KESQ Reporting on Watkins Landmark Indian Wells Improvements-
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is making improvements to Stadium 1 ahead of the 2016 BNP Paribas Open.
The court surface in Stadium 1, the larger main stadium, is being lowered by approximately 28 inches, in order to move the television camera positions off of the court and into a recessed area similar to the new Stadium 2 placement.
The new green seats in the lower bowl will be a bit larger and include cup holders.
To accommodate the additional size, the railings around the seats are being removed, with the exception of aisle railings.
A portion of the old seats from Stadium 1 will be repurposed for permanent seating for spectators around the practice courts.
“All the improvements and changes to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden are designed to continually improve and advance the overall fan experience at the BNP Paribas Open,” said Chief Executive Officer Raymond Moore. “We are focused on the details, such as seating comfort, sightlines, and more, all designed to make the event as special as possible to all our ticket holders.”
Tickets for the 2016 BNP Paribas go on sale November 18. The tournament is scheduled to be held March 7-20.
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