Davis Cup Venues

Estadio Multipropósito Parque Roca, Buenos Aires

This fairly new stadium (opened in 2006) sits about 14, 510 spectators. The first event to be held here was the 2006 Davis Cup final, in which the hosting country Argentina beat Australia 5-0.

The stadium will soon boast a new retractable roof and now has four spectator areas: court level boxes, lower grandstand decks, upper grandstand decks and upper enclosed boxes.

Cez Arena– Ostrava

The Cez Arena in Ostrava, Czech Republic, is host to the first round of the 2009 Davis Cup match between Czech Republic and France on an indoor carpet surface. The arena The arena can hold up to 12, 000 seats if the rink is converted as well as 18 skybox seats. It was the venue for the Davis Cup world group match between Czech Republic and USA in 2006. The arena plays host to various rock/pop concerts, the Men’s Ice Hockey World Championships in 2004 and the UEFA Futsal Championship in 2005.

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex – Alabama

This amazing complex boasts an arena with a capacity of 16,000 seats and is the host of the world group first round match between USA and Switzerland on an indoor hard court. This 2009 Davis Cup venue is also famous for hosting the home games of the local university basketball team, as well as the World Hockey Association.

Parque Tematico Terra Mitica – Benidorm

Host to the group one first round between Spain and Serbia in 2009, Terra Mitica boasts a wonderful family-friendly theme park and world-class facilities including various food outlets, a new hotel is on the cards for 2009. The theme park and popular holiday resort is famous of the its themed areas: Egypt, Greece, Iberia, Rome, and The Islands, these zones boast adventure rides and 360o views.

Past Davis Cup Venues:

Some of the past Davis Cup Venus from the 2008 and 2007 Davis Cup semi-finals.

Plaza de Toros Las Ventas, Madrid

This famous bullring seats about 21,000 spectators and has a history dating back to 1931! The Plaza de Toros Las Ventas features a clay surface for the semi-finals between Spain and USA in 2008.

The controversial stadium was a top pick amongst 3 other well known rival locations in Tenerife, Benidorm and Gijo. Spanish team players announced their mixed feelings about this stadium, some saying that the 600-meter altitude would hinder their match against USA, while some agreed that it would benifit their game.

The Olympic Stadium, Moscow

The Davis Cup venue for the semi-final tie between Russia and Germany was the Olympic Stadium located at 16 Olympisky Prospect, Moscow.

Known locally as the Olimpiisky, the stadium is a large indoor arena, originally built for the Summer Olympics of 1980. The full venue can comfortably house 80,000 people. It is also home to the Kremlin Cup Tournament.

The stadium has hosted the Davis Cup finals on several occasions. For tennis, only a quarter of the floor space is used so seating capacity is for 10,500 spectators.

The semi-final was contested on a red clay surface with a ‘Head ATP clay court’ ball.

Scandinavium, Gothenburg

Sweden battled the USA at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Scandinavium is an indoor arena situated in the entertainment district of Gothenburg. The stadium was built to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Gothenburg and is surrounded by the Museum of World Culture, the Universeum and Sweden’s largest movie theatre.

Designed by architect Poul Hultberg, the arena was opened in 1971 and has been selected as a championship venue on several occasions. It receives over 700,000 visitors annually and accommodates concerts, trade shows, sporting events and corporate functions.

A quick overview of the Scandinavium:

  • Seating capacity of 12,000
  • VIP lounge with three bars
  • Disabled facilities
  • Restaurant and bar with a capacity of 225 guests
  • Rink-side pub
  • Brasserie with a capacity of 250 to 300 spectators

The semi-final was contested on a carpet surface with a ‘Wilson US Open’ ball.