Charleston Tennis LLC – parent company of the Volvo Car Stadium, Volvo Car Open and LTP Daniel Island – has partnered with the City of Charleston to renovate + modernize the Volvo Car Stadium (161 Seven Farms Dr.). 🎾
After attending country music singer Kenny Chesney’s concert at the stadium last year, Ben Navarro – owner of Charleston Tennis LLC – re-imagined the 20-year-old venue as a more modernized space that still maintains its intimacy.
The new plan, funded by Ben + his wife Kelly as a gift to the City of Charleston, features a multi-story “Stage House” that contains player wellness facilities, media and production + food preparation areas and a VIP Club level overlooking Center Court. The structure will provide shade for fans + stage infrastructure and weather protection.
The façade and concourse will also be updated, including a more intimate bowl atmosphere, new hospitality suites, additional permanent bathrooms, concession upgrades, IT + architectural lighting and an elevated boardwalk underneath the stadium’s Grand Oaks that will protect their root system + create a sitting space under the trees’ canopies for patrons.
Construction will begin after final city approvals, with an anticipated project completion in the fall of 2021. The 2021 Volvo Car Open, slated to take place April 3-11, will be held in a temporary stadium constructed on the current Althea Gibson Club Court that will seat up to 3,000 fans per session.
Note: Officials are currently assessing various plans to safely + successfully follow through with the 2021 tournament. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Nov. 13; more info here.