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Madrid 2012 Tennis Project

Alvarillo
11-19-2004, 12:28 AM
Madrid 2012 Dossier was send to the CIO, and now we know the tennis project which is now under construction in South Madrid.

"CAJA MÁGICA DEL TENIS" - (Magic Box)

Main Court - 12.000 seats
Second Court - 3.500 seats
Third Court - 2.500 seats
These 3 courts will be covered with a roof like Rod Laver and Vodafone Arena Courts in Melbourne.
5 Exhibition Courts - 500 seats each one
6 Training Courts

The Tennis Masters-Series Madrid will be played there since 2007/8 and the city wants to host a WTA event at the same time, they will try to move from October to the European Clay Court as the ATP-WTA wants another ATP/WTA MSeries tournament in Europe.


Here you can see the project:
http://www.madrid2012.es/POlimpico/...odDeporte=tenis

Also you can read in English and French the Dossier of the Spanish Candidate City:

http://www.madrid2012.es/POlimpico/...&palabrasClave=

TennisLurker
11-19-2004, 01:04 AM
thanks for the info Alvarillo

Labamba
04-03-2008, 06:50 PM
*bump*

only one reply back then :lol:

Madrid got their combined Masters Series clay court event, only a couple of years later than predicted. The Caja Mágica (Magic Box) is being built at the moment and should be ready for the 2009 tournament. The total cost of this complex is estimated to being close to 140 million Euros :cool:

This is going to set a new standard for tennis stadiums with 3 courts covered with a roof (no more rain delays :) ). Here's some pictures of what the Magic Box will look like:

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/caja_magica_09.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/cajamagica_madrid2012.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/caja_magica04.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/caja_magica01.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/cm4.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/panel.jpg

Construction work under way (March '08)

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/20080224215240panoramica.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/CopiadeFotosCajaMagica_13.jpg

jonny84
04-03-2008, 06:53 PM
So this will be the home of the "Premium" WTA/ATP event that wants to become the fifth slam?

FluffyYellowBall
04-03-2008, 07:02 PM
It will be indoor clay?

Labamba
04-03-2008, 07:02 PM
On the same note, Valencia is investing 55 million Euros to the new indoor event:

http://www.opencv.es/eniusimg/enius167/2008/02/adjuntos_fichero_55448_b79ccf504f8d62aa.PDF

Agora

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/agora-2.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/adjuntos_fichero_55447_3aa93e8182cc.jpg

Spain is really doing great things for tennis :hatoff:

Labamba
04-03-2008, 07:04 PM
So this will be the home of the "Premium" WTA/ATP event that wants to become the fifth slam?

yes

It will be indoor clay?

no, but you can close the roof if it rains (like AO)

CmonAussie
04-03-2008, 07:05 PM
*bump*

only one reply back then :lol:

Madrid got their combined Masters Series clay court event, only a couple of years later than predicted. The Caja Mágica (Magic Box) is being built at the moment and should be ready for the 2009 tournament. The total cost of this complex is estimated to being close to 140 million Euros :cool:

This is going to set a new standard for tennis stadiums with 3 courts covered with a roof (no more rain delays :) ). Here's some pictures of what the Magic Box will look like:

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/caja_magica_09.jpg



:wavey:
thanks for these photos/designs of the stadium..

it`s interesting but doesn`t seem in keeping with Madrid`s more classy architecture, also it doesn`t come close to matching any of the slam facilities (or aesthetics of design);)

personally i prefer Shanghai`s magnolia retractable roof design (used for TMC):cool:

CmonAussie
04-03-2008, 07:07 PM
On the same note, Valencia is investing 55 million Euros to the new indoor event:

http://www.opencv.es/eniusimg/enius167/2008/02/adjuntos_fichero_55448_b79ccf504f8d62aa.PDF

Agora

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/agora-2.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p263/Talvinho/Tennis%20pics/adjuntos_fichero_55447_3aa93e8182cc.jpg

Spain is really doing great things for tennis :hatoff:


:cool:
Valencia`s plans look much better than Madrid`s;)

##however this design looks more in keeping with the current architecture boom in Dubai:eek:

Labamba
04-04-2008, 01:54 PM
it`s interesting but doesn`t seem in keeping with Madrid`s more classy architecture, also it doesn`t come close to matching any of the slam facilities (or aesthetics of design);)

personally i prefer Shanghai`s magnolia retractable roof design (used for TMC):cool:

It's not that much smaller than RG and they seem to have space left to expand. I'm not saying it comes even close to deserving a slam, but it's good to have competition, RG needs some upgrading too. And the Box will be something unique in the tennis world, the design is very different from other stadiums. French designer, btw.

:cool:
Valencia`s plans look much better than Madrid`s;)

##however this design looks more in keeping with the current architecture boom in Dubai:eek:

I also like it very much :cool:

Interesting little detail is that they plan to use orange as the court colour, if it passes the visibility tests with the balls. It's designed by a Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, the nephew of former pro Alex Calatrava.

finishingmove
04-04-2008, 06:28 PM
I absolutely love Calatrava's style :worship:

Dominique Perrault's The Caja Mágica is not bad either :hatoff:

rofe
04-04-2008, 06:51 PM
Very nice architecture. Seems like Spain is at the forefront of the next tennis evolution.