Adelaide International to serve up winning start to 2024
World-class tennis will return to South Australia when the state hosts the Adelaide International in 2024 to mark the new global tennis season.
A combined WTA 500 and ATP 250 tournament at The Drive from 8 to 13 January 2024, it will feature more than 170 top tennis players from across the world.
The women’s tournament will feature 30 singles players and 16 doubles pairs, while the men’s tournament will feature 28 singles players and 24 doubles pairs.
They will compete for a total prize pool of $2.5 million and world ranking points.
Helping kick off South Australia’s ‘summer of sport’, the Adelaide International will also offer live music, entertainment, bars, food trucks and premium experiences at The Drive’s new facilities.
The completion of the $48 million stage two Centre Court redevelopment at The Drive was debuted at the Adelaide International earlier this year, including new Northern and Eastern Stands, a new canopy roof over the sunken show court, and the Courtside Room – a premier function space – overlooking centre court.
Other major events have also benefited from the redevelopment, including the recent pop-up fan site for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 and the upcoming Australian Masters Games which starts next month.
Visitors to Adelaide in January will enjoy back-to-back international sporting events with the Adelaide International followed by the return of elite cycling for the Santos Tour Down Under and the highly anticipated Adelaide test match against the West Indies.
Early bird tickets for the Adelaide International will go on sale from 12pm ACST Wednesday 20 September via Ticketmaster. Adult general admission tickets start from $10 and kids are free. Family ticket prices start at $20.
Player announcements for the Adelaide International will be made in due course.
Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison said welcoming back world-class tennis to Adelaide will be an epic way to kickstart 2024.
"Fans are set to make a racket as they witness more than 170 of the world’s best tennis stars hit the courts at The Drive, when the Adelaide International returns in January," Minister Bettison said.
"Right in the heart of our boutique city, the Adelaide International is another blockbuster on our state’s events calendar. It brings people into our CBD and into hospitality businesses, and it showcases our state-of-the-art facilities right around the world."
Tennis SA CEO and Adelaide International General Manager, Debbie Sterrey said: "We look forward to staging the Adelaide International in 2024 as part of a huge Summer of Tennis in Australia.
"More than 170 of the world’s best tennis players will be right here at The Drive in Adelaide playing for huge $2.5 million prize pool and world ranking points.
"Off court, our traditional TennisFest will come to life once again with activations, music, food, drinks and hospitality options on offer for a fun day out at the tennis."