Caja Mágica

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La Caja Mágica
The Magic Box
Manzanares Park Tennis Center
Caroline Wozniacki and Dinara Safina at the 2009 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open.jpg
Interior of the main court during the 2009 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
Former namesCentro Olímpico de Tenis (planning/construction)
AddressCamino de Perales, 23
28041 Madrid
Spain
LocationParque Lineal del Manzanares, San Fermín
Coordinates40°22′08″N 3°41′03″W / 40.368896°N 3.684154°W / 40.368896; -3.684154Coordinates: 40°22′08″N 3°41′03″W / 40.368896°N 3.684154°W / 40.368896; -3.684154
OwnerMadrid Espacios y Congresos
Capacity12,442 (Estadio Manolo Santana)
2,923 (Estadio Arantxa Sánchez Vicario)
1,772 (Estadio 3)
Construction
Broke ground17 April 2006 (2006-04-17)
Opened8 August 2009 (2009-08-08)
Construction cost294 million
ArchitectPerrault Architecture
Project managerLKS Group
Structural engineerTypsa Group
General contractorFCC Construcción
Tenants
Mutua Madrid Open (2009—present)
Real Madrid Baloncesto (Liga ACB) (2010–2011)
Website
Venue Website

La Caja Mágica (Spanish: The Magic Box) (also known as the Manzanares Park Tennis Center[1][2]) is a multi-purpose stadium located in Madrid, Spain. Since 2009, it has been the home of the Madrid Open tennis event, and as of 2019, the home of the Davis Cup.

There are three courts under the one structure, and a series of retractable roofs. The seating capacity of Courts 1 and 2 would have been increased if Madrid's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics had been successful.[3]

Other sports and events[edit]

In the 2010–11 season, it was the home stadium for the Real Madrid basketball team.[4] In January 2013, it was the Madrid venue for the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship.[5]

It can also be used for concerts and shows. It was the venue for the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards held on 7 November of that year.[6]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis stars Nadal and Federer net $2.6M in Zurich charity clash". CNN. Turner Broadcasting System. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  2. ^ Clarey, Christopher (8 May 2009). "Madrid Opens (and Closes) a Magic Box". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Manzanares Park Tennis Center". Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Caja Mágica, la nueva casa del Real Madrid de baloncesto". Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  5. ^ 2013 World Handball Championship
  6. ^ MTV Europe Music Awards 2010

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Preceded by
Madrid Arena
Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open
venue

2009 – present
Succeeded by
Current
Preceded by
Palacio Vistalegre
Home of
Real Madrid

2010 – 2011
Succeeded by
Palacio de Deportes de la CAM
Preceded by
Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Lille
Davis Cup
Finals Venue

2019, 2020
Succeeded by
TBD