Yes, that is what they are saying. According to the article, as of March 6, they had raised only about 1/3 of the $1.5 million from sponsors that they need to hold the tourney. They need to have the rest by the end of the month.
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TENNIS crisis hits, in both Warsaw and tennis tournaments
Agnieszka Radwanska, Jelena Dementiewa, Svetlana Kuzniecow and Venus Williams this year have come back to Poland. It may not come, because the organizers have planned for mid-May WTA tournament in Warsaw have difficulties in finding sponsors. The event could theoretically even be canceled.
At the end of January we learned that instead of low-level tournament in July in the Polish capital will be held this year in the event of a large pool of 600 thousand prize. That is to say, with a much better cast. The organizers, as reported in the first half of February, nag their arrival at the famous American Serena Williams. For best tenisistki the world would be the first visit to our country.
Negotiations on the revision of the term lasted from September of last year. Until the very end but it was not known what it runs and does not encourage us to negotiate with sponsors - explained in the January tournament director Stefan Makarczyk (Warsaw WTA calendar took place in Berlin). For now, we have to ensure the Suzuki [sponsor was the titular rozegranego years ago in Warsaw tournament demonstration - ed] and Polsat. We have discussions with several companies, which should be concluded in the first decade of February.
The talks are ongoing to this day (on Friday, was completed by the next round), and less and less time left. How do we know of about 1.5 million dollars budget of the tournament must be closed by the end of March. At present, there is one-third of this amount.
"If you want to become a sponsor of the tournament - please contact us: email@example.com
" That information can be found on the official website of Warsaw Open (under that name for now works).
Cableways people do not exist. You can not count the amount of the missing have told the authorities of Warsaw. A year ago the city spent money with tennis about 3 million (950 thousand. On women and 2 million held in June at the second tournament - men's). This year will be similar, but ...
You will support the tennis. In the capital city does not have too many prestigious events such as these tournaments, and that's excellent for us promotion - says the director of municipal sports bureau in Warsaw Wieslaw Wilczynski. - We also have the possibility, however, its limits. We are not able to give more than what has already been established with the organizers - he adds.
I know how much effort for us to acquire the cost to the tournament. Would be a shame if they went to waste now. . If the event is canceled, it can be sure that it does not return to Warsaw for many years, because the WTA us not forget - and warns Sarah manager Uli Radwańskich Victor Archutowski. - It is hoped that sponsors will be at the end - he adds.
How do I managed to find one of them is likely to be Orange. The company is a sponsor of the tournament titular male (with the prize pool of 450 thousand. Euro - that is, 563 thousand. Dol.). It is not known, however, that Orange is willing to financially support the two events, or ultimately set the expense of men to women (unsuccessfully tried to learn this from the Press Office of TP).
This is just press speculation. I can only confirm that talks with the Orange and several other companies - calms the tournament director Mr Ryszard Fijalkowski. Global crisis hinders our operation, but the reasons for concern for now is not - provides.
From a marketing point of view, the latter would, however, the meaning of Orange, of course, assuming that he wants to focus on a single tournament. The one with the participation of women is higher and better term - wielkoszlemowym just before Roland Garros. This means that the organizers can count on better casting than the ATP event to be held at a time when all of the best in the world are already preparing to rozgrywanego on Wimbledon grass. In Warsaw, the game is on the ground.
In a sense, confirms the information about the license for playing the tournament lords. Orange took it over from the previous owner, the company Prokom Investments SA, by the end of 2008. Apparently not do that to this day. This means that if a party does not take place, the penalty (in the amount of the prize pool) will pay for the company to Ryszard Krauze.
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