The tennis is back in Miami. The best professional tennis players in the world will be on the court of the Hard Rock Stadium, from March 21, to April 3, 2022. The entire tournament will last two weeks in Miami Garden. The sport is coming back at its full capacity of people this year. In other words, it means that the energy that draws thousands of millions of fans in love for the sport from all over the globe will be at its full force.
Furthermore, the event is the perfect combination of entertainment, food, art, and culture in the renowned Miami Beach. It is one of the most important annual events in the sport. Over the years, some of the biggest names of the sport have competed on its courts. Therefore, if you’re one of those fanatic fans, who are planning to come to the show this article brings some useful pieces of information regarding it.
The tournament history
The dream of holding an international tennis tournament in Miami started in the 1960s. A group of players toured the country in a station wagon, playing tennis in darkened arenas and fairgrounds. However, it was a little before the days of the Open Tennis. The original member of the “Handsome Eight”, Buchholz, was one of the first to support the sport. He competed until he had to retire from tennis in the 70s due to chronic tennis elbow.
In 1980, Buchholz as an executive director of the ATP ( Association of Tennis Professionals) met the vice president of the Thomas J. Lipton. They talked about the idea of creating a two-week players tournament, which was promptly appreciated by the latter. At that time they decided that the first tournament would be held at Laver’s International Tennis Resort in Delray Beach, 50 miles north of Miami. The rest is history. Since then, the biggest names in tennis have competed at the Miami Open. Over the years, fans have watched Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Novak Djokovic, Steffi Graf, Roger Federer, Gustavo Kuerten have stepped on its courts.
Hard Rock Stadium
After such a long time at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, it finally moved to the Hard Rock Stadium. The new stadium offers better parking, larger spaces, and an elevated top experience. Tennis fans can enjoy the same luxury that the Miami Dolphins football fans are used to enjoying.
This year’s fans can expect a stadium court with 13,800 seats and 360-degree LED signs, which provides an extraordinary entertainment experience. Conversely, there are also additional seats on the outer courts, including a new Butch Buchholz Court with a seating capacity of 3,500. In short, there’s plenty of room for those coming to attend it.
Miami Open Related Activities
Tennis is the start of the show at the Miami Open, although there is so much more to do around here. There’s always a mix of music, fashion, food, art, and cultural events taking place in Miami. Miami is the cultural leader city in the USA. Guests can enjoy its vibrant murals, go shopping, sightseeing, eating. The weather is always hot and sunny, sunscreen and sunglasses are welcome. As the Hard Rock Stadium is expansive, you’ll be walking around a lot, so think about coming in light clothes and comfortable shoes.
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