Regional Government of Madrid urges fans to travel to the Davis Cup by underground in a special train decorated with the participating players and countries
The Regional Government of Madrid urges fans attending the Davis Cup finals in Madrid to travel by underground to Madrid Arena – the venue where this sporting event will be held. To celebrate this, the underground has decorated a train that will run on Line 6 (circular line) with images of some of the tennis players and the flags of the six countries that are participating in the final phase of this international competition to be held in Madrid from 25 November to 5 December.
The aim is to encourage fans to travel to the Madrid Arena venue on this mode of transport, as the Regional Councillor for Transport and Infrastructure, David Pérez, did this morning, who arrived at Alto de Extremadura station – the nearest to the venue, to present this initiative, together with the tournament director, Fernando Verdasco.
This underground station is the closest to the venue for the competition, some 500 metres away (approximately six minutes walking), although the venue can also be easily accessed from Lago stations (Line 10).
David Pérez highlighted that “this train will run for the next two weeks, decorated with pictures referring to the six national teams participating in the Davis Cup finals in Madrid: Spain, Sweden, Canada, Ecuador, the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan. Passengers will see their usual trips enhanced with added value, since it conveys what is happening above ground to the underground, in this case the tennis tournament”.
The multipurpose Madrid Arena pavilion is the Madrid headquarters – along with Innsbruck and Turin – where the matches will be played corresponding to the two groups in the first phase, the two semi-finals and the final.
METRO – ACCOMPANYING SPORT
In 2019, Metro de Madrid also undertook a special action on the occasion of the holding of the final of the Davis Cup – which took place at Caja Mágica – whereby each of the 18 stations on Line 3 temporarily took the name of one of the players from the 18 teams that competed in the tournament.
The metropolitan company has also supported sport through different actions. In 2019, on the occasion of the commemoration of its centenary, it organised an historic road race with more than 2,000 runners. The route spanned a total of 5 kilometres following the journey taken by the first underground line at street level, back when it was inaugurated in 1919, between Cuatro Caminos and Sol.
Another major milestone was the holding of the Madrid Metro Night Race in 2016 – a race that covered the almost 8 kilometres of tunnel that separate Campo de las Naciones and Aeropuerto T4 stations. This is in addition to other exhibitions of tennis, skateboarding, padel tournaments and sporting events held in the underground installations.