The City of Cedar Park is pleased to welcome the Austin Aces professional tennis team to Cedar Park Center. The Austin Aces, led by former world #1-ranked player and Austin resident Andy Roddick, has announced that the team chose Cedar Park’s state-of-the art sports and entertainment facility for its inaugural Mylan World TeamTennis season this year. The Austin Aces are the first professional tennis team in Central Texas, and join two other professional sports teams in making Cedar Park Center their venue: the AHL’s Texas Stars, which are affiliates of the NHL's Dallas Stars, and the NBA D-League Austin Toros, which are affiliates of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.
Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell says, “We are proud to welcome the Austin Aces, now the third professional sports team to call Cedar Park home. World Team Tennis is family-friendly sports entertainment, and Cedar Park Center is an incredible venue for it. The opportunity to host world-class tennis in Cedar Park is incredibly exciting. I can't wait for July!”
July is when the Aces’ season begins, and Cedar Park Center will be specially configured for tennis and offer seating for more than 5,500 fans. The Center offers a climate-controlled environment, which is critical to players’ success and fan comfort, as local summer temperatures often reach into the 100s.
“Cedar Park Center is proud to welcome the Austin Aces as an exciting new part of our sports programming,” said Rick McLaughlin, Cedar Park Center General Manager. “We look forward to welcoming the Austin area’s first professional tennis team and some of the sport’s biggest names to our venue in July.”
The Aces will play 14 regular season matches, with seven home matches at Cedar Park Center during a three-week season in July. Along with Roddick leading the team, former professional tennis player and British Davis Cup captain and current BBC commentator John Lloyd has signed on as head coach. The Aces will continue to build their roster with the Mylan WTT Marquee Player Draft on Tuesday, February 11 and then will round out the lineup on Tuesday, March 11 during the Mylan WTT Roster Player Draft. The team’s schedule of seven home matches will be announced in early March.
Season ticket packages for the Aces inaugural season will go on sale January 15 and can be purchased by calling the Austin Aces office at (512) 508-3069. For more information visit www.AustinAcesTennis.com.
About the Austin Aces
In 2014, the Austin Aces begin play in their inaugural Mylan World TeamTennis season. Austin resident and former world No. 1 Andy Roddick will lead the Aces as their marquee player. Coached by British tennis legend John Lloyd, the team will play 14 regular season matches throughout the month of July, including seven at home at the state-of-the-art Cedar Park Center. For more information on the Austin Aces, visit www.AustinAcesTennis.com.
About Cedar Park Center
Cedar Park Center is the premier multi-use entertainment facility of Central Texas hosting more than 130 events per year including sporting events, concerts, and family shows. Cedar Park Center is home of the AHL's Texas Stars, the primary development affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars, home of the Austin Toros, the NBA D-League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs and home of the Austin Aces, one of the eight professional tennis teams playing Mylan World TeamTennis. Cedar Park Center is located at the intersection of New Hope Drive and Toll Road 183-A in Cedar Park, just north of Austin. For more information on Cedar Park Center, visit www.cedarparkcenter.com.
About Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT)
Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) showcases the best in professional team tennis competition, playing an innovative team format co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s. Mylan WTT, which begins its 39th season in July 2014, is a showcase for many of tennis' top players with virtually every major champion of the Open era playing in the league throughout since 1974. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is a minority owner and promotional partner of Mylan World TeamTennis. For more information on Mylan WTT, visit www.WTT.com.