Expanded IWTG to enhance BNP Paribas Open

January 29, 2014

Tennis fans will notice an expansion at the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s tournament, which takes place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California March 3 to 16. The tournament recently completed Stadium 2, a permanent structure with 8,000 seats, and which will house three gourmet restaurants—Nobu, The Chop House and Piero’s Pizza Vino—on the concourse level overlooking the on-court action and the grounds.


In addition to the new Stadium 2 and the restaurants, the site expansion includes a new East entrance with a new box office, a Walk of Palms, an additional 19,000-square-foot shade structure with video walls, four additional practice courts, additional concessions, more grass parking space for up to 2,000 cars, enhanced landscaping, additional seats on some outside courts, and more.

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden will unveil Stadium 2 on March 1, when it will host the McEnroe Challenge for Charity, a free-admission special event that will feature John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Peter Fleming and Rick Leach. The new restaurants in Stadium 2 also will be open during the charity event.

“In our continued effort to enhance the BNP Paribas Open experience we are very excited that we will now be able to offer this unique dining experience that all of our patrons can enjoy while taking in the matches, the spectacular mountain views and the numerous activities that are available throughout the tournament grounds,” says tournament director Steve Simon.