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SBD Global/November 13, 2013/Events and Attractions

Event Notes: DTB Reveals Frankfurt's Fraport Arena To Host Davis Cup Match Against Spain

The German Tennis Federation (DTB) has revealed that Frankfurt's Fraport Arena will host the Davis Cup matchup between Germany and Spain from Jan. 31-Feb. 2. The DTB reached an agreement with Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club Fraport Skyliners, which has to reschedule its league game against Brose Baskets Bamberg, so the Davis Cup can return to Frankfurt after a 15-year hiatus (DTB). ... Organizers of an int'l golf tournament said the event will tee off in Manila this week "despite chaos in parts of the Philippines after a typhoon ravaged the country, leaving thousands dead and affecting millions more." The Asian Tour confirmed the $750,000 Resorts World Manila Masters "will go ahead as planned from Thursday to Sunday," with fund-raising activities to help victims (AFP, 11/12). ... Commonwealth Games organizers said that highlights of the Games "will be broadcast on giant screens across Glasgow." Games bosses "revealed plans for 'live zones' in the city where people can experience the Games without holding a ticket." Screens on Glasgow Green and in Merchant City will show the "opening and closing ceremonies and the major events" (SCOTSMAN, 11/12). ... European Tour CEO George O'Grady "wants to take the Scottish Open to East Lothian, with Gullane being lined up as a potential venue." Royal Aberdeen "has been confirmed as the venue for next year's traditional warm-up event for The Open" (Scotland DAILY RECORD, 11/12).
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