BOISE -- Preps for the Davis Cup are underway in Boise as national tennis officials begin arriving and Taco Bell Arena prepares to host some of the world's top tennis players. Teams are scheduled to arrive Sunday, according to state tennis officials.
On Friday night, USTA officials were at Taco Bell Arena as set-up began to transform the basketball court into a tennis court. Rolls of court floor were ready to be placed and connected together like carpet and then painted. The court travels around to USTA events and is stored in Baltimore, Maryland.
Meantime, the city is showing its spirit with a new banner just put up on City Hall Friday highlighting the matches between the U.S. and Serbia that will feature some of the currently best-ranked men's players in the world.
"We want to do everything we can to highlight Boise in the most positive way. There's going to be a spotlight shining on Boise next week. From all over the world people will be coming, and this is just one piece of what we're doing to get people excited and let people know to come out and enjoy the Davis Cup," said Adam Park with City of Boise.
In addition to the tennis matches that require tickets, there are a number of free events:
Tuesday 4/2 - Team Welcome and Family Event
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Century Link Arena
Wednesday 4/3 - Open Practice
4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Taco Bell Arena
Thursday 4/4 - First Thursday
Saturday 4/6 - Family Tennis Carnival
10:00 a.m. - Noon Julia Davis Park
To see more about public events (many of which are free) and register, click here.
Tickets are still available for the matches and start at $90 for a three-day pass, while single day tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. and start at $35.