur are amongst a star studded line-up beginning their summer in Brisbane.
Defending men's champion Nick Kyrgios (ACT) returns alongside past Brisbane champions and finalists Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Milos Raonic (Canada), Ryan Harrison (USA) and Kei Nishikori (Japan).
In the women's draw, defending Brisbane champion, Elina Svitolina (Ukraine), the 2016 winner, Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic), and Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) and Daria Kasatkina (Russia) round out the top 10 contingent bound for Brisbane.
Handley says individuals and families can also enjoy the spectacle and atmosphere of the event and be right on top of the action without having to take corporate boxes or suites.
"If you're a husband and wife or family and you just want to get some good seats, go for the seats right behind the baseline which are premium reserve," Handley says.
As for the event itself, Handley says the list of world class players on show, along with a knowledgable crowd, make the Brisbane International a special event.
"On paper the player list is unbelievable! I think that we've got this terrific blend of youth and experience and I think what generally tends to happen is you've got people with a proven track record and you've got up and comers who are aspiring to be the world's best so when those two worlds collide, the fans are ultimately the winners.
"I think it's a mixture of a few key ingredients. The first one is the fans and their appreciation for tennis. I think Queenslanders have an appreciation of sport like no other.
"Second of all, I think it's our volunteers who dedicate so much time into the event to ensure that the players feel welcomed and accommodated."
Business News Australia special offer:
We are proud to again partner with Brisbane International for this truly world class event.
We have a special reader offer when you purchase a corporate package you will receive two complimentary Baseline Premium Reserve Seats to one of the Semi Final sessions on Saturday 5 January.
You will also go into the draw to win a sensational Pat Rafter Arena on-court experience, where you will get to "toss the coin" pre-match at one of the Quarter Finals matches.
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