BNP PARIBAS OPEN 2013
2014 Indian Wells Tennis Garden Expansion
Indian Wells, CA
by MVT PR|
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home of the BNP Paribas Open, the most-attended ATP World Tour and WTA tennis tournament in the world, unveiled expansion plans targeted for the 2014 tournament, it was announced by Raymond Moore, chief executive officer.
The plans, which were approved today by the City of Indian Wells, include a permanent Stadium 2 that will feature 8,000 seats and two restaurants, a marquee site entrance on Washington Street with a new box office, a new 19,000 square foot shade structure identical to the one built in 2012, four additional practice courts, expansion of the current Miles Avenue entrance, an upgraded valet and accessible parking area on the north side, an additional grass parking space for up to 2,000 cars and expansion and relocation of the TV Production compound.
These expansion plans build upon changes the tournament made the past few years including becoming the only tournament in the world to have the Hawkeye Challenge System on all match courts, increasing total prize money to more than $11 Million, installing a 19,000 sq. ft. shade structure to the Tennis Garden Village, adding additional seating to outer courts and practice courts and placing numerous video walls and information towers throughout the site. All of the enhancements are designed to create an incomparable venue to enjoy world-class tennis while also delivering a relaxing atmosphere between matches.
“We are extremely excited about our expansion and thrilled that the City of Indian Wells had approved the plans,” said Moore. “Larry Ellison’s vision for this tournament has been nothing short of incredible, and the innovations and enhancements he has put forth have benefitted fans and players alike. These tournament-specific changes will continue to put this facility on par with the best in the world, deliver an unparalleled experience for fans and ultimately make the BNP Paribas Open better than ever before.”
Sales of Stadium 2 Series tickets will commence during the 2013 BNP Paribas Open on site. Fans can visit the 2014 BNP Paribas Open exhibitor booth to see renderings and a 3-D model showing the stadium and the new site layout. The Series Renewal Office is located in the East Tennis Garden Village and will be selling 2014 Series tickets only for the Main Stadium and Stadiums 2 and 3.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please call the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office 800-999-1585 or 760-200-8000, or visit www.bnpparibasopen.com, where there is a complete listing and description of all ticket packages and pricing.