The 2017 BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells is the largest two-week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier professional tennis tournament in the world. It is held annually in March and features the top men and women professional players competing in a 96 singles draw and 32 doubles draw. The tournament offers more than $10 million in prize money with each of the Champions earning a $1 million prize purse. It is the only professional tournament in the world that provides Hawkeye, the official line challenge system for players, on all match courts for both main and qualifying rounds.
Hosted each year in Beautiful Indian Wells, CA The BNP Paribas Open is in a venue that Larry Ellison has created into a Master Piece in the Desert turning the Indian Wells Tennis Garden into one of the world’s finest venues for world-class tennis.
Part of the Lifestyle that Indian Wells is known for is their world class Luxury Country Clubs and Golf Resorts including Desert Horizons Country Club, Eldorado Country Club and The Vintage and The Indian Wells Country Club. Showcasing Luxury properties such as the home shown below located at 44831 Doral Drive, Click for Tour.
The BNP Paribas Open has been named the tournament of the year by the players and the facilities at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden are now arguably the best in the sport. Particularly after the latest year-long renovation that includes a refurbished Stadium 1. Now the second-largest tennis stadium in the country — with a seating capacity of 16,100 — the upgrades will be unveiled at this year’s event.
By incorporating Wolfgang Puck’s Michelin Star rated Spago into the stadium, it will have a fine dining option, like Chop House and Nobu in Stadium 2, and will mix world class food with world class tennis.
Tennis Garden officials partnered with Levy Restaurants, Ian Orr, the regional vice president of operations for Levy, said the Indian Wells project was a “monumental task,” largely because they had to do it all in less than a year.
“It’s pretty impressive what we’ve put together,” Orr said. “You’ve got to compliment Larry Ellison, Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Desert Champions. We worked some big miracles together, along with the construction companies and designers.”
In order to cater to a sophisticated tennis crowd, Orr and his team had the task of partnering certain chefs and food options that would work well at a Southern California tennis tournament. The concessions were designed individually – which alone took five months – and a massive team was put in place to pull it all off.
This year the tournament promises to be one of the best, see the schedule below to find the match you want to see