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BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament

March 9-22, 2015
Indian Wells Tennis Garden Indian Wells CA 92210

The BNP Paribas Open, the most-attended tennis tournament in the world outside of the Grand Slams. It is one of the few major events combining both men and women over a two-week period on the ATP World Tour and WTA. Held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, a state-of-the-art facility boasting a 16,100 seat stadium, the second largest in the world is one of the world's most beautiful venues for watching the top professionals compete. In 2011, 350,086 people attended the event, marking a more than ten fold increase since the start of the event.
The Event
The world of professional tennis has come a long way since the beginning of its open era in the late sixties….only forty years ago. And, almost at the same time, a professional men’s tournament was emerging in the Southern California desert. Located in the second largest market in the country, it has evolved into the largest combined ATP World Tour and WTA in the world next to the four Grand Slams. The BNP Paribas Open is a two-week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier event featuring the top men and women professional players competing in a 96 singles draw and 32 doubles draw. The event is hosted at the magnificent Indian Wells Tennis Garden, located in the beautiful Southern California desert. Of the 23 sessions played, attendance is taken from only 20 sessions and in 2009 the event attracted over 330,000 tennis fans. The event offers equal prize money totaling $9 million.

New owner, Larry Ellison, CEO and co-founder of Oracle, purchased the BNP Paribas Open and the Indian Wel

Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Charlie Pasarell’s vision together with his partner Raymond Moore, the late Mark McCormack and former partners, IMG to build a $78 million, 89 acre state-of the-art tennis stadium with private funding in 2000. Considered to be one of the most spectacular settings in the world, it is the second largest tennis stadium with 16,100 seats. The site includes a total of (22) courts, a year-round tennis club membership and is the host site for USTA and collegiate events outside of the professional tennis tournament. The beautiful landscaped grounds and stadium has also been the host site for musical artists Pavarotti, Bocelli, the Boston Pops, The Who, Tom Petty, the Eagles and the annual Indian Wells Arts Festival.

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