Tennis Canada has announced Northlands Coliseum will be the host site for Canada’s Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off versus India. The tie will be held on an indoor hard court with a capacity of 6,800 spectators.
Davis Cup is making its return to Edmonton for the first time in over 21 years.This will be the highest-level Davis Cup tie Canada has ever hosted in Alberta, along with the nation’s 3-2 World Group play-off win against Brazil held in Calgary in 2003. Canada and India will be facing off for the first time in Davis Cup history. With a Davis Cup ranking of No. 16, Canada is the seeded nation in this tie while India is ranked No. 18.
Davis Cup is the largest annual international team competition in sport, with 134 nations taking part in 2017. The competition is separated into different levels, with the elite 16-team World Group contesting for the Davis Cup trophy each year.