Los Cabos, Mexico, Replaces Bogota In 2016
Mexico to host ATP World Tour event in 2016
The ATP announced on Wednesday that Bogota’s ATP World Tour 250 tournament would be transferred to Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, following acquisition of the event by Grupo Pegaso.
The ATP Board of Directors at its meetings in London this week approved the tournament transfer. Executives of Grupo Pegaso and Imla de Colombia signed the agreement, which delivers a second ATP World Tour tournament to Mexico.
With this partnership, Grupo Pegaso reaffirms its commitment to Mexico's development in the sport industry by delivering and organizing high quality events, and further consolidation of men’s professional tennis in México.
The Abierto Mexicano 250 Los Cabos, will have a total financial commitment of nearly US$800,000, ranking as the highest in its category in the Americas Region. The new hard court tournament will take place from August 8 to August 14 in the 2016 season and will become part of North America's Summer Tour.
Solaz Los Cabos developed by Sordo Madaleno Architects, will host this magnificent tournament. Every aspect of this Starwood Luxury collection Hotel provides comfort and exclusivity to satisfy guests and spectators, which symbolizes the commitment of Quinta del Golfo de Cortez Group, owners of the resort.
The Abierto Mexicano 250 Los Cabos will live up to its name, showing the world the unique natural beauty of this gorgeous site, considered one of Mexico's most important tourist destinations.
“The Los Cabos Tourism Board is delighted to have the opportunity to host the ATP World Tour 250, and we are proud of the trust the ATP has given us. Bringing the tournament to Los Cabos will reinforce Los Cabos’ reputation as a world-class venue for professional sporting events, as well as an extraordinary destination for luxurious leisure pursuits, for which we are already renowned. We’re grateful to the Secretariat of Tourism and the Baja California Sur state government for their part in bringing this sponsorship to fruition; as well as to the Los Cabos Hotel Association, and Time-share Developers Association for their additional support” stated Patricio Burillo, Chairman of the Board of Grupo Pegaso.
Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President, said: “The ATP World Tour features 62 tournaments in 31 countries, showcasing the world’s best athletes competing in many of the world’s greatest destinations. We’re delighted to welcome Los Cabos to the ATP World Tour. We look forward to the inaugural tournament in 2016, and many successful years ahead.”
After purchasing the tournament from Los Angeles, Imla de Colombia produced the event for the last three years in Bogota. “It has been a great opportunity for Colombia to showcase our country throughout the world. It comes with mixed feelings to transfer our event to Los Cabos where we believe it will grow to be a great event representing Mexico internationally” said Manuel Mate, Bogota’s former tournament director.
Grupo Pegaso will continue to support Mexican players with wild cards. Further details will be announced later.
ABOUT GRUPO PEGASO
Grupo Pegaso begins operations in 1994 with the purpose of promoting projects with strong social commitment, which over time delivers global importance for Mexico in the most dynamic sectors of the economy. Concentrating its activity in the telecommunications, advertising, sports and technology sectors.