The 2021 Miami Open is ON.
March 22 - April 4, 2021
FANS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND MATCHES; however, attendance will be limited to facilitate social distancing and provide a safe experience for everyone.
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 it's all back at Hard Rock Stadium!
After last year's cancellation due to the pandemic, we are happy this year's tournament will be taking place with all measures necessary to keep fans and players safe. This year's Miami Open will take on a different format, the Stadium Court has been eliminated and attendance will be limited.
Quick Links: Miami Open 2021
What Is New This Year At the Miami Open
Format of the tournament will be different starting with the elimination of the Stadium Court. The Grandstand Court will serve as the main court for the 2021 tournament.
In order to facilitate social distancing and a safe experience, there will be a limited number of full tournament packages available for purchase with reserved seats in the Grandstand Court.
Ticket Packages will be available in socially distanced "pods" of your choice of 1 to 6 seats together. Specific "pod" size availability is not guaranteed at your selection time. The entire "pod" must be purchased together. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased per account, based on availability.
Parking is FREE this year!You will receive 1 complimentary parking pass for every 2 full tournament seats purchased.
Here's more on this year's Miami Open ticket packages
The 2021 Miami Open
When? March 22 - April 4, 2021
- Women's Singles Final: Saturday April 3, 2021
- Men's Doubles Final: Saturday April 3, 2021
- Women's Doubles Final: Sunday April 4, 2021
- Men's Singles Final: Sunday April 4, 2021
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 a normal 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.
Note that the 2021 Miami Open will operate on a different format starting with the elimination of the Stadium Court. Tournament matches will take place at the Granstand Court.
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. You can 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...
Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium
Although we miss being close to the surf and sand in Key Biscayne, the move in 2019 to the new facilities at Hard Rock Stadium brought a fresh start with plenty of outstanding amenities for both players and spectators... and did we mention parking? There is lots and lots of it!
This world-class venue which recently underwent a tremendous transformation to the tune of $550 million, is equipped with fabulous food and over-the-top facilities to be able to accomodate the tournament in grand style.
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 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 is plenty of food concessions and tents from fine dining to deli sandwiches, pizza, salads, seafood, even food trucks... so you certainly won't go hungry. For 2021 selection could be more limited but there will be plenty of food and beverage options available.
And you can enjoy it all without missing a beat... you will be able to catch all the excitement going on from the gigantic screen at the South Gate, you can't miss it, it's huge!
The main action normally 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. This year because of pandemic social distancing precautions, the tournament will be played at the Grandstand Court.
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 2021 Miami Open, parking is FREE. You will receive 1 complimentary parking pass for every 2 full tournament seats purchased.
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.
You are allowed to bring one bottle of water, if you buy inside they are $5
There is a phone charging station at the entrance by the Lacoste tent.
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 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 when the Spring Break party crowds will be at the highest
- For a quieter beach stay, hotels in Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside and North Beach are also 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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