Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament Returns to City Park park
After nearly two decades the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament is returning to New Orleans City Park. The Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament, sanctioned by the United State Tennis Association, is expected to draw top players, 14 to 18 years old, from around the nine states of the Southern Section. The event will be played at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center, considered to be the finest tennis facility in the state, from Saturday to Monday, November 12-14, 2016. New Orleans City Park will run the tournament with the support of the Louisiana Tennis Association.
About City Park:
City Park is distinguished by its large menu of sports and recreational activities, attractions for children, and its natural beauty. City Park has a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians and is a must visit for visitors to the city. As a popular place to picnic, play a favorite sport, wander through its gardens or take a boat ride- the park receives millions of visitors each year. It is located in the heart of the city and is the largest recreation area for the entire metropolitan area. Attractions include: City Putt, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Storyland fairytale playground, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and numerous athletic venues. The 1,300 acres of parkland provide enjoyment for young children playing on our playgrounds and walkers, joggers, and bicyclists winding through the park's streets and trails.
About the Allstate Sugar Bowl:
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 27 national champions, 88 Hall of Fame players, 47 Hall of Fame coaches and 17 Heisman Trophy winners in its 82-year history. The 83rd Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 2, 2017. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.3 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors over 25,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2 billion into the local economy in the last decade. For more information, visit AllstateSugarBowl.org.