more tennis stadiums should look like this

by

The Spanish tennis federation has converted the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid into a clay court that’ll host this weekend’s semifinal Davis Cup tie against the U.S. (See how the teams stack up.)

The bullring, designed by architect Jose Espeliu, took nine years to realize. Note the Mozarabic style, defined by the horseshoe-shaped arches among other things. The structure has five gates from which bulls can enter, the most revered of which is the Puerto Grande (“Big Door”), an exit door used by matadors who have won their fight.

That relief behind Rafa is pretty awesome.

(Indoor and Nadal photos via Getty Images; facade photo via dk)

About these ads

Tags:

2 Responses to “more tennis stadiums should look like this”

  1. butter Says:

    wow! THAT IS AMAZING!

  2. nina Says:

    Very cool, fits Rafa perfectly.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: