The Miami Open, presented by Itaú is Miami's premier tennis event. Previously known as the Sony Open, this is the place to be this spring... an electrifying two weeks of tennis...
...delightful weather... celebrity galore... first-rate entertainment events and a brand new home at Hard Rock Stadium, a world-class venue equipped with fabulous food and over-the-top facilities.
In fact, Hard Rock Stadium, home of our Miami Dolphins, has gone through a tremendous transformation to the tune of $550 million, to be able to accomodate the tournament in grand style.
Although we will miss being close to the surf and sand in Key Biscayne, the new facilities bring a fresh start with plenty of outstanding amenities for both players and spectators... and did we mention parking? There will be lots and lots of it!
The South parking lot has been permanently re-made into a Tennis Complex offering
- 18 practice courts with over 4,300 seats and 11 tournament courts including
- A Grandstand Stadium with 4,993 seats
- Two extra Courts offering over 4,000 seats
In addition, beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces will offer plenty of room to chill in between matches: a Great Lawn, a food court and Olive Grove space, Spanish Steps with a rooftop deck and beer garden... And of course, there will be plenty of food concessions and tents from gourmet to deli sandwiches, pizza, salads, seafood... so you certainly won't go hungry.
The main action takes place at the Stadium Court. The existing football layout of the 65,000-seat stadium is refitted during the tournament into a smaller cozier structure to house 13,800 spectators.
About the Miami Open
The Miami Open is one of the largest tournaments outside the four Grand Slam events. There is $13+ million in prize money awarded at the tournament and of course the ATP and WTA ranking points.
During the tournament there is a Day Session and an Evening Session. The Day session starts at 10:00 a.m.
and normally four matches are played in the Stadium Court.
The Evening Session starts at 7:00 pm. and two matches are played.
Number of matches played are of course weather-dependent and subject to change.
Qualifying rounds take place the first couple of days of the tournament. I have to confess I don't know much about the single-elimination
process or the draws for the day, we simply show up and have never been dissapointed with "who we got to see". The first weekend has always been a great time. You can of course check what is going on and who is playing whom at the official site www.miamiopen.com.
The atmosphere at the Miami Open is very relaxed. As you wander around the grounds, you will invariably catch a glimpse of some celebrity, NBA star, singer, model, actor or actress and the players in the practice courts. All in a very chilled setting...
Quick Links: 2019 Miami Open
The 2019 Miami Open
When? March 18 - 31, 2019
- Women's Singles Final: Saturday March 30, 2019
- Men's Doubles Final: Saturday March 30, 2019
- Women's Doubles Final: Sunday March 31, 2019
- Men's Singles Final: Sunday March 31, 2019
Seating Charts and Finding Tickets for the Miami Open 2019
Considering the glitz and glam overload this event packs, tickets for the Miami Open are quite reasonable, starting as low as $12 for the early qualifying rounds and increasing as the tournament progresses.
Try these recommended sources for finding tickets for the Miami Open to get best available seats at great prices for Stadium Court and Grandstand as well as Ground Passes. Don't forget to apply any discounts and promotions running at the time of your purchase.
- TicketLiquidator: Use code NBATL25 to save $25 on NBA purchases of $200 or more through March 31, 2019
- TicketNetwork: Use code NCAATN to save $15 on NCAA Basketball orders of $125 or more. Use code TNNewsletter15 to receive $15 Off $250+ Orders with newsletter sign up.
Hard Rock Stadium Seating Chart for the Miami Open - Stadium Court
Hard Rock Stadium Seating Chart for the Miami Open - Grandstand
Hard Rock Stadium: Getting There, Parking
Hard Rock Stadium is located about 20 minutes north of downtown Miami in a suburb called Miami Gardens.
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive,
Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
If you are driving from South Beach or Miami Beach, it will take you anywhere between 30 - 45 minutes depending on the traffic, even though it is only an 18-mile ride, this is in the midst of Spring Break, traffic will be heavy around South Beach and Miami Beach, and as you approach the Stadium and parking areas.
Parking at Hard Rock Stadium is plentiful and directly next to the tennis complex. For the Miami Open, parking rates in the "interior sections" start at $25 + fees in the Orange Section, you can buy in advance. The outside Yellow lots are Cash only on tournament day and can also be paid with SunPass Plus. Prices from $5 TBC.
Here's more info on Hard Rock Stadium: Directions, Parking, Uber/Lyft Taxis. Note that the Public Transportation and Express Shuttle Info applies to Miami Dolphin games only, no options have been announced for the Miami Open.
Tips for Attending the Tournament
Comfortable clothing and sun protection are a must. Even though with the new facilities there are plenty of airconditioned areas, the tournament is played outside, be prepared. Even in March, mid-day temperatures in Miami can soar in the high 80's. Bring sunglasses, large hats and sunscreen to protect from the sun.
To avoid the heat, try the evening sessions which are quite pleasant and with a lively atmosphere.
So come and watch the world's top-ranked
tennis players close-up and in action... Rafael Nadal...
Where to Stay for the Miami Open?
Hard Rock Stadium is not in a "hot" neighborhood by any means, it is located north of Downtown Miami in Miami Gardens but it is conveniently situated next to several major freeways which makes it easy to get there from just about anywhere in Miami and Broward County.
This is a very busy time of the year in Miami with Spring Break and hundreds of events all happening around this time alongside Miami Music Week, the Winter Music Conference and ULTRA, you should make your bookings as soon as possible. There are many areas to choose from depending on what your plans are.
- If your main consideration is proximity and convenience to the Miami Open, then check out our top pick hotels close to Hard Rock Stadium, but this is March in Miami, the beaches are calling!
- If you are in the mood to party you will want to stay in South Beach or Miami Beach, this will be party central specially in the second week of the tournament from March 25 to 31, 2019 when the Spring Break party crowds will be at the highest
- For a quieter beach stay, hotels in Sunny Isles Beach are very convenient to Hard Rock Stadium which is short of 10 miles away, as well as hotels in Hollywood or Ft. Lauderdale Beach to the north.
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