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Winnipeg Rallying to Attract Davis Cup Tennis Competition

October 24, 2012 3:13 PM | Sports

A campaign to have Winnipeg host the Davis Cup tennis competition in 2013 is now underway.

True North Sports and Entertainment has partnered with Tennis Manitoba to launch ADVANTAGE Winnipeg, a ticket sale deposit and social media campaign to support Winnipeg’s bid to host Cup from February 1-3.

Vancouver and Calgary are also currently in the running to play host, which would see Canada play the number-one ranked Spain.

Tennis Canada needs to see the support of local tennis enthusiasts in order for Winnipeg to become a serious finalist. The Rally to 5101 campaign will see guaranteed attendance with a $25 deposit on tickets or a ticket package. If Winnipeg should fail to bring the championship to the city, the deposits will be fully refunded.

Ticket deposits can be made through Ticketmaster beginning on Thursday, October 25 at 10 a.m. through until Monday, October 29 at 10 p.m.

A social media campaign has also been launched with Twitter and Facebook pages.

Should Winnipeg become successful in drawing the championship, possible participants could include Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Canada’s Milos Raonic.