BNP PARIBAS OPEN 2013
Indian Wells Site Expansion On Track
Indian Wells, U.S.A.
by ATP Staff|
The new Stadium 2 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is on schedule to be completed in time for the 2014 BNP Paribas Open to be held 3-16 March next year. The final structural beam was placed atop the new stadium this month in a ‘Topping Out’ celebration presented by Watkins Landmark Construction.
“This BNP Paribas Open and Indian Wells Tennis Garden ‘Topping Out’ ceremony is a celebration of the hard work that has been put into getting the structure where it is today,” said Raymond Moore, CEO of the BNP Paribas Open and IWTG.
“However, this ceremony is also a landmark in the construction process, signifying that the home stretch is quickly approaching. The new Stadium 2 will be an outstanding facility for our fans come next March, when the tennis stars and fans from around the world descend upon Indian Wells.”
Work on the stadium officially began at this year’s BNP Paribas Open, when Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal took part in the ground breaking ceremony. The facility will feature 8,000 seats and space for three restaurants.