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Old 06-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by DaveKB View Post
A few weeks ago an "in the know" UVA poster on the UVA Sabre tennis website said that UVA would get it, because of a rumored new big time outdoor facility to be built near the current 12 indoor court facility at Boars Head Tennis and Sports Club where both the men's and women's team indoor have been held. Some as yet unnamed donor was supposedly going to put up the money and he apparently has lots of it. UVA has not announced anything official about a new outdoor tennis facility and the current one is probably not suitable, although there are 12 courts. UVA always has a graduation weekend conflict, so I doubt Charlottesville has the hotel rooms to handle both unless they move the NCAA's back a week.
No one said UVA would get it, just that UVA was likely going to bid for the 2015 event. They would absolutely have to build a new outdoor facility, as Snyder is not a suitable facility to host a tournament like the NCAAs.

The hotel situation would work very well for competitors, because UVA's Indoor facility (and the presumed location of the new outdoor facility) are a short walk from more than enough hotel rooms that UVA could hold for the NCAAs.

Charlottesville is also undergoing a bit of a hotel boom right now. The City did an analysis of hotel room occupancy rates in the area (they are ridiculously high, well above industry standard). The results of that study have been pushed out to hotel operators, and they are responding. I'd guess there will be an additional 500 rooms in the market by 2015, easy.
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