05-10-2009 11:25

Madrid's new Magic Box tennis venue officially opened on Friday. International musician Lenny Kravitz was the leading act, putting on a spectacular show at the opening gala.

A view in Madrid of the Magic Box (La Caja Magica) arena by French architect Dominique Perrault, newly built to host the Madrid Combined Tennis Tournament which will take place from May 08 to 17,2009.AFP/Javier Soriano) 
A view in Madrid of the Magic Box (La Caja Magica) arena by
French architect Dominique Perrault, newly built to host the
Madrid Combined Tennis Tournament which will take place from
May 08 to 17, 2009. AFP/Javier Soriano)

The Magic Box is centrepiece in the city's 2016 Olympic bid, and was designed as the state of the art venue for indoor and outdoor tennis in the northern hemisphere.

But for one night it staged sound and light acrobatic shows as well as the New York rock star. Despite the impressive design it was Kravitz the crowds were waiting for.


Editor:Xiong Qu