Date: Feb 09, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The organizers of the WTA Taiwan Open called for more financial support from
Taiwanese corporations and the government as the event ran at a loss, despite improved ticket sales, as well as attention on the city in international media.
“It was good to see bigger crowds at the Taipei Arena for the matches, especially in the latter parts of the competition. Ticket sales this year brought in about NT$5 million [US$160,627], about a 20 percent increase from last year,” WTA Taiwan Open organizing committee executive director Yang Hui-ju said at a media briefing on Monday.
The increased ticket sales will mean we are running a smaller deficit, because the expenses for the tournament are about NT$80 million, Yang said. [FULL STORY]