Tata Steel is happy to announce that on January 19th, 2017, the 14 Tata Steel Masters will play a round at the stadion ‘de Kuip’ in Rotterdam. Tournament Director Jeroen van den Berg: "The Feyenoord Stadium is a fantastic location and inspirational place for the grandmasters to play a round. Myra Rooselaar, Chairwoman of Tata Steel Chess Tournament adds: we are actively engaging with the municipality of Rotterdam to see how we can leverage our tournament to promote the benefits of mind sports amongst youngsters and create a big impact.”
Rotterdam sports alderman Adriaan Visser: "We are very happy that the Tata Steel Chess Tournament will visit Rotterdam again, after the successful Chess On Tour edition in 2015 at the iconic building ‘De Rotterdam’. The 2017 edition will take place at another iconic location in Rotterdam, Feyenoord Stadium De Kuip. We want to use the return of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament to promote the sport of chess in Rotterdam, especially among children. Chess is not just fun, it also enhances the ability to focus and stimulates the mind".