UPDATE (NOV. 30): Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Taufik Hidayat will be absent due to unforeseen travel circumstances. Peter Gade and Lee Yong Dae will be accompanied by local Legends’ Vision Ambassadors, Howard Bach [2005 World Champion], Tony Gunawan [2000 Olympic Gold Medalist], Halim Haryanto-Ho [2001 World Champion], Michelle Li [World Ranking No. 8], Rajiv Rai [7-time US National Champion] and Beiwen Zhang [World Ranking No. 11].
** Player appearance subject to change. **
Doors open at 4:15pm; Event starts at 5pm
Supported by Yonex, The Legends’ Vision initiative promotes greater awareness and increased participation in badminton.
The Legends’ Vision aim is to give something back to the places where the World Tour is staged – leaving a lasting legacy for the generations to come, to be inspired and become more involved in the sport that The Legends love so much.
Danish Badminton legend Peter Gade first burst onto the scene when he famously won the 1999 Yonex All England Men’s Singles title. A true master of deception on the court, his agility and speed made it difficult for opponents to deal with him. He went on to win Five European Championship crowns and 22 Grand Prix titles, and was an integral part of the emergence of Denmark in the sport, propelling them to a level at which they could compete with the previously completely dominant Asian teams. Now retired, he spent some time as Head Coach of the French national team before setting up the Peter Gade Academy at the Gentofte Badminton Club in his native Copenhagen.
Lee Yong Dae
Successful across both Men’s and Mixed Doubles, South Korean Lee Yong Dae must truly be recognised as a legend of the sport. With an incredibly impressive resume of titles, his most notable include claiming Gold at the Beijing Olympic games in 2008 and following this up with a Bronze four years later in London. Having spent 104 consecutive weeks as World Number One in Men’s Doubles, Lee Yong Dae also claimed a whole host of titles around the world including four Asian Championships, one Asian games, 26 Super Series wins and ten Super Series Premier wins. On becoming a part of the Yonex Legends Vision initiative, Yong Dae said, “I am very interested in Legend’s Vision and believe it to be a great way to promote badminton worldwide. I am especially interested because, like me, Yonex share a common goal to inspire and motivate the younger generation. I’m very honored to be joining the Legends.”
**Note: Player appearance subject to change.**
> VIP/Reserved Seating: $60
> 8/9/19 Update: “VIP $60 reserved balcony seats just released”
> General Admission (GA) – Lower & Upper Levels: $40
> Group Sales of 15 or more: $30 each
> FREE* tickets: For every GA ticket sold ($40 value), you can call the box office at 408.792.4111 (M-F, 10am-5pm) to add up to (2) FREE* Youth GA floor mat or GA balcony tickets, subject to availability. (Offer not applicable on VIP tickets.)
*Tickets will include taxes and service fees