Hamburg European Open Goes Green
The Hamburg European Open will become a “green event”. The Rothenbaum tournament was awarded the contract to participate in the pilot phase “Sustainable Events” of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in 2020. This was announced by the Environment and Energy authority and the Green Events Hamburg network at a press conference on Wednesday.
“The Rothenbaum tournament is an integral part of the sports city of Hamburg,” said Jens Kerstan, Hamburg’s Senator for Environment and Energy. “We are very pleased that such a traditional and well-known event will take part in our pilot phase for sustainable events. This shows that tradition, sport, climate protection and sustainability go well together.”
In addition to the Hamburg European Open, which will celebrate its 114th edition at the modernized Rothenbaum Stadium from 11 to 19 July 2020, the Hamburg Triathlon, the Hamburg DOM Fun Fair, Christopher Street Day, the Reeperbahn Festival and the Dockville Festival will also be part of the project.
“We want to take a pioneering role in climate protection worldwide on the ATP Tour, as the sport Tennis has a lot to catch up on this topic,” said tournament director Sandra Reichel.
Among other things, the organizers of the Hamburg European Open announced to compensate for the CO2 emissions of all players flying into Hamburg by paying compensation to “tree projects” in the city. In addition, the ATP 500 event only uses ecologically and fairly manufactured merchandise.