Los Angeles, Adelaide and Malaga to host quarterfinals
Following their victories in the first round of the 2000 Davis Cup by NEC, USA and Australia have nominated Los Angeles and Adelaide to stage the next round of the competition on 7-9 April. The USTA has announced that the USA's home tie against the Czech Republic will be played at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. The court surface has not yet been decided but the stadium will seat more than 13,000 spectators. Jeanie Buss, the Executive Vice President of Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, will help organise the tie. "The Forum is one of the legendary arenas in all of sports and it is very exciting that Davis Cup will be played there", said Rick Ferman, executive director of the USTA. Tickets go on sale Monday 21 February and range from $20 to $450. They can be purchased through Ticketmaster on tel +1 213 480 3232 / +1 714 740 2000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Australia will play their tie against Germany at Memorial Drive, Adelaide on grass. Tickets for the 8,500 seater stadium go on sale Friday 18 February and Tennis Australia expects to the sell out within an hour. The venue for Spain's quarterfinal meeting with Russia is Club Calderon, Malaga, while the site of Brazil v Slovak Republic is still to be decided. Further details of the Davis Cup competition can be found at www.daviscup.com.