Andy Murray Live Presented by SSE 2017
World number one, Andy Murray, today announced that tennis legend Roger Federer will join him for his second tennis exhibition event, Andy Murray Live presented by SSE. The charity fundraiser will return to The SSE Hydro Glasgow, on Tuesday 7th November this year.
Tickets go on sale today, with half of all seats costing just £25, making the event very accessible for all. Last year tickets sold out within 48-hours and demand this year is expected to be even higher.
The event will feature a mix of world-class tennis and some light-hearted entertainment. Following the singles match against Federer, Murray will be joined by brother Jamie to take on Tim Henman and Mansour Bahrami in a more relaxed doubles challenge.
Once again, all proceeds from the event will be donated to charity. Funds this year will be shared equally between Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, of which Murray is a UK Ambassador, and a local Scottish charity to be announced soon.
Fans unable to make it to Glasgow for the carnival of tennis can follow all of the action as it happens on Eurosport. ‘Andy Murray Live’ has partnered with Eurosport, the Home of Grand Slam tennis, to broadcast the event exclusively across the United Kingdom, Europe and around the world.
Murray said, “Last year was such a fantastic night and to raise over £300,000 for Unicef and Young People’s Futures in our first year was amazing. This year is going to be even bigger and better and I am so pleased to be able to bring Roger to play in Scotland for the first time – he will get a chance to see for himself just how enthusiastic Scottish fans are, and what a great venue The SSE Hydro is. It is also important for me to be able support Unicef again this year, and to help a different local charity as well.”
Presenting partner, SSE’s Senior Sponsorship Manager, Stuart Mackenzie added, “We are proud to continue our partnership with ‘Andy Murray Live’. The atmosphere last year was fantastic and I am sure that this year will be even better. The success Andy has had on and off the court is unprecedented and he is a wonderful ambassador for British sport. We’re looking forward to what promises to be an incredible event, and we’ll also be offering our customers signed up to SSE Reward the chance to win some incredible experiences ahead of the day.”
Mark Devlin, Unicef UK’s Chief Operating Officer said: “Following the success of last year’s fantastic Andy Murray Live event, we are thrilled that it’s taking place for a second year. As a Unicef UK Ambassador, Andy has shown an amazing commitment to helping children in danger, and we are so proud to once again have his support for our vital work. The event will help raise awareness and much-needed funds for children in emergencies all around the world, including those caught up in the current refugee crisis. The money raised will help Unicef provide children with immediate, life-saving care, protection and supplies, as well as lasting support to help families rebuild their lives.”
Commenting on their broadcast partnership, Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton said: “As the Home of Grand Slam Tennis, Eurosport is well-versed in showcasing the world’s best players play at Melbourne Park, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Flushing Meadow. To have the chance to broadcast Andy Murray Live – featuring two of the finest players of this generation in Andy Murray and Roger Federer – on our platforms is a terrific opportunity for fans to see their heroes in action while also raising important funds for charity.”
Tickets, from only £25 are available to purchase now: online at www.thessehydro.com or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 395 4000, or in person from the main box office at the SECC. For accessible area tickets, please call
0800 952 0110 or for group bookings, please call 0844 395 4010.
For more information about ‘Andy Murray Live’ presented by SSE go to www.andymurraylive.com.