2023 Yonex U.S. Open Badminton Championships Head To Council Bluffs, Iowa
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Badminton is pleased to announce that the 2023 Yonex U.S. Open Badminton Championships will be held on July 11-16, 2023. The Championships will take place in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a primary city of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area.
The U.S. Open is a Super 300 level tournament on the Badminton World Federation Tour, a circuit of 27 tournaments held globally.
Competition will be held at the Mid-America Center, only ten-minutes from the Omaha Airport. USA Badminton has partnered with the Omaha Sports Commission (OSC) and local leaders from the Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau (Council Bluffs CVB) to host the championships.
This year’s U.S. Open returns after a three-year hiatus, carrying on the storied tradition that began in 1954. This will be the 58th edition of the championships.
“We are delighted to bring the U.S. Open back to our competition schedule this year, since it allows our athletes to compete at the highest level while enjoying the advantage of competing at home,” said Linda French, CEO of USA Badminton. “We anticipate a high-level of competition in Council Bluffs because we’ve already had significant interest from many of the world’s top athletes.”
Executive Director and President of the Omaha Sports Commission, Lindsay Toussant Brown, shares in French’s excitement for the upcoming U.S. Open. “We are thrilled to host this international competition, adding to our area’s rich history with the sport of badminton. OSC and the Council Bluffs CVB are excited to welcome athletes from all over the world, showing them what Council Bluffs and our metropolitan has to offer.”
The event details and registration will be published in the coming weeks. Tickets will be available for purchase on Ticketmaster.com or at the arena box office.
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