Montpellier To Host ATP World Tour 250 Event
by ATP Staff|
Montpellier, one of the fastest-growing cities in France over the past 25 years, will host an ATP World Tour 250 tennis tournament for the first time in late October of this year. The indoor hard court event, which has relocated from Lyon, will be played in a new multi-purpose venue called the ARENA, which has a total capacity of 14,000 and seating for 7,500 during the tournament. The stadium will be completed by September, ahead of the tournament, which will be staged 25 October to 31 October.
Just 10 kilometres from the Mediterranean coast in the country’s south, Montpellier is the eighth-biggest city in France with a metropolitan population of more than 500,000.
ATP CEO, Europe, Laurent Delanney, said: “The ATP World Tour showcases the world's best players in the most beautiful cities and venues around the world. We are delighted that one of our tournaments now will be played in the magnificent ARENA stadium in Montpellier. We also would like to thank the city of Lyon for its role in hosting this important event on the indoor circuit since 1987.”
Patrice Dominguez, former French No. 1 and National Technical Director at the French Tennis Federation, who has directed tournaments in Monte-Carlo, Toulouse and Metz, will be the Tournament Director in Montpellier.