The ATP 250 will celebrate its 5th edition after the event had to be canceled in 2020
The Los Cabos Open will not be able to have an audience for the premiere of its new stadium. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Baja California Sur authorities determined that the ATP 250 tournament had to be held without the presence of people in its stands to control possible infections, so its new venue will have the presence of great exponents of the tour like Grigor Dimitrov, John Isner, and Taylor Fritz, but not that amateur.
Currently, in Baja California Sur there are 29,536 people affected by the new coronavirus since the first positive, according to the latest official data for April 18. In total, there are 1,308 deaths in the region as a result of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic and although no new deaths have been registered in the latest delivery of figures, it was determined that from July 19 to 24, the ATC it will not have an audience to avoid problems.
“In 2020 the tournament was suspended due to the pandemic, throughout this time we have worked to carry out the tournament under the best conditions, but today BCS is at level 3 of the traffic light, which allows the event to be held with certain restrictions like being without fans. The event is going to take place behind closed doors, which has certain implications, from the outset we are aware of the situation, but it is not something new, we were fortunate in Acapulco to have 30% but in Los Cabos, it will be behind closed doors “, said the tournament director José Antonio Fernández in a videoconference.
“It is something that without a doubt we would have liked to have with the public but we must always abide by the measures of the health authorities in the states where we have events, in this case that is our turn and it will be our job to amplify the content that week. We are happy to carry it out in our new home, a place that will be iconic in the country where we will hold major events throughout the year, “he added.
The ATP 250 will celebrate its fifth edition after the event had to be canceled in 2020 due to the health emergency, and although it was hoped to have fans, it will not be until 2022. The new complex has an advance of 75 % in its construction so it will be ready for the date of the tournament, although the economic blow for not having a box office income will hit the coffers of Mextenis hard.
“Without a doubt, a large part of the income is public assistance, we will not count it but we cannot let another year pass. It is a commitment, we will not have that economic spill but we will have an amplification of advertising with the destination, each event that takes place right now has a greater distribution. Who in these conditions has the luxury of opening a new headquarters, we are unique in the world and we are very happy? “, He said.