The Stade Pierre-Mauroy wins the final of the 2014 Davis Cup
The France-Switzerland final of the Davis Cup will take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd November 2014 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, in its “Showbox” indoor arena.
The French Tennis Federation (FFT), in conjunction with the International Tennis Federation, has nominated the built-in arena equipped with a retractable roof (which will be closed throughout the final) and a seating capacity of up to 27,000.
In a press statement released today, the French Tennis Federation and its President Jean Gachassin welcomed the decision : “The whole of the French tennis community is really looking forward to what is set to be a historic final, and I am very happy that it is taking place in front of record breaking crowds.”
“I am particularly happy that France is hosting the final in the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. It is set to be a huge celebration of French tennis and French sport”, declared Patrick Kanner, Minister of Urban Affairs, Youth and Sport.
“After France’s victory on the clay courts of Roland-Garros, the French Tennis Federation has backed a winning surface ! On behalf of the residents, I would like to thank Mr. Gachassin”, declared Damien Castelain, President of the Lille Métropole Urban Community.
The Stade Pierre-Mauroy has had more good news: as well as two Patrick Bruel concerts in early September, which were a great success, the arena has just been selected to host the finals of the European basketball championships in September 2015. It is also one of the ten French sites selected for the Euro 2016 football championships (six matches) and it will be hosting the Paris-Lille Supercross on 15-16 November.