San Francisco will host a new major PSA World Tour event when the PSA International 70 NetSuite Open is staged outdoors on an all-glass court in the Californian city from 17-23 October.

The $70,000 event has already attracted England’s world champion Nick Matthew, the four-time world champion from Egypt Amr Shabana (pictured with Matthew), and world No3 Frenchman Gregory Gaultier.

“Our outdoor San Francisco location by the iconic Ferry Building is very exciting and the player entry so far is really rewarding,” said US promoter John Nimick. “It will be a great event in a great city, at the right time.”

The 2012 NetSuite Open follows the inaugural 2011 event – which had a $35,000 prize fund and was staged at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

“It’s fantastic to see this event grow so quickly,” added PSA CEO Alex Gough. “The US has always been such an important region for the PSA and to now have a glass court event on the West Coast is a first for the Tour.

“The new event strengthens an exciting month for the PSA Tour in North America where the Delaware Investments US Open takes place in Philadelphia from 6-12 October,” concluded Gough.