Second Brussels Padel Open was an enormous success
Belgians are passionate about padel. That much is clear after more than 50,000 visitors came for sports and entertainment at the Circus Brussels Padel Open.
The event, which took place at the legendary Thurn & Taxis site, attracted an impressive number of fans, especially considering the fact that it was only the second edition of the event.
“We need to give Brussels a place on the international stage,” said Belgian padel mastermind Vincent Laureyssens. With tens of thousands of spectators asserting their presence at the Maritime Station, as it’s known, Laureyssens seems well on his way to achieving that goal.
The tournament started with a day all in honour of the homeland, that is to say Belgian Day. Fans were encouraged to “support your national padel players by wearing red, yellow and black”.
Did you know that Thurn & Taxis were the pioneers of the European Postal System? With this relatively new sport, the multi-functional site near the centre of Brussels continues to play a lead role in developing new opportunities for Belgium.