Businesses seeing green with Volvo Car Open


The Volvo Car Open is the hottest ticket in Charleston right now, and businesses are reaping the rewards of the weeklong tournament.

Volvo Car Open is the largest and longest-running women-only tournament in professional tennis. The tournament brings the best professional women's tennis players to the Lowcountry, and with it comes lots of money.

Nearly 100,000 people flock to Daniel Island to watch the game and businesses are seeing lots of green.

To say the game is good for business is an understatement. In recent years it's pumped more than $25 million into the Charleston economy.

The matches are broadcast domestically on ESPN2, and is viewed internationally in more than 165 countries. It features more than 100 hours of live broadcast and more than 3,000 hours of delayed global broadcast, reaching more than 10 million viewers worldwide.

Several Daniel Island business owners said they bring in extra staff for the week to accommodate the influx of people. Lines are long but business is good.

The tournament wraps up Sunday.


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