What’s New This Year!!!!
As you might have already seen, the will showcase major renovations currently underway at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (IWTG), designed to enhance the overall fan experience and substantially upgrade Stadium 1. Ranging from a massive expansion of the Stadium Plaza to renovating all the suites and hospitality spaces to adding 21 new restaurants and concessions, the full scale changes are sure to delight fans who attend over the fortnight to watch the world’s best WTA and ATP World Tour players. Here’s what you need to know:
- Stadium Plaza, Suites & Hospitality
A fan favorite and gathering place, the Stadium Plaza, is now a permanent part of the Stadium and the Superwall is substantially larger (33% wider) allowing it to display up to five matches at one time. All of the suites throughout Stadium 1 will be completely renovated.The existing open air portion of the Concourse level will be covered to allow the suites on the second level to be significantly expanded, and include private restrooms. All of the existing restrooms will be upgraded, and restrooms will be added to the upper bowl, where there were none previously.Additionally, a new hospitality room, which will be available for events year round and hold up to 200 people, Front Box Club, satellite broadcast studio, fitness center, and club pro shop will also be completed for the 2017 BNP Paribas Open.
Other renovations include a brand new media room, two-story office building for tournament management and staff, and additional commissaries to accommodate the new concessions. The Stadium footprint has increased from 200,000 to 300,000 square feet of space to provide an unprecedented fan experience.