Indian Wells Tennis Garden


North America, United States, Riverside County

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is a tennis facility in Indian Wells, California, in the Coachella Valley. It is the home of the Indian Wells Masters tournament, a.k.a. the BNP Paribas Open (previously the Pacific Life Open), a joint event of the ATP World Tour and the WTA Tour which constitutes the fifth largest tournament in the world. Indian Wells Tennis Garden also hosts the junior and adult USTA events year round In addition to these large events, during the week members are able to use the courts for recreational play. The tennis garden sets up matches for individuals who want to play. Also, they have clinics and there are pros available for a fee. The US$ 77 million facility was built in March 2000, and was designed by Rossetti Associates Architects. It includes a 16,100-seat Stadium court, 11 match courts, 6 practice courts, and 2 Har-Tru clay courts on 88 acres (360,000 m). The stadium court is the second largest tennis-specific stadium in the world. As well as tennis, the venue has hosted concerts by artists such as The Eagles, The Who, Tom Petty, Andrea Bocelli, and RBD. The NBA has played three pre-season exhibition games at Indian Wells, with all these events involving the Phoenix Suns. The first game featured the Suns against the Denver Nuggets on October 11, 2008; the NBA's first outdoor game since September 1972. On October 10, 2009 the Suns played the Golden State Warriors and on October 9, 2010 the game featured the Suns and the Dallas Mavericks.