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Bellevue Beat | Bellevue hosting first ever World Squash Championship in America

For the first time ever, the finals of the upcoming 2015 Men's World Squash Championship will be played in the US and right here in Bellevue, WA. The week-long squash championship event will take place at Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center November 13-22, 2015.


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According to Shabana Khan, organizer and promoter of this year's World Squash Championship, the finals will be played in a luminous glass court at Meydenbauer Center. The court will be lighted, with an audience of some 3,000 spectators on four sides in darkness so they can see the fast-action play.

The Meydenbauer convention center is currently closed for a 3-month $12.5 million face-lift that will include warmer interiors, new lighting, new theater seats and upgrades to technology throughout the 22 year-old Bellevue convention center.

For event organizer and city officals, the 2015 World Squash Championship event will serve both as an introduction to the intimate, fast-paced racket sport that's played by about 20 million people around the world and also as a coming-out party for the new Meydenbauer Center renovation all culminating to showcase Bellevue as a tourist destination with an increasingly international presence and a growing list of attractions.

What do you think of the World squash Championship making its very first appearance stateside right here in Bellevue, WA? Share your comments on our Facebook page.

Wonder how they are going to put a luminous glass squash court in Meydenbauer Center? Check out this cool time-lapse video of the construction of a squash court at Grand Central Terminal from WSJ.

For more information and details for the event, visit 2015 World Squash Championship.

Read the full Seattle Times article Bellevue scores tourism points with squash championship

Published: June 27, 2015


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