Italian Open Gets New Stadium
March 31, 2010 · Print This Article
The Roma Masters 1000 event, which is held May 24-April 5, will feature a new 10,500 stadium for this year’s premier clay-court event.
Hosting the best men’s players at the Foro Italico, the new $38.4 facility was funded by the Italian Olympic committee.
The official inauguration of the stadium will take place on the third day of the event.
Tournament director Sergio Palmieri described the new stadium as “the premier tennis stadium in the world in terms of visibility for fans.”
Rafael Nadal is the defending champion of the 56-man field. The Spaniard has won the event on four occasions.
Quotes from Associated Press.