The 13,800-seat Stadium Court is the centerpiece of the Tennis Center at Crandon Park facility, home of Sony Open Tennis since 1987. Sony Open Tennis uses 12 courts in competition courts, plus six practice courts. The facility is also home to four European red clay, four American green clay courts and two grass courts.
The Tennis Center at Crandon Park is actually the third home of Sony Open Tennis. It all started in Delray in 1985, moved to Boca Raton in 1986 before permanently settling in Miami in 1987. The Tennis Center is also home to the United States Tennis Association's player development program headquarters.
• March 1989: A new clubhouse was dedicated on the Crandon Park grounds, the first step to building a permanent stadium.
• November 1990: Miami-Dade County approved plans for a new stadium on the grounds.
• April 1992: Stadium construction begins.
• Summer, 1992: The site is rechristened The Tennis Center at Crandon Park
• November, 1992: After legal delays and Hurricane Andrew (August 24, 1992) halt construction, the way is cleared to open Stadium for 1994 tournament.
• February 12, 1994: Miami-Dade County dedicates the new 14,000 seat stadium which includes 24 luxury suites, and state-of-the-art areas for media and players.
• March 11, 1994: The first match is played on Stadium Court as 1994 Tournament begins. Karin Kschwendt defeats Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, 6-3, 6-4.
• August-October, 2005: Crandon Park weathers two powerful storms, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma.
• March, 2006: A new chairback seating system debuts in the 400-level of the stadium court. The seats replace the bleacher-seating system that had been in place since the stadium’s inception. Capacity of the stadium court is reduced from 14,000 to 13,300, with every seat having a back for the first time.
It is always Sony Open Tennis's goal to provide an enjoyable experience by meeting and exceeding the expectations of all our guests.
The Guest Services Center is welcome to all guests requiring information about the tournament or the South Florida area. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or need assistance of any kind, please stop by the Guest Services Center, located near gate C of the stadium. Our multi-lingual Guest Services Team is prepared to make sure all your questions are answered and all your needs are addressed.
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