Photos: Stadium Within A Stadium At Hard Rock For Miami Open Tennis Tournament

The Miami Open tennis tournament is taking place at Hard Rock Stadium for the first time this week, after decades at Key Biscayne.

Below are photos of the “stadium within a stadium” built to accommodate the event:

 

 

 

 

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iFlyMIA
2 years ago

Impressive but ridiculous.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It looks better at Key Biscayne, this just portrays Miami as everything is temporary.

RustyTRUMPet
2 years ago

Guess you don’t know the full story with Mr. Matheson. You’re a clown, just like him!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Mr. M. Needs a hobby other than suing people.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Is this a joke?

The City has a perfectly fine tennis stadium near the downtown core yet because of $$$ as a big FU to their spectators they moved up to Miami Gardens?

peej
2 years ago

“Perfectly Fine” is a stretch–The existing complex needed a renovation / grounds expansion, but the Matheson Family has final say over the land their family donated to the City way back when. Without their approval, the Tournament had to find another home.

Let’s just be glad they were able to keep it here in South Florida.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I know a ton of people who aren’t going because of the location. Popularity with spectators is going to shrivel up.

Anonymous
2 years ago

On the other hand, i know people (like me) that stopped going to Key Biscayne due to the abysmal parking situation (and accessing KB as well). The whole shuttle thing was a major pain. In order to get t your car after the night session it could easily take 1-2 hours as they were not enough shuttle buses to move 10-15000 spectators leaving at the same time. While this new site may not have the aesthetic appeal that Key Biscayne has, i think it will be miles ahead in terms of spectator comfort and accesability.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Probably can’t afford to go ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

True
We are one of them
Location is not good
And always rain and is very hot and not breezy

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ridiculous

peej
2 years ago

They were smart to continue the partnership w/ Goldman Global Arts (Wynwood Walls) & street artists that painted inside Hard Rock’s concourses onto the new exterior spaces. (@fluke.art & @tavarzawacki)

Still prefer the Key (not an option thanks to Bruce Matheson), but this turned out to be a great next-best option.

Will be interesting to see how the new courtyards will be used during Football tailgates…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Love what Steven Ross did.. thank you for keeping tournament in Miami!

Anonymous
2 years ago

*Gardens

Anonymous
2 years ago

lol

Anonymous
2 years ago

lol. In this case, it’s important to be specific. Well done.

Anonymous
2 years ago

How much are the seats with no view?

Anonymous
2 years ago

This would honestly look better if they just built the temporary stadium in the parking lot like the rest of the courts. What are the benefits to doing this obviously yucky design?

Is it the shade that they get in the evenings? Is it the stadium camera system for television? Stadium PA? Security?

peej
2 years ago

Premium seating, of course. They centered the court in front of the 72 Club, the most expensive seats in the stadium—plus there’s Club seating & 2 levels of Skyboxes.

& let’s not forget about the benefit of the shade canopy…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Impressive.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Attendance should be interesting

Anonymous
2 years ago

Tournament is pretty much sold out already.. but some ticket still available in resale sites such as Stubhub.com

Anonymous
2 years ago

Many tickets are available

Anonymous
2 years ago

Going on the weekend!

Anonymous
2 years ago
RustyTRUMPet
2 years ago

Yet again, uninformed posters trying to make a mockery. What Mr. Ross did is commendable. On the other hand, Mr. Matheson is a peevish buffoon.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nope. No need to ruin what little natural areas we have left in miami. The tournament should have moved out years ago before the last expansion. The current place suits it just fine.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It would be nice if this was moved to Freedom Park, but Beckham would never let it happen, unfortunately.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Too big stadium for tennis
Ridiculous
We need a real tennis stadium

Anonymous
2 years ago

Stupid