The BMW Malaysian Open Returns in 2016 at a New Venue

The BMW Malaysian Open, the most prestigious tennis tournament for women in the country returns in 2016 at a new venue – the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC).

An international tennis tournament sanctioned by the WTA, the largest sporting event in the world for women, the BMW Malaysian Open will be held from 29th February to 6th March 2016 at a purpose built and newly constructed venue in the premises of the KLGCC that will offer easy access for players and spectators.

Announcing the tournament for the year 2016, Mr. Sashi Ambi, Head of Corporate  Communications, BMW Group Malaysia said, “We at BMW Group Malaysia are pleased to present the BMW Malaysian Open tennis tournament in the country once again. The international tennis tournament which introduces the tennis stars of the world to Malaysia and raises the level of the sport locally is back in Kuala Lumpur. Tennis fans here can expect another thrilling year of end to end tennis action on new courts at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC).
Ambi added that four years ago the premium automaker started supporting the sport of tennis in the country with hope of raising the profile of the game in Malaysia as well as to help identify, cultivate and support emerging tennis talents in the country.

Tournament Director Keld Kristiansen, who is also the Executive Chairman of event promoters Carbon Sports Sdn. Bhd, meanwhile said, "The facilities at the KLGCC are being purpose-built which allows us to design the venue for easier access and suit the specific needs of the sport and its athletes."

The new venue is designed for visitors to be able to park their cars within walking distance to the competition grounds while separate driveways have been allocated for athlete and VIP vehicles.

The BMW Malaysian Open is part of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) series and offers USD250,000 in prize money. It will be held in Malaysia for the 7th year, and is expected to field some of the best women tennis athletes in the world.

In 2015, the nine-day event attracted close to 15,000 visitors who witnessed some of the most gripping action on the tennis courts which led to victory for Caroline Wozniacki.
More thrilling matches can be expected in 2016 as the players’ line-up will be announced in the coming days.

Off the competition courts, a series of exciting activities have been planned that allow for fans and sponsors to interact with their favourite athletes in autograph and photo sessions or by taking part in coaching clinics, sports seminars, social functions and media events.

Qualifying rounds will be played on 27th and 28th February and admission is free from Saturday, 27th February to Wednesday, 2th March, 2016.

While facilities are being upgraded, ticket prices will remain the same as for the 2016 event. Tickets can be purchased online from www.ticketpro.com.my or by calling Ticket Pro at 03-7880 7999, beginning 1st February. Tickets are priced at RM33, RM53, RM63 and RM73, respectively from 3rd to 6th March.

Season passes are priced at RM153 and early bird discounts are available before 27th February, 2016. An on-site box office will commence on 27th February, 2016

The event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, MyCeb and the Ministry of Youth & Sports Malaysia.

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