NEW YORK, NY, July 27, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The New York Empire presented by Citi today announced that NYU Langone Medical Center will serve as the official Medical Center and team doctors for the New York Empire season and the Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO Finals at the venerable Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club, the home of the US Open for over 60 years. The Empire season will open on Sunday, July 31, against the five-time defending champion Washington Kastles.
"We welcome NYU Langone Medical Center to our growing team of partners," said Colleen Hopkins, Empire General Manager. "Mylan World TeamTennis has always been about best in class relationships, and there are no better partners to have on the medical side than the doctors and staff of one of the world's elite facilities."
Dennis Cardone, DO, will oversee the partnership as Team Physician. Dr. Cardone is an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, chief of primary care sports medicine, and co-director of the Concussion Center at NYU Langone. Dr. Cardone also serves as the head team physician for the athletic programs at NYU and Long Island University, the chief medical officer for the New York City Public Schools Athletic League, and as a team physician for the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
"We are looking forward to helping keep the elite players of the Empire healthy and on the court during the season," said Dr. Cardone of NYU Langone.
Currently, NYU Langone is ranked #5 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report list of "Best Hospitals for Adult Orthopaedics." The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the largest and most accomplished orthopaedic programs in the country, recognized both nationally and internationally as a center of excellence in orthopaedic clinical care, education, research, and quality. NYU Langone's musculoskeletal service areas have received top 10 rankings in the areas of orthopaedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.
The 2016 Mylan WTT season presented by GEICO season marks a return to professional tennis at one of the sport's most historic facilities. The restored facility will be configured to seat 2,500 for six home matches from July 31 through August 13. Patrick McEnroe will serve as the coach of the Empire, and former US Open champion Andy Roddick will be the team's marquee player along with New Jersey native, former Olympian and rising WTA star Christina McHale.
The Empire schedule, which includes promotions ranging from an opening night celebration of all-time tennis greats Billie Jean King and Virginia Wade, LGBTQ Pride Night, Salute to Strong Women and International Night and a full roster of players can be found at http://www.NYEmpireTennis.com. You can also follow the team on Twitter (@nyempiretennis) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/NYEmpireTennis). To become a sponsor, purchase individual or season tickets or to get more information about VIP packages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://www.nyempiretennis.com or call the New York Empire office at (844) 5-EMPIRE (844-536-7473).
About the New York Empire
The New York Empire presented by Citi will play their first season at Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club. The restored facility will be configured to seat 2,500 for six home matches from July 31 through August 13. Patrick McEnroe will serve as the coach of the Empire, former US Open champion Andy Roddick will be a marquee player on the team, and New Jersey native and one of the top American women, Christina McHale headline the roster. The Empire roster also features Guido Pella of Argentina, and doubles specialists María Irigoyen also of Argentina and Neal Skupski of Great Britain. The stadium hosted the US Open Tennis Championships a total of 60 times, first from 1915 to 1920, and then again from 1924 to 1977. In addition, the finals of the Davis Cup were held at the club 10 times, more than any other venue. Currently, the stadium is also used as a music venue for concerts such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon among many others.
About Mylan World TeamTennis
The New York Empire is one of six Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO teams that will compete in the innovative professional team tennis league for the King Trophy, the championship trophy named after co-founder Billie Jean King. For more information on Mylan WTT, visit http://www.WTT.com.
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