Mount Pleasant Magazine March/April 2023

47 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com sidebar Credit One Stadium recently underwent upgrades to enhance the stadium experience for fans and tennis players as well as concert performers. While further revamps and improvements to the venue and its facilities are ongoing, the stadium rebuild started in late 2020, with a groundbreaking held at the event in April 2021. The renovations modernized the facility and increased the stadium capacity from 7,000 to 11,000. With the outlook on in-person attendance still uncertain in 2021, Moran said Charleston Tennis took advantage of the spectator hiatus to proceed earlier than planned with more extensive renovations that were originally slated for 2024. Upgrades completed thus far include a Stage House (designed for both tennis and music) featuring a state-of-the-art gym, access to doctors and physical and massage therapists, new locker rooms with cold tubs, player dining and lounge, a media and production space, full kitchen and food prep/storage area and a VIP club level for patrons overlooking Center Court. Prior to the completion of the Stage House, there was no gym, only outdoor dining was available, and an inflatable pool filled with ice served as a makeshift cold tub. Now all the services players require are conveniently located in one centralized area. “We really put a lot of thought into what are the player needs when they are here,” said Moran, citing the 2022WTA 500 Tournament of the Year accolade as the hard-earned fruits of that endeavor. He added that although the tournament has always provided 5-star treatment to players —“now we have a facility that’s equal to that experience, and that really helped push us over the edge.” On the fan side, they added new premium hospitality suites, bathrooms and concession stands. Additionally, in February they finished building a new outdoor deck area that will host live music under the oaks. “So, everything we did was really to elevate the player experience and the fan experience,” said Moran. “And along with that our partnership experience goes up with it. Be it our merchandise partners, our concession partners or our sponsors.” Credit One Stadium gets a modern makeover Comfortable, convenient dental care with the latest technology. 145 River Landing Dr., Suite 102 Daniel Island, SC 29492 200 Brighton Park Blvd., Suite A Summerville, SC 29483 General Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Implants Same Day Crowns Invisalign Botox & Filler Sleep Apnea TMJ & Headaches ...and much more! Accepting new patients! Call, text or visit our website to make an appointment (843) 242-0645 FREE Sonicare toothbrushes to new patients! *show proof of ad