The tournament is also expected to benefit the region economically. For the FedCup in 2007, 75 percent of tickets were sold in Vermont, while the Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic has sold over 50 percent out of state, according to Chmura.
“There’s going to be thousands of people traveling to Stowe and to Vermont to stay, eat and enjoy the last week of summer,” he said.
Ross, who works for Grand Slam Tennis Tours, said the experience for fans is unique. Tennis stars normally compete in front of tens of thousands of fans, in stadiums located in a “concrete jungle,” he said. “It’s an intimate kind of event,” Ross said. “You’re sitting in your seats looking at the court and you have the trails of Stowe in the background.