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November 29, 2023


By the Hexagon Cup team

Madrid, 29 November: Marking 60 days to go until the first Hexagon Cup, the newcomer padel tournament is officially launching its ticket sales today, alongside revealing many of the big name players who will be taking to the court to excite fans.

The Hexagon Cup, set to take place at the historic Madrid Arena, from 31 January to 4 February, promises to deliver an unparalleled spectacle in the sport, showcasing the world’s best padel players. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster via start at just €20 euros for single-day passes, which provide access to the on-court action and exciting Fan Zone, with VIP passes available for the best gastro experiences.

Players revealed so far include Spanish superstars Paquito Navarro, who holds 25 World Padel Tour titles, was World Number One in 2019, and a World Champion with the Spanish National Team; and Alejandra Salazar, a six time-time World Champion with 52 World Padel Tour titles, as the event’s first confirmed players, with both set to represent the Hexagon Cup team as its franchise players.

The Rafa Nadal Academy powered by Richard Mille, team has named Martita Ortega, currently ranked 4th in the FIP ranking, with 14 titles in her career and a two-time world team champion (2021 and 2022), and Alex Ruiz, a native of Malaga who holds the 13th position in the rankings, with two titles to his name, was a World Champion in 2021.

The RL9 team, by the Barcelona FC footballer Robert Lewandowski, Team AD/vantage co-owned by legendary tennis player Andy Murray, ElevenEleven Team USA, owned by U.S actress Eva Longoria, and Team Bella Puerto Rico team, backed by businessmen María Esteve and Carlos López-Lay, will name their players later today.

Born under the slogan "For the Fans. For the Players. For the Game", the innovative Hexagon Cup padel project will see male, female and ‘next gen’ players combine with leading team owners from global sports and entertainment to compete for a share of an impressive one-million euro prize fund, creating an exciting new team competition.

For its first event, the Hexagon Cup will take over the country’s historic Madrid Arena and create a big show experience. This will include an engaging Fan Village filled with player autograph sessions, player training courts, coaching sessions, live concerts and entertainment, shops, exhibitors, food trucks and top gastronomy offerings, plus world-class VIP hospitality offerings.

Ticketmaster's cutting-edge technology and extensive reach in the ticketing industry align perfectly with The Hexagon Cup's commitment to offering fans a world-class experience. Through this partnership, attendees can expect user-friendly online ticketing platforms, flexible package options, and a secure purchasing environment.

"Alongside our partners at Ticketmaster, we are thrilled to officially invite padel fans to join us for the first ever Hexagon Cup,“ said Enrique Buenaventura, founder and member of the Hexagon Cup Advisory Board. "It’s going to be a big show experience, like nothing seen before in the sport. Tomorrow our teams will finalise their world class franchise player selections, and we’ll find out who will go up against the Hexagon Cup team pairing of Alejandra and Paco, and the Rafa Nadal Academy powered by Richard Mille team pairing of Martita Ortega and Alex Ruiz. Find out soon, and book your tickets to be part of history."

The Hexagon Cup is an event where fan participation takes on a leading role. For instance, getting to vote on player decisions for the Hexagon Cup team.

Key benefits of the Hexagon Cup and Ticketmaster partnership include:

User-Friendly Platform: Ticketmaster makes it easy for fans to browse, select, and purchase ticket packages tailored to their preferences.

General and VIP Tickets: Attendees can choose single-day passes with access to the village, an exciting Fan Zone offer and VIP passes with the best gastro experiences, allowing for all type of event experiences.

Secure Purchasing: Ticketmaster ensures fans can purchase tickets with confidence, knowing their transactions are safe and protected.

Real-Time Updates: Ticketmaster will provide real-time updates and notifications, keeping fans informed about event details, schedule changes, and any additional information related to The Hexagon Cup.

Once all six teams have revealed their franchise player pairings, these players will select their four team mates; one male, one female, and two ‘next gen’ during the Player Draft, taking place later this week.

The tournament itself will see the six teams split into two qualifying groups. These two groups will do battle in a series of head-to-head matches over the first three days. Only the top two teams from each group will advance to the Finals Weekend, where the inaugural Hexagon Cup champions will be crowned and claim the top share of the one-million-euro prize pot.  

More updates on the Hexagon Cup teams, players and partners will be revealed over the coming weeks. Follow @HexagonCup social channels for all the latest news.