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Caja Mágica

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Centro Deportivo Madrid Caja Mágica
Das Finale im WTA-Turnier 2009 zwischen Dinara Safina und Caroline Wozniacki
The final of the WTA tournament 2009 between Dinara Safina and Caroline Wozniacki
Data
Location SpainSpanien Madrid, Spain
Coordinates 40° 22′ 8″ N, 3° 41′ 3″ WCoordinates 40° 22′ 8″ N, 3° 41′ 3″ W
Owner City of Madrid
Start of construction 2004
Opening 30. April 2009
Surface Clay court
Parquet
Costs 294 million euros
Architect Dominique Perrault
Capacity 12.442 seats
03,194 seats
02,730 seats
Club(s)
  • Real Madrid (2010-2012)
Events
  • Madrid Masters
  • WTA Madrid
  • MTV Europe Music Awards 2010
  • Men’s Handball World Championship 2013
  • Davis Cup finals 2019, 2020

The Caja Mágica (GermanMagic Box) is a 17-hectare sports complex located in the Spanish capital Madrid, on the banks of the Manzanares River, with a main focus on tennis. It currently hosts the Madrid Masters, an ATP Tour Masters 1000 men’s tournament, and the WTA Madrid, a women’s Premier Mandatory tournament held concurrently.

On 7 November 2010, the 17th MTV Europe Music Awards were held here.

In the 2010/11 season, the Real Madrid basketball team played its league and Euroleague games in the large hall. In the 2011/12 season, it only served as a venue for the Euroleague games.

In January 2013, the Caja Mágica was one of the venues for the Men’s Handball World Cup.

Structure

The main building of the complex is the Edificio Madrid Caja Mágica, a sports hall that houses three stadiums. The center court, with a capacity for 12,442 spectators, is named Estadio Manuel Santana. The second largest court is called Estadio Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and has a seating capacity of 3,194. There is also a third stadium for 2,730 spectators. All courts have a movable roof that can be closed if necessary

Also part of the complex is Tennis Indoor, an oblong building with 11 tennis courts, and Tennis Garden, an outdoor facility with 16 courts.

Geographical location and transport links

The Caja Mágica is located in the south of Madrid, in the San Fermín district of Usera. The facility is part of the riverside park Parque Lineal del Manzanares. The sports complex can be reached by metro line 3 ( San Fermín-Orcasur station) and bus lines 23, 78, 123 and T32. During events at the Caja Mágica, there is also another bus line with the number 180, which connects the hall with the Legazpi station.

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