The Ágora hosts the Valencia Open 500 Tennis Tournament
Oct 30, 2009
The brand new building was formally presented yesterday by the President of the Generalitat together with the Mayor of Valencia, Rita Barberá, accompanied by local tennis stars, Juan Carlos Ferrero y David Ferrer. This huge indoor area lends continuity to the ensemble of structures that make up Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences.
The Ágora, which is the final phase of an architectural complex that already serves as an unmistakable symbol of the dynamism and modernity of the Comunitat Valenciana/Valencia region, offers a new venue for the celebration of a host of national and international events.
Broadly elliptical in shape, the Ágora is 88 metres long by 66 wide and has a covered area of some 4.811 square metres. The cladding of the roof is of glass panels, while the facing of the lower area is of opaque panels lined with blue broken-tile mosaic.
For this sporting event, the City of Arts and Sciences offers combined tickets that allow access to Court No. 1 of the Open 500 Tennis Tournamentt, together with a visit to the other installations in the complex. Tickets are available from the Science Museum box office or by telephoning 902 100 031.
Singles and doubles matches take place on Court No. 1, on the esplanade between the Pont de l'Assut de L'Or and the Science Museum pool, from Saturday, 31 October until Thursday, 5 November.
During these days, the Funpark, free to the public and located between the Science Museum and the Ágora, beside Court No. 1, offers various entertaining free activities, such as mini-tennis. From here, visitors can follow matches on its two giant screens.