7 - 8 February 2020

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

AXA Arena NTC, Slovakia

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas | Visitor Information

Please see below for information to make your visit to the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group II Play-Off at the Copper Box Arena as enjoyable as possible!

About Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park About Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park addremove

For further details about the area please visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park website.

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The Copper Box has comprehensive information regarding venue accessibility available.

The public entrance into the Copper Box for spectators is located on the plaza through Entrances A and B. There will be members of staff located at the entrance to provide assistance if required.

There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use and all require a Radar Key.

There are 30 wheelchair positions in Cat 2 and 8 Cat 1 positions available per session for both days. Each wheelchair ticket comes with 1 free carer ticket for the same court/category/session. Easy access customers do not receive a free carer companion ticket. For further details on tickets please go to the Tickets section.

Within the venue there will be Fed Cup volunteers located in all areas during the event should you require any further assistance or advice.

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Please come dressed in the GB team colour for the Tie which is red!

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No food or drink is permitted to be brought into the Copper Box Arena, except in limited circumstances on proven medical grounds. Only food and drink purchased in the Copper Box Arena may be consumed in the venue. A mixture of hot and cold food will be available, as well as healthy, gluten free and vegan options.

Please note the restrictions on bag size (maximum 40cm x 30xm x 30cm) and prohibited items which include glass & alcoholic beverages. See full Ticket terms & conditions for further information.

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Great Britain's Fed Cup team will face Kazakhstan at the Copper Box Arena in their upcoming World Group II Play-Off, taking place 20-21 April 2019. The Play-Off will mark the first ever head-to-head between the two nations. 

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The Copper Box Arena is in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London.

Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park, either by train, underground, bus or cycle.

Please note that there is a West Ham match taking place at the London Stadium which kicks off at 15:00 on Saturday 20 April 2019. We recommend allowing extra time to travel to the venue as some access routes will be affected and it will be busier than normal before kick-off and after the match.

By overgound

The nearest overground station is Hackney Wick (5 minute walk).

By underground

The nearest underground station is Stratford (15 minute walk).

By bus

The 388 bus runs every 10 minutes from Stratford bus station to Blackfriars station and stops directly outside the Copper Box Arena (stops M & N).

By bike

There are more than 140 cycle racks outside the Copper Box Arena, including a Santander Cycles docking station located outside the centre.

By train

Stratford International station is just a 10 minute walk away. St Pancras International & Kings Cross stations are just seven minutes away by train to Stratford International.

By car

The M25 is only a 25 minute drive away, however, there is no public parking available at the Copper Box Arena. Parking is available at nearby Westfield Stratford City. Please visit the Westfield website for further information.

We recommend travelling by public transport as routes to the venue can be very busy, especially during rush hour periods.

Disabled parking:  There are limited spaces for accessible parking at the Copper Box Arena. You can apply for disabled parking by emailing info@lta.org.uk and providing the following information: ticket order number, name, contact number, address, blue badge number and car registration.

Disabled Parking Requests for Saturday 20 April must be submitted by email before 16:00 on Thursday 18 April, and requests for Sunday 21 April must be submitted before 12:30 on Saturday 21 April to be processed in time.

For requests outside of these times, we would direct to nearby Westfield Stratford City where there are designated disabled and accessible parking bays.

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Please be advised that there will be the opportunity to purchase both merchandise and official Great Britain replica kit on-site at the venue. Merchandise items are now available to purchase online.

The official event programme is also available to purchase which includes player profiles of both teams, a look back over Great Britain’s history in the competition plus an in-depth chat with Team Captain Anne Keothavong who looks ahead to what promises to be a thrilling weekend of top-class international tennis.

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There is no re-admission once you have left the Copper Box Arena except in limited circumstances and at the discretion of the event organisers and security. There will be a designated area outside for those wishing to smoke.  

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Entry to the event is via Entrances A and B of the Copper Box Arena.

Security and bag checks will be in place and we kindly ask that you allow time for this on your arrival. There will be a ‘fast lane’ for those without bags therefore you are encouraged to arrive without a bag (if one is not required) and you will be able to use the fast lane.

There is no left luggage facility at the Copper Box Arena. There is a left luggage facility at Westfield Stratford City. For more information please visit the Westfield website.

Sessions and Schedule of Play Sessions and Schedule of Play addremove

Day 1 – Saturday 20 April

  • Two singles matches
  • Opening Ceremony to begin at 1.15pm with the first match commencing at 1.30pm (doors open at 12 midday)

Day 2 – Sunday 21 April

  • Two singles matches and one doubles match (subject to dead rubber policy)
  • First match to begin at 12 midday (doors open at 10.30am)

Broadcasting Schedule

Matches will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

All matches will also be streamed live on the LTA’s Facebook page.

Dead Rubber Policy

For all Ties in the World Group and World Group II;

With respect to the second day, if the third singles decides the outcome of the Tie, the fourth singles match will not be played and the dead rubber doubles match will be played instead. If the fourth singles match decides the outcome of the Tie the dead rubber doubles match will be played. A dead doubles match will be played according to the “No-Ad” scoring method set out in the Rules of Tennis. If a dead doubles match reaches one set all, the third set will be a match tie break (10 points).

Tickets are issued to view such matches as may be played on the designated day. Please note any provisional order of play is subject to change at the discretion of the Referee and Tie Committee. Matches played on any day are subject to the Fed Cup Rules and Regulations including the ITF Dead Rubber Policy.

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View the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site map