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Madrid Open 2009!! New installations


New installations of "Open Madrid 2009"!!


New installations of "Open Madrid 2009"!!



Manuel Santana and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario will appoint the main tracks of the great Magic Box tennis center, designed by French architect Dominique Perrault and hurries his last months of work before it opened in May to host the Masters Series Madrid. The mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, has announced the decision this morning during a visit to the works, which emphasized that the start of the tournament in Madrid on May 8, will coincide with the visit of the commission of the Olympic Committee Internacional (IOC) to evaluate the four candidates for the Games of 2016: Madrid, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. The building, which displays Gallardón as one of the icons of the city towards 2016 is raised to 70%.
The Olympic committee will land in Madrid on May 4, and for almost five days visiting the Aquatic Center, the Olympic Ring, the Manzanares River area and the Magic Box, where you can also enjoy an opening ceremony for all high. "The organization still keeps some surprises," said the adviser of the tournament Ion Tiriac. Gallardón said that the commission can see that Madrid's candidacy "is not virtual," which "does not promise but offers realities," which would "guarantee and certainty in these uncertain times that all the infrastructure will be fully available for 2016. "
In four months of its opening, the interior is 70% and has almost finished, 95%, its huge mobile covered, moved by hydraulic jacks capable of lifting 60 trucks of 15 tons, making it the only tennis facility dimensional world of its tracks at once covered and uncovered. The existence of these covers mobile would, for example, is to play three games simultaneously in case of rain.
Degraded environment green
In this regard, the former Romanian tennis player Tiriac has joked in congratulating Wimbledon by deciding to "follow the example of Madrid" and proposing to the mayor to explain to his colleague in Paris "how" to Roland Garros. For his part, Santana, who will appoint the Stage 1 of the enclosure, with capacity for 12,500 spectators, and Sanchez Vicario, who will appoint the Stage 2, with 3,500 seats, have welcomed the initiative of the City Council of Madrid. The two, who have participated in the visit as the president of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, Pedro Munoz, have expressed their willingness to work with the city in what it can to get the Olympics.
"An added value is its location on the banks of a river Manzanares regained their environments, before a field gradient, is turning into a green area", ha said the regent. Perrault's spectacular building, built in the Linear Park of the Manzanares, south of the capital, in concrete, steel, glass and wood, will be opened in Madrid to see the major stars of world tennis, both the ATP and the WTA, which was distributed 6.5 million euros in prize money. Nadal, Ivanovic, Federer, Djokovic, Sharapova, Murray, Williams sisters play their playoffs begin from May 8 and only the best will reach the semifinals on Saturday, 17 and 18 late Sunday, both male and female, as has informed the organization.
Besides changing scenario, Telefónica Arena since the Magic Box, and doubled with the presence of girls in the Sony Ericsson WTA, the tournament madrileño also change surface, leaving the track and quickly covered by clay outdoors. Gallardón has predicted that if 2008 was the best year ever in the history of Spanish tennis, with victories at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the Davis Cup in 2009 will be held in Spain many successes in tennis, one of They opening of these facilities. Other facilities of the Magic Box "11 tracks are covered with stands five-and six-training and other related services and equipaientos this sport, in addition to another building, called the Tennis Garden, with 16 more tracks -12 clay two surface and two other fast grass and a large car park.

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Comment by Mark / The Mayor on January 16, 2009 at 7:26pm
This is fantastic! As an architect myself, I can really appreciate modern sports facilities. I think the Spanish are some of the most advanced patrons of architecture. Vamos Spain!

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