FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
MAKING PLANS TO ATTEND THE SONY OPEN?
Where is the Crandon Park Tennis Center located and how do I get there?
The Crandon Park Tennis Center is located at 7300 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. You may click here for directions or follow the general directions below.
From the South: North on US 1 (South Dixie Highway) to Brickell Avenue exit. Stay right and follow the Rickenbacker Causeway over to Key Biscayne. Watch for signs to Sony Open Tennis and your assigned parking area.
From the North: South on I-95 to Exit #1 (Key Biscayne Exit). Follow the Rickenbacker Causeway over to Key Biscayne. Watch for signs to the Sony Open and your assigned parking area.
Public Transportation is also available to the site through Miami-Dade County. For more information on bus routes, times, and where to board, please visit the Miami-Dade County website by clicking here
Where do I park and how much will it cost?
General parking is $12.00 per vehicle and Preferred parking is $20.00 per vehicle. Both options are located at the Virginia Key parking area, which is located directly across from the Miami Seaquarium. The parking lot at Virginia Key is approximately 3.5 miles past the tollbooth and will be marked with signage. Upon parking, guests will then take a shuttle to the site, where they will be dropped off across the street from the Front Gate entrance.
I am planning on attending the tournament from out of town…any suggestions on accommodations?
The tournament works with a variety of hotels in the area and has secured exclusive rates for anyone who books through the tournament's travel office. Call 1-800-725-5472 or 305-442-3367 for more information, or click here for more details.
If I stay at one of the tournament hotels, will there be a shuttle to take me to the Crandon Park Tennis Center?
The tournament does offer a shuttle service to the site from select tournament hotels. Shuttle Passes are available at the site or at the front desk of select hotels for a nominal charge of $15 per person, per day or you may purchase a four day pass for $40. For more information about Shuttle Passes, please contact the Ticket Office at 305.442.3367.
Do you offer any packages that combine hotels and tickets?
Yes. We offer several different Vacation Package options that include both hotels and tickets to the Sony Open. Most packages have a minimum room night commitment and include tickets to multiple sessions. For the most up to date information on Vacation Packages, please click here.
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
When do the matches start?
Match play for the Day Sessions will begin at 11:00am on the Stadium Court, excluding Session 19 and 21 (1pm), Session 23 (12:30pm) and Session 24 (2:00pm). Evening Sessions on Stadium Court will start at 7:30pm, Wednesday, March 19 - Tuesday, March 25, excluding Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, which will begin at 8:00pm. Evening matches occurring Wednesday, March 26 – Friday, March 28 will begin at 7:00pm. The Women's Singles Final (best of 3 sets) will be played Saturday, March 29 at 12:30pm, followed by the Men's Doubles Final. The Men's Singles Final (best of 3 sets) will be played Sunday, March 30 at 2:00pm, preceded by the Women's Doubles Final at 11:30am.
What is the seating capacity of the Stadium Court?
With the addition of the chair-back seats in the 400 Level in 2006, our Stadium Court capacity was reduced from 14,500 to 13,800. Compared to the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Open, we are about 2/3 the size.
When do the draws or seedings come out for this year's tournament?
The seeds and draws will be finalized on Monday, March 17 and will be posted online later that evening under the Scores tab on our Home Page.
How many courts are there?
There are 18 courts with the Laykold Cushion Plus surface in the Crandon Park facility. Ten courts are used for competition (Stadium Court, Grandstand Court, Courts 1-8) while eight courts are available for practice. Crandon Park also has grass and clay courts that are available for use throughout the year. Of the ten match courts, four are lighted and are used throughout the tournament during Evening Sessions.
What dining options are available at the Sony Open?
The Sony Open is proud to offer a variety of dining options for our guests. Please click here for a complete list of dining options available during your visit.
What happens if I lose personal items while at the Sony Open?
The tournament offers a Lost & Found service located at the main entrance of the stadium adjacent to the main Box Office. If any items are found on the grounds, they are brought to this location to be claimed by the owner. You can visit the Lost & Found during the tournament to claim lost items. If you realize you lost something after you have left the tournament grounds or after the tournament is completed, please call tournament administration offices at 305.446.2200 to check the status of your item(s).
TICKETING 101 – ANSWERS TO COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What are the tournament dates for 2014?
The 2014 Sony Open will take place March 17 - 30.
I want to order tickets for the 2014 Sony Open. When are they available?
We begin selling our packages in August 2013 during the dates of the U.S. Open. Individual tickets will not be available until November 2013. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive a ticket brochure via mail, please contact the Ticket Office at 305.442.3367 or by email email@example.com. Guests who subscribe to the Sony Open Email Newsletter have the opportunity to purchase single-session tickets before they go on-sale to the public.
If tickets aren't on sale yet, why are there third party websites on the internet that seem to have tickets available?
There are many websites across the Internet that advertise Sony Open tickets that are not affiliated with the tournament in any way. The Sony Open highly advises against purchasing tickets through these unauthorized sites.
When are the Qualifying dates of the Tournament?
Qualifying Rounds will take place Monday and Tuesday, March 17 and 18. Tickets range in price from $11.00 - $17.00 per day and can be purchased online, over the phone by calling 305.442.3367 or in person the day of at the Front Gate Box Office. Match play will begin at 10:00am on both days.
I want to purchase tickets to watch my favorite player play…when is he or she scheduled?
The Sony Open is a single-elimination tennis tournament. Due to this fact, the draw for each day will not be announced until the night before around 7pm EST and will be posted on www.SonyOpenTennis.com. Other options would include checking local news outlets such as the Miami Herald newspaper. Depending on when you place your order, Stadium Court tickets may or may not be available. If the Stadium Court is sold out, grounds passes will be made available. Please note that a grounds pass does not provide access to watch matches taking place inside the Stadium Court.
Do you offer seats in the shade or out of the sun?
Because we are an outdoor event and have no roof on our Stadium Court, the sun will be a factor. The best option we can offer if sun is a factor is to provide you seats with the sun behind your back. These seats are located on the South Baseline (Gates F-G), Southwest Angle (Gates G-H), West Sideline (Gates H-A) and Northwest Angle (Gates A-B). Please note that seats purchased in these areas can be much higher up in terms of availability compared to other areas in the Stadium Court.
What are the different views I can watch from in the Stadium Court?
Our Stadium Court is shaped like an octagon, so it has eight sides to it. We offer seats on the North and South Baselines (end of the court), the East and West Sidelines and the N.W., N.E., S.E., and S.W. angles.
Is it possible to purchase a ticket for the grounds only?
Grounds passes are only made available when the Stadium Court sells out and are sold for approximately $10.00 less than the Stadium Court ticket price. A Grounds Pass ticket provides access to all of the outer courts on a first-come, first serve basis, but does not provide access to the matches being played on Stadium Court. Please note, Miami-Dade County surcharges or Sony Open handling fees are included in the prices listed.
I would like to order tickets for today's matches…how can I do that?
We do not accept phone orders for same day sales…Tickets may be purchased online until 8:00am for Day Sessions and until 4:00pm for Evening Sessions. Otherwise tickets can be purchased in person at the Front Gate Box Office the day of.
How do I purchase good seats in the lower levels of the Stadium Court?
We do offer a limited number of premium tickets for select sessions of the tournament in the 100 and 300 Levels. Please visit our Daily Ticket page for pricing and availability. Our 200 Level is reserved for our Suite ticket holders and are not offered on an individual basis.
Do you have limitations on how many individual tickets or packages can be purchased?
- Ten (10) Championship Series packages per account.
- Forty (40) Final Four, Opening Weekend or After Hours packages in total per account.
- Twenty (20) individual tickets for the Men's Singles Final – Sunday, March 30th per account.
Why are there ticket limits in place?
Ticket sales limits are in place to ensure that all of our customers can receive equal access to Sony Open tickets.
How many matches are played in the Stadium during a given session?
Traditionally during the Day Session, there are four matches played in the stadium. During the evening, there are typically two matches played in the stadium. This is subject to both weather and schedule changes. Ultimately, the number of matches is determined by the Referee's Office and is subject to change at any time.
Where is the chair umpire located?
Even with the net line on the east side of the court.
I have tickets for the Day Session, but not for the Evening…will I have access to the Evening Sessions matches?
Once the last Day Session match on Stadium Court is completed, guests will be asked to leave the Stadium Court so it can be cleaned for the Evening Session ticket holders. Guests with Day Session tickets will have the opportunity to stay on the grounds to watch matches on the outer courts but will not have access to the Evening Session matches taking place in the Stadium Court. Day Session guests wanting to stay and watch the matches in the Stadium Court during the Evening Session may purchase tickets at our Advance Ticket Center (located at Guest Services) based on availability.
I have Evening Session tickets…what time can I enter the Grounds and when will I have access to the Stadium matches?
Guests with Evening Session tickets have access to the Grounds at 5:00pm, but will not have access to the Stadium until the scheduled Day Session matches are completed. If Day Session matches happen to run late due to lengthy matches or weather delays, Evening Session guests will not have access to the Stadium until the last Day Session match is finished…but are welcome to watch matches taking place on the outer courts.
Do you offer reserved seating on the Grandstand Court on an individual basis?
Yes, we do sell single session tickets on our Grandstand Court (2nd largest court on site). Ticket prices range from $22.00 - $102.00 depending on the session. Single session tickets are sold in Rows 3-11 on the West Sideline of the Grandstand Court and provides you access to all of the outer courts EXCEPT THE STADIUM. A separate Stadium Court ticket is required for admittance. Please note, Miami-Dade County surcharges or Sony Open handling fees are included in the prices listed.
Do you offer any ticket discounts for students, seniors, military or USTA members?
Yes – we do offer a 20% discount for USTA Members on Adult tickets in the 400 level for the Tuesday, March 25th Day Session. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone with a promo code provided by the USTA Membership Office. However there are no discounts available for students, seniors or military. We do offer group discounts for parties of 20+ for Sessions 3-7 and 12-18 for tickets in the 400 Level.
I have a group interested in going to Sony Open Tennis, do you offer group sales?
To be eligible for a group discount, a group must consist of 20 or more tickets. A 20% discount is offered for Sessions 3-7 and 12-18 for tickets in the 400 Level. Please note, Miami-Dade County surcharges or Sony Open handling fees are included in the prices listed. To inquire about placing a group order, please contact the Ticket Office at 305.442.3367.
Do you offer discounts for children attending the matches?
Yes. Children ages 14 and under receive a 50% discount on 400 Level tickets for all sessions excluding the Finals (Sessions 23-24) on March 29 - 30. Please note, Miami-Dade County surcharges or Sony Open handling fees are included in the prices listed.
What is the minimum age for a child to require a ticket?
Children 3 and older require a junior-priced ticket (up to age 14).
I need to purchase disabled seating…what are my seating options and where do I park my vehicle?
Seats for guests with disabilities are offered in the 100 or 400 levels. Tickets may be purchased online or over the phone by calling the Ticket Office during regular business hours of 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. Our policy allows for up to three companion tickets to be purchased in the same seating area, based on availability. Additional guests will be sold tickets in the 400 Level as close as possible to the assigned disabled seating area. Disabled parking is located in Crandon Lot 2 (a valid pass and matching driver's license must be displayed to the parking attendant for access to the Parking Lot). A complimentary shuttle service is available that will drop guests off near the Main Gate entrance of the site.
Do you have wheelchairs available on site and is there a charge?
A limited number of wheelchairs are available on-site at our Guest Service Center (located by Gate C) on a complimentary basis. A valid driver's license will be used as a deposit for the wheelchair and will be given back once the wheelchair is returned.
What is a Daily Double Package?
This package provides you with tickets to the same day and Evening Session in the 400 Level at a discounted price. Savings are approximately 20% depending on the day you are attending. Please note, Miami-Dade County surcharges or Sony Open handling fees are included in the prices listed.
What is a Flex-4 Package?
The Flex-4 Packages are offered in the 400 Level for the Opening Weekend (Sessions 7-12), After Hours (All Evening Sessions except Semi-Finals) and the Final Four Packages (Includes tickets to Semi-Finals and Finals). The plan allows you to choose the four sessions you want to attend as part of your package. You decide when you come and how much you save! Savings range from 24-35% depending on the package ordered. Please note, Miami-Dade County surcharges or Sony Open handling fees are included in the prices listed.
What is the Collectors Club?
The Collectors Club is an exclusive venue featuring an upscale restaurant, and a trendy bar and lounge area, where private members can get away from the hustle and bustle of the tournament grounds in a beautifully decorated, air conditioned setting. The Collectors Club will also feature a series of special events for its members. For more information about the Collectors Club and to check availability, please click here.
What is The Terrace?
This exciting air-conditioned oasis is yours to enjoy as part of a premium entertainment opportunity available to our most discerning guests for select sessions of the 2014 Sony Open. Conveniently located next to Stadium Court in the Hospitality Village, The Terrace is open all day and evening for you to enjoy great meals, tasty snacks and a premium open bar. Watch the best tennis players in the world from your reserved 100-level Stadium seat or relax in The Terrace's elegant but casual lounge. It is all included in The Terrace 100 Ticket.
Kids Day – When is it? Who can attend?
On Tuesday, March 18, the Sony Open will be hosting kids ages 7-12 from Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools. Kids Day is a fully coordinated program that emphasizes the positive impact of sports on individuals. After the clinic on the Grandstand Court, students will have the opportunity to watch professional tennis featuring some of the best players in the world. Activities begin at 9:45am at the Grandstand Court. Lunch is NOT included and anyone attending Kids Day is encouraged to bring bag lunches. If you would like to inquire about attending Kids Day, please contact the Ticket Office at 305.442.3367.
I have an international address and am concerned the tickets may not reach me by mail in time…can my order be left at Will Call and I will pick them up when I arrive?
Yes — ticket orders can be left at Will Call beginning on February 1, 2014. You will be required to provide us with a complete billing address when placing your order for credit card verification. To pick up your tickets, you will need to show a valid photo-ID and the name on the ID must be the same name in which the order was placed under. No third party Will Call will be accepted at the Tournament.
I have tickets waiting for me at Will Call…where should I park to pick up the tickets?
You should park in your assigned parking area first and then proceed to Will Call (located at the Main Gate entrance). If your order includes a parking pass, you may park your car in the 15-minute parking area at Lot 6 (North Gate entrance) and proceed to Will Call to pick up your tickets/parking pass. You will then need to park your vehicle in the assigned parking lot (typically Crandon Park Lot 2 or 3). Vehicles left in the 15-minute parking area longer than the allotted time will be towed at the owner's expense. The General Parking area is located directly across the street from the Miami Seaquarium and is $12.00 per vehicle. Once parked, you will then board a shuttle and be taken to the site.
I would like to come to the site and purchase advance tickets during the tournament…where can I do this?
Proceed across the Rickenbacker Causeway and follow signs to Lot 6 (North Gate entrance), which is located before the Front Gate entrance. Turn right into the complex and you will be directed by an attendant to the 15-minute parking zone. Once parked, you will proceed to the Front Gate Box Office where you can make your purchase.
How much are the Miami-Dade County Surcharge and Sony Open Handling Fees?
The Miami-Dade County surcharge is $3.00 per ticket and is used for Site improvements. Sony Open Tennis Handling Fees are an additional $2.00 to $17.00 per ticket depending on the ticket price. Typical handling fees are $6.00–7.00 per ticket. Both the surcharge and handling fees are charged regardless if tickets are purchased online, over the phone or in person at the Box Office and are included in the listed ticket prices.
What if I lose my ticket or forget to bring my ticket(s) with me to the tournament?
Tickets will be replaced for the ORIGINAL TICKET PURCHASER ONLY at a cost of $20.00 per ticket. If replacement tickets are ordered over the phone, they will not be mailed, but will be held at Will Call for pick up at the site. Proper Photo ID will be required to pick up the tickets from Will Call.
What if my ticket(s) are stolen?
If your ticket(s) are stolen, guests will be required to pay a refundable deposit in the amount equal to the total face value of all tickets stolen. When this deposit is paid, your tickets will be reprinted for you and left for pick-up at Will Call and will not be mailed. To receive a full refund of this deposit, you must file an incident report with the police and provide a copy of that documentation to the tournament. Upon receipt of this documentation, we will provide a full refund of the deposit amount. Failure to provide this documentation within 30 (thirty) days after the completion of the tournament will result in a forfeiture of the total deposit amount. The Sony Open will deal only with the ORIGINAL TICKET PURCHASER on all ticket issues.
What is your rain policy?
The following policy applies to individual session tickets purchased directly (and not via ticket auction, exchange, resale or other secondary ticket outlet) through IMG Tickets, SonyOpenTennis.com or in person at the Crandon Park Tennis Center Box Office. Please note that this policy does not apply to weeklong subscription packages in the 100 level (Box), 200 level (Suite) or 300 level (Series) or any tickets issued on a Complimentary or Trade basis. If the tournament or a session(s) is postponed or cancelled due to weather or other causes beyond our control, Tournament management will make every effort to reasonably accommodate the individual session ticket holder on a subsequent session, if held. Sony Open Tennis cannot guarantee ticket availability, exchange of equal value or comparable seat location. All ticket exchanges are final, and there will be NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS. In addition, patrons are advised that the Sony Open Tennis schedule of play is subject to change for all sessions. Tickets are not eligible for refund or exchange due to one or more changes in the Sony Open Tennis schedule of play. Rain delays could last 10 minutes or a couple hours. Once it stops raining, it could take 30-45 minutes for the courts to be dried depending on the amount of rain received. Pay attention to local weather forecasts and radar to track any inclement weather that may develop. Announcements and rain-delay updates will be made in the Stadium Court and on our video boards located throughout the site, as well as on our website.
Is it possible to bring a cooler or camera to the site?
The following items are prohibited and MAY NOT be brought onto the grounds: Sealed packages of any kind; briefcases; hard coolers or like containers; glass bottles or cans; aerosol cans or noisemaking devices; alcoholic beverages; commercial video cameras or recording devices; computers or laptops; food (except in limited quantities, or for medical dietary or infant purposes); weapons (regardless of permit); pets (unless a service animal); flags, banners or signs, laser pointing devices; tennis racquets; bicycles; scooters of any type; in-line skates; roller skates; skateboards; and any other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by the management of Sony Open Tennis, in its sole discretion. Prohibited items brought onto the premises will be confiscated by security officials and will not be returned. Please leave any unnecessary items at home or in your vehicle.
What is your ticket resell policy?
The resale or attempted resale of any ticket(s) in or on the grounds of the Crandon Park Tennis Center or parking lots at any price is prohibited and will result in the removal from the premises and confiscation of all tickets in the possession of the violator without refund or compensation. The use or attempted use of lost, stolen or counterfeit tickets is prohibited and such tickets are void. Tickets may not be resold or used for advertising, promotions (including contests or sweepstakes) or other trade purposes without the prior express written consent of the Sony Open.
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