Event organisers revealed Wednesday that the Laver Cup will be played in Vancouver and Berlin in 2023 and 2024, respectively. The Laver Cup will be held at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena from 22-24 September 2023 and Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena from 20-22 September 2024.
“Our dream for the Laver Cup was to bring together the world’s top players – rivals year-round – as teammates, to honor the great legends of the past and bring spectacular and competitive tennis to new destinations,” Laver Cup Chairman and CEO of Team8 Tony Godsick said in a press release.
“With the fifth Laver Cup taking place in London in September, and today’s announcement, we are well on our way to realising our vision for what is now a hugely popular event on the tennis calendar.”
The Laver Cup, which will take place from 23-25 September in London at The O2 this year, was first played in 2017. Vancouver’s Rogers Arena is home to the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, and Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena has played host to various top entertainment events including NBA and NHL games.
“To have Vancouver and Berlin as the host cities now for the next couple of years for the Laver Cup I think is going to be exciting,” Roger Federer said. “Vancouver, being on the west coast, [the people] being huge sports fans [is great]. Obviously we’ve seen it with the Olympics being hosted there, we’re playing in the heart of the city. I think it’s going to be a wonderful atmosphere just because of that and then of course it’s just a beautiful city in itself that everybody always wants to go visit.
“Berlin [is] a hip place, fun, different to a lot of the cities we know in Europe. So I think being in Berlin, in the German market, is also an excellent choice and one I think we could all really look forward to.”