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Davis Cup preparations in full swing with thousands set to attend

Workers put up British and Spanish flags in central Marbella as tennis fever comes to town.
Workers put up British and Spanish flags in central Marbella as tennis fever comes to town. / JOSELE-LANZA
  • Parking will be set up off the Golden Mile but the mayor has urged visitors to use the two free bus routes to the Puente Romano Hotel venue

The council in Marbella has put in place a special traffic plan for the extra numbers of visitors expected for the first round Davis Cup tennis matches between Spain and Great Britain being held in the resort from 2 to 4 February.

As part of the plan to ensure vehicles keep moving, 1,400 parking places will be set up on pieces of private land near the venue at the Puente Romano Hotel on the Golden Mile.

There will also be a disabled parking area close to the hotel itself.

Mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, has also said that a special free bus service will be set up to the venue.

Two lines will operate every 15 minutes, one from the centre of San Pedro, via Puerto Banús, and another from the three boats fountain, near the arch, through Marbella centre.

There will also be tennis-related morning activities each day for the public on the Paseo Marítimo at three locations; in Puerto Banús, by the venue and in Marbella centre.