SAN JOSÉ, CA (July 29, 2021) The 2021 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, will offer guests a culinary experience that will be a true taste of California. Continuing to enhance and elevate the fan experience on and off the court, the event will showcase a combination of local and state partners to give fans the best food and beverages, beer and wine, desserts and snacks, and premium coffee and espresso options that the region has to offer.
Wild Blue Sushi – The future of sushi is wild with this Modern Japanese Kitchen Kitchen. Wild Blue Sushi is one the premiere Sushi partners in California and in the United States, featuring fresh concepts at premiere locations such as Amazon Fresh Stores, Whole Foods Market, and San José State University. The vibrant food brand will feature Maki Rolls (hand rolls in nor), Nigiri, Temaki, in addition to fresh Poke Bowls, dressed with fresh Salmon, Ahi Tuna, or Tofu.
Smoking Pig BBQ – Back fan favorite from the 2019 Tournament, Smoking Pig BBQ is a San José staple, a woman and minority owned mainstay of the community. The savory options are all locally sourced smoked and braised meats. Menu offerings will showcase sandwiches (pulled pork, brisket, chicken) with options of baked beans, coleslaw, or salads.
Sips around the site – A new partnership with the sustainable bottled water brand, Open Water, will highlight the tournament’s effort to decrease single-use plastic water bottles throughout the week.
Beer, Wine and Spirits – We’re thrilled to welcome a Wimbledon specialty partner, Sipsmith as our official gin sponsor. Quench your thirst with some specialty tournament cocktails including the Silicon Valley Collins, the Tournament’s official cocktail, at either their executive lounge located in the Tennis Village or any concessions bar on site. A wide variety of local beer and wine will be showcased including Stone Brewing (Escondido), Firestone Brewing (Paso Robles), Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico), Trumer Pilsner (Berkeley). As part of Taste of California, concessions will also include a selection of California wines such as Gloria Ferrer (Sonoma), Joseph George (San José, CA), Campos Family Vineyard (Byron, CA), and Robert Mondavi Wines (Oakville, CA).
Coffee and Espresso – From Berkeley, CA, Zolo Coffee is a local, small-batch fair trade and artisan roaster. The woman and veteran-owned brand will feature an espresso menu with custom drinks and a wide variety of options to keep you caffeinated all weeklong.
Featured Variety – Grab and go food will be made available for patrons all week long with an assortment of options. Posh Bakery, San Francisco will offer a selection of muffins and pastries for their breakfast/brunch menu. Cold dining options feature a large variety of fresh sandwiches, salads, “nosh boxes,” fruit and fruit cups, parfaits and chia cups, Greek yogurts and snacks including hard boiled eggs, vegetable crudité, cheese and crackers with fresh seasonal fruit. Hot concessions options to include Elote (Mexican-inspired corn), taco and tinga bowls. Proposed hours: all day parts and services.
Co-founded by the legendary sportswoman, visionary, and activist Billie Jean King, the tournament was the first event of the historic 1971 women's professional tennis tour, a precursor to the WTA. Its list of past champions reads like a who's who of women's tennis, including Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Andrea Jaeger, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, and Kim Clijsters.
Tickets can be purchased at www.MubadalaSVC.com, or you can call the tournament ticket office at 1-833-94-MATCH (1-833-946-2824).
Owned and operated by IMG, the tournament features a 28-player singles draw and 16-team doubles draw and serves as the opening women's event of the US Open Series.
ABOUT THE MUBADALA SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC: Co-founded by Billie Jean King in 1971, the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic celebrates its 50th Anniversary and is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament in the world. Owned and operated by IMG, the WTA 1000 level event is the first women's stop on the US Open Series and features a 28-player singles draw and 16-team doubles draw with total prize money of $565,530.
ABOUT MUBADALA: Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for the Government of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala's $243.4 billion (AED 894 billion) portfolio spans six continents with interests in multiple sectors and asset classes. We leverage our deep sectoral expertise and long-standing partnerships to drive sustainable growth and profit while supporting the continued diversification and global integration of the economy of the United Arab Emirates. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Mubadala has offices in London, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, New York, San Francisco and Beijing. For more information about Mubadala Investment Company, please visit: www.mubadala.com
ABOUT THE US OPEN SERIES: The US Open Series serves as a true "regular season" of summer tennis in North America, linking nine summer WTA and ATP Tour tournaments to the US Open. Featuring a cohesive weekly schedule, the Series centralizes the way tennis is viewed in North America, across multiple television and digital platforms. Fans will see today's top champions go head-to-head with tomorrow's emerging stars, as storylines develop throughout the summer season. Each tournament also engages its local community with a variety of outreach initiatives, including grass-roots youth tennis clinics and activities.
ABOUT IMG: IMG is a global leader in sport, events, fashion, and media. The company manages some of the world's greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company.
ABOUT SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY: The founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, San José State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 250 areas of study – offered through its eight colleges. With more than 33,000 students and nearly 4,370 employees, San José State University continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing 10,000 graduates to the workforce. The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 260,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.