Family Circle Cup Tickets On-Sale Nov 15th

November 14, 2011

Buy Early for a Chance to Win the “VIP for a Day” Sweepstakes
CHARLESTON, SC – November 11, 2011 – The Family Circle Cup will be held March 31 – April 8, 2012 at the Family Circle Tennis Center in the Best Tennis Town in America, Charleston, S.C.  Marking the tournament’s 40th year, tickets for the 2012 Family Circle Cup will go on-sale at 10:00 am on Tuesday, November 15th.  This year, there’s an extra incentive to buy your tickets early. 
Would you like to have lunch with some of the world’s best female athletes or see how it feels to walk on to Stadium Court through the player tunnel?  Here’s your chance.  Any patron who purchases tickets before January 2, 2012 will be entered into the tournament’s “VIP for a Day” Sweepstakes, and eligible to win weekly prizes, culminating with a Grand Prize VIP Experience. 
The Grand Prize VIP Experience will include a behind-the-scenes tour featuring the tournament’s Clubhouse, Media Center, Stadium, ESPN2 Production Trailers, as well as lunch in the player dining area, VIP gift bag including an autographed t-shirt, upgrade for two to Box Seats for a day, pre-match coin-toss, photo opportunity with players prior to a Family Circle Stadium match, valet parking and Terrace Club access.  The Grand Prize VIP Experience winner will be announced on Monday, January 2, 2012.
“Our VIP for a Day contest is the most exciting opportunity we’ve ever offered to our fans, providing unprecedented access to players and areas that are traditionally off-limits to spectators,” said Margaret Shaw, Ticket Coordinator. 
The first weekly winner will be awarded on November 25 and every Friday through the end of December. Weekly prizes include a pre-match coin-toss on Stadium Court during the Family Circle Cup and a photo opportunity with the players. 
For detailed information on ticket packages and individual session tickets, please visit: 
“Fans enjoy the convenience, price advantage and prime seat location that ticket packages offer,” said Shaw.  “Individual session tickets provide flexibility for patrons to select the sessions of world class tennis that best fit their busy schedules.”
Tickets are available 24 hours a day via, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, and at  Fans can also buy tickets at any local Publix location offering Ticketmaster services, as well as in person at the event’s Box Office located on the second floor of the Family Circle Tennis Center Clubhouse, and by phone from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at (800) 677-2293 or (843) 856-7900. 
Ticket Packages:

Terrace Packages:  $475 / package
Located in rows 1-6 of the Terrace Level, providing access to all sessions – (March 31 – April 8).
Intro Package:  $185 / package
Located in the middle rows of the Terrace Level, fans will see all the seeded players in action with this early week package.  Tickets include Monday, Tuesday (day & night), and Wednesday (day & night) sessions – (April 2-4). *At no extra charge, this package also includes Qualifying Round tickets for Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.
Finale Package:  $285 / package
Located in the middle rows of the Terrace Level, this package features late-week matches, including the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals. Tickets include Thursday (day & night), Friday (day & night), Saturday, and Sunday sessions – (April 5-8).
Champions Package:  $225 / package
Located in the middle rows of the Terrace Level, this package guarantees a prime seat for the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals.  Tickets include Friday (day & night), Saturday, and Sunday sessions – (April 6-8).

Individual Session Ticket Options:
Grounds Passes: Grants admission to outer courts.
Qualifying Rounds:  $10.00 each
Saturday, March 31 & Sunday, April 1
Children under 12 free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Main Draw: $25.00 each
*Only available through the Family Circle Cup Box Office.
Monday, April 2 & Tuesday, April 3 (Day Sessions Only)
Terrace Seats: 
Grant admission to Family Circle Stadium and all outer courts.
Day Sessions
Monday, April 2 – Thursday, April 5: $55.00
Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8: $75.00

Night Sessions
Tuesday, April 3 – Thursday, April 5: $30.00
Friday, April 6 Night Session: $40.00

Grandstand Seats: Available Monday, April 2 – Sunday, April 8
Grant admission to Family Circle Stadium and all outer courts.
Day Sessions
Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6: $45.00
Saturday, April 7 – Sunday, April 8: $50.00
Night Sessions
Tuesday, April 3 – Friday, April 6: $20

About Family Circle Cup:
The Family Circle Tennis Center, home of the Family Circle Cup and World TeamTennis Finals Weekend, is a public facility owned by the City of Charleston and operated by Meredith Corporation that also hosts a variety of additional events including concerts, festivals, tennis tournaments and other activities throughout the year.  Charleston, South Carolina was named “Top City in the US in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, and Charleston was also voted the “Best Tennis Town in America” in a USTA contest in 2010.  The Tennis Center features a 10,200 seat stadium, Grand Lawn, 17 tennis courts lighted for night play, Pro Shop, and a full service event management staff capable of handling all aspects of an event including ticketing, operations, sales, marketing, public relations, and food & beverage.
Family Circle is the longest running title sponsor of a sporting event in the United States, as well as in all of professional tennis, world-wide.  With over 21 million readers, Family Circle is one of the most widely read monthly magazines in America and is one of 14 leading subscription magazines owned by Meredith Corporation.   The Family Circle Cup receives four days of live broadcast domestically on ESPN2, and is viewed internationally in over 25 countries, featuring over 200 hours of live and delayed global broadcast time, reaching 8.54 million viewers worldwide.
For tickets or more information, call (843) 856-7900, visit or find us on Facebook (Family Circle Cup) and Twitter (@FamilyCircleCup).