The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is a tennis centre opened in 2000 that was purpose built to host the Indian Wells Masters/WTA Indian Wells Open (currently known as the BNP Paribas Open for sponsorship reasons).
The tournament is held across two weeks in early to mid March and is considered the biggest tournament outside of the four Grand Slam events, both in attendance and prestige.
The facility is home to 29 tennis courts, including the 16,100-seat Stadium 1 which makes it the second largest outdoor tennis stadium in the world. The 8,000 capacity Stadium 2 was added in 2014.
As well as tennis, the centre has hosted several NBA pre-season exhibition games all featuring the Phoenix Suns.
Capacity: 16,100 (Stadium 1) & 8,000 (Stadium 2)
Tickets at Indian Wells Tennis Garden
BNP Paribas Open – The latest ticket information is available on the official website here.
Location & Travel to Indian Wells Tennis Garden
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is in the city of Indian Wells in the Coachella Valley of California.
Airport: Palm Springs International is approximately 16 miles north west of Indian Wells and features flights from many US and Canadian airports. Alternatively Ontario International Airport is just over 80 miles away or the much larger Los Angeles International Airport is 140 miles away.
Driving & Parking: The tennis centre is located just north on Washington Street from Highway 111 if heading from Palm Springs (30 minutes), or south on Washington Street off Interstate 10 if heading from Ontario (90 minutes), Los Angeles (2.5 hours) or San Diego (2.5 hours). Public parking during the event is available in the General Lot off of Miles Avenue, costing $25 per car.