Uniprix Stadium

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Uniprix Stadium
Rogers Cup Semifinal 2009 - 3.jpg
Location 285, rue Gary-Carter
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H2R 2W1
Coordinates 45°31′59″N 73°37′39″W / 45.53302°N 73.62755°W / 45.53302; -73.62755
Owner Tennis Canada
Operator City of Montreal
Capacity 11,815
Surface DecoTurf
Construction
Broke ground 1993
Opened August 7, 1995
Architect Jarry Park Development Plan
Tenants
Canada Masters (ATP 1000) (1995-present)

Uniprix Stadium (French: Stade Uniprix) is the main tennis court at the Canadian Open tournament in Montreal, Quebec. Built in 1996, the centre court stadium currently holds 8,000 spectators.[1] It was formerly known as Stade Du Maurier, after the cigarettes brand. It had since been renamed after Uniprix, a major pharmacy chain in Quebec.

The twelve courts at this venue use the DecoTurf cushioned acrylic surface, the same surface as the U.S. Open Grand Slam event. The Canada open is part of the US Open Series of events leading into the Grand Slam event. Uniquely, the Canada Open is held in two cities, Montreal and Toronto, with the men and women alternating venues each year. Uniprix Stadium hosts the WTA in even-numbered years and hosts the ATP in odd-numbered years.

Its core seating area is a remnant of the former Major League Baseball stadium on the site, Jarry Park Stadium, the original home of the Montreal Expos.

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  1. ^ Stade Uniprix: Renovation (Part 1 - French Only) Archived September 30, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 14 August 2011

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