| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The New York Empire presented by Citi today announced the schedule of match-night promotions and themes for the upcoming 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis season. The promotional schedule features a special theme for all seven home matches to be played on Court 17 of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

The New York Empire will kick off the 2017 season with Family Fun Night on Sunday, July 16 against the Philadelphia Freedoms in a match that will feature New York Empire marquee player John Isner squaring off against Philadelphia Freedoms’ Donald Young. Family Fun Night will feature special kids’ clinics, discounted USTA Camp rates, face painters and the debut of Hudson, the New York Empire’s very first mascot. On July 19, the team will celebrate Nevertheless #ShePersisted Night, a special salute to inspiring women featuring one of the greatest sports icons of our time, Mylan World TeamTennis Co-Founder and leader for social change, Billie Jean King.

Other theme nights include Battle of the Boroughs on Thursday, July 27, when Genie Bouchard, Mardy Fish and the New York Empire face the Orange County Breakers. The night will feature special borough-themed games and friendly competitions. On July 28 against the San Diego Aviators, the team will celebrate Latin Heritage Night with special music, food and activities. The New York Empire will close out the home season on Fan Appreciation Night on Monday, July 31 against the Springfield Lasers. To show the team’s appreciation for community support, all Queens residents, members of Queens tennis clubs and fans with a ticket stub from a previous match will receive 20% off their admission. 

The full list of New York Empire theme nights and promotions for the 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis season is listed below.




July 16 vs. Philadelphia Freedoms

Family Fun Night


July 19 vs. Philadelphia Freedoms

Nevertheless #ShePersisted (Salute to Inspiring Women)


July 20 vs. Orange County Breakers

Salute to Public Service People


July 27 vs. Orange County Breakers

Battle of the Boroughs


July 28 vs. San Diego Aviators

Latin Heritage Night


July 30 vs. Washington Kastles

International Night


July 31 vs. Springfield Lasers

Fan Appreciation Night


The New York Empire is coached by International Tennis Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez and includes marquee players Genie Bouchard, Mardy Fish and John Isner. The roster will also highlight Kirsten Flipkens, Guido Pella and Maria Sanchez.  

Not only will fans witness world-class tennis featuring their favorite pros, but they will also be treated to evenings of specialty food, music and non-stop action when they visit Court 17.

Tickets start as low as $10 for children ages 16-and-under and $20 for adults for this world-class tennis experience. The New York Empire offers both reserved box seats and general admission seating, along with hospitality and box seat packages that include food and beverage service. A limited number of box-seat packages are available with options including the opportunity to Play with the Pros or attend a Player VIP Party with all New York Empire team members that will include a Q&A session, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.  

Individual match or season tickets can be purchased by visiting www.NYEmpireTennis.com or calling the New York Empire office at 844-5-EMPIRE (844-536-7473).

For more information on Mylan World TeamTennis, visit www.WTT.com