Ricoh Arena Interim CEO Jacky Isaac has said that everyone at the Ricoh Arena is thrilled to be chosen as the venue for the Davis Cup tennis match between Great Britain and Russia on April 5/6/7th.
In a statement to the Lawn Tennis Association, Jacky Isaac said: “We are thrilled to be bringing world-class tennis to the Midlands by hosting the Davis Cup. We are confident there will be a great crowd at our top-class venue to cheer on Great Britain in their tie against Russia and this is another fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of Coventry on a national and international stage.”
Coventry City Councillor Phil Townshend, Cabinet Member for Sport, commented: “We have a national reputation for delivering successful events and this will be another high profile one which will attract local residents and people from a wider area who love Tennis. To host sporting events such as this also sits well alongside our stated aim of building on the legacy from being a co-host city for London 2012 as well as encouraging people to take part in sport and physical activity.”
More on this: http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/Davis-Cup/News/2013/Ricoh-Arena-chosen-for-Davis-Cup-by-BNP-Paribas-tie/
Source: Coventry MAD