The Miami Open tennis tournament enters a new era after relocating to Hard Rock Stadium from Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Fla., where it had been played since 1987. The stadium, which is home to the Miami Dolphins in the suburb of Miami Gardens, expands amenities for both attendees and players, as you’ll see in this issue. The venue is home to the event for the next 30 years; here are some other numbers from the tournament’s new home, courtesy of event producer IMG and the Dolphins.
More parking spaces for general admission, premium, overflow and player parking.
Total competition and practice courts, up from nine.
Total seating, up from 25,062.
Corner videoboards framing the center court inside Hard Rock Stadium. One large screen is attached to an exterior wall on the building’s south side.
Square feet for player dining space, up from 9,000.
Square feet of locker room space, an increase from 10,000.
Individual lockers, compared with 296 at the old site.
Square feet of total gym space for players, triple the size of the old area.