The 2014 Davis Cup is coming to San Diego’s Petco Park, the U.S. Tennis Association announced.
The Padres ballpark is hosting the first round of the international tennis tournament Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 sponsored by BNP Paribas that pits the U.S. team against the team from Great Britain.
It will be the first time the Davis Cup is played in an open air baseball stadium. The matches will be played on a clay court inside temporary stands with a capacity of about 8,000 built in left field.
This isn’t the first time that Petco has been used for events other than Padres’ baseball games. The ballpark served as the finals site for the World Baseball Classic, several international soccer matches, the USA Sevens rugby tournament, and several concerts including the Rolling Stones.
The British Davis Cup team features reigning Wimbledon men’s champion Andy Murray.
USTA is organizing, staging and promoting the series. Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Dec. 6. For more information, visit www.usta.com/daviscup.
— Mike Allen