We all can recognize that we benefit from living in an international epicenter in the land of the free and home of the brave. In fact, some would argue that we’re more international than domestic in these parts. From foreign investors buying all of our real estate to the shoppers along Fifth Avenue taking advantage of the exchange rates; this is not just any U.S. City. With that comes sports of all shapes and sizes. How about squash? Do even know what that is? Quick lesson from Wikipedia: Squash is a racquet sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.
Combine this game with the powerhouse that J.P. Morgan is and you have the 18th annual J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions at Grand Central Terminal from January 16-23, bringing together the world’s best professional squash players for an exhilarating week of international competition and live spectator events.
The tournament takes placed under the iconic chandeliers in Vanderbilt Hall, the matches are played in a new state-of-the-art glass squash court with stadium seating for 500 and a free standing-room area for commuters and passersby tempted to catch a later train. The LED-enabled court can show spectators everything from replay and video review, to how long you have to rush out to the bar in between games. The world-class action is free for commuters and passersby walking through Vanderbilt Hall, while enthusiasts can settle in to catch a full session with tickets to the stadium ranging from $8 to $170.
For more information, check out the listing on New York Events.