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Presidents Cup on pace for record-setting event in Charlotte this fall

Presidents Cup Exec Dir Adam Sperling and other event organizers are anticipating a "record-setter for advance hospitality and ticket sales" for the international team event at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC in September, according to Erik Spanberg of the CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL. Construction on the miniature city that will soon fill the course "began in April and will take five and a half months to complete." Hospitality, viewing areas, staging and merchandise "will require 500,000 square feet of flooring on the Quail Hollow course as part of various temporary structures, representing an increase of 25% from the most recent Presidents Cup played in the U.S." in '17, which is the "largest footprint the PGA Tour has used." Sperling said, "This has surpassed all of our expectations." He said that last year the Presidents Cup "generated higher corporate sales than anticipated as demand never ebbed even after most sales records had been broken." The opening hole staging "will be the largest the PGA Tour has built." It will include 2,500 seats and 2,000 square feet of surrounding video boards to convey the stature of an international competition featuring the world's best players." Tickets for Friday and Saturday matches are "sold out" and the 1,500 remaining for Sunday "will likely be gone by the end of the month." Sperling said that there are "more tickets left for the opening day on Thursday." He declined to "disclose financial figures" but said that the '22 Presidents Cup has "broken all revenue records." Looking at revenue, square footage, ticket sales and other measures, Sperling said this year's event, "by all measures, is going to be bigger than anything we've ever done" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 5/12).

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