The Davis Cup final between defending champion Spain and the Czech Republic will be played in Barcelona, the Spanish tennis federation has announced.

The best-of-five series is to be held Dec. 4-6 on clay courts at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi, the Spanish federation said Saturday.

The choice was made after the International Tennis Federation had previously rejected Tenerife in the Canary Islands and the southern port city of Malaga because they were open-air venues. Malaga’s stadium also fell under the minimum seating capacity of 12,000.

The Barcelona venue was the site of Spain’s first win in 2000.

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