CHICAGO (CBS) — The United Center will swap out the Hawks and Bulls logos next year in exchange for a tennis court.
The second edition of the Laver Cup will be held at the West Side arena in September 2018, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday. The inaugural tennis tournament, which pits Europe against the World, concludes Sunday in Prague.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: Chicago Sky's WNBA Championship Parade And Rally
“The Laver Cup will draw tennis fans from throughout the world to Chicago for a competition like no other,” Emanuel said in a statement.
“But this competition will do more than bring world-class tennis back to Chicago – it will inspire the next generation of tennis champions in neighborhoods across the city and beyond.”READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
The Laver Cup is a three-day event pitting six players from Europe against six rivals from the rest of the world.
The tournament will be the first major tennis event in Chicago in more than 25 years.MORE NEWS: Florida, Hawaii, D.C. Removed From Chicago Travel Advisory; List Includes 45 States, 2 Territories
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