The New York Empire today announced that Ford Lincoln of Queens has signed on to become the team’s official auto partner for their 2016 home season at the venerable Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club, the home of the US Open for over 60 years. The Empire season, presented by Citi, will open on Sunday, July 31, against the five-time defending champion Washington Kastles. The 2016 Mylan WTT season is presented by GEICO.
“We welcome Ford Lincoln of Queens to our team as we get closer to our inaugural season,” said Empire General Manager Colleen Hopkins. “We are proud to bring tennis back to such an iconic location and show how vital a partner we can be for local businesses who are looking to engage in a competitive and exciting atmosphere like Mylan World TeamTennis.”
“The Empire will provide a great promotional platform for us this summer in the borough we share as home,” said Joe Vultaggio III, Owner of Ford Lincoln of Queens. “We are looking forward to pairing our brand with theirs in this very special season as tennis returns to Forest Hills.”
Ford Lincoln of Queens will showcase the Lincoln Black Label editions of the MKZ, MKX and MKC on-site at all NY Empire matches. Lincoln Black Label is a personalized experience that exceeds ownership by unifying design and service through a curated collection of interior themes and a host of exclusive membership privileges, inspired by attention to detail and love of automobiles.
The 2016 Mylan WTT season presented by GEICO season marks a return to professional tennis at one of the sport’s most historic facilities. The restored facility will be configured to seat 2,500 for six home matches from July 31 through August 12. Patrick McEnroe will serve as the coach of the Empire, and former US Open champion Andy Roddick will be the team’s marquee player along with New Jersey native, former Olympian and rising WTA star Christina McHale.
The Empire schedule, promotions and full roster of players can be found at www.NYEmpireTennis.com You can also follow the team on Twitter (@nyempiretennis) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/NYEmpireTennis). To become a sponsor, purchase individual or season tickets or to get more information about VIP packages , please email [email protected], visit www.nyempiretennis.com or call the New York Empire office at (844) 5-EMPIRE (844-536-7473).