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Caja Magica, Madrid

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La Caja Mágica, also known as the Manzanares Park Tennis Center, is a sports structure located at the Park Manzanares, used for the Madrid Masters tournament in Madrid, Spain. Madrid’s Olympic Tennis Centre, designed by leading French architect Dominique Perrault, was inaugurated in 2009.There are three courts under the one structure, and a series of retractable roofs. The main stadium has a seating capacity of 12,442. There are two smaller courts in the structure, with Court 1 able to hold 3,500 people, and Court 2 to hold 2,500 people. The seating capacity of Courts 1 and 2 would have been increased if Madrid's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics had been successful.Other sports and eventsIn the 2010–11 season, it was the home stadium for the Real Madrid basketball team. In January 2013, it was the Madrid venue for the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship.It can also be used for concerts and shows. It was the venue for the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards held on November 7 of that year.ArchitectureThe “Caja Mágica” concept encloses sports and multi-functional buildings but opens up and shapes itself to the various uses projecting a changing and lively silhouette in the cityscape. Its mobile and vibrant skin filters the sunlight, serves as a windbreak and shelters the sports halls in a lightweight shell.
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  • We have season tickets to Indian Wells but want to attend another Master 1000 each year and not disappointed with Madrid as our first choice!! Bought tickets online in the corner for only 165 euro and...  more »
  • Loved this place. A tick on the Bucket List. We were there for the Madrid Master Tennis (May 2017). Great venue but food not great (mainly fast food). Estrella Damm bar on ground floor level though is...  more »
  • Loved the venue, had never been to a tennis event so I had nothing to compare it to. We were there early so were top of the queue so when the gates did open we got through very fast. We had purchased ...  more »
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