2014/04/16

Indian Wells Tennis Garden Unveils Expansion Plans

 
(February 21, 2013)  The Indian Wells Tennis
Garden, home of the BNP Paribas Open 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 Street 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 has approved our 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
please visit bnpparibasopen.com or email tix@iwtg.net.

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