By: Christopher Menendez
What’s a deuce? What does love mean? Does a grand slam come with fries?
Not understanding the rules of tennis is no excuse to not make it out to the Miami Open. From luxurious lounges to world-class bites, we have something every member of the family can enjoy. Here’s our list of top ten non-tennis activities at the Miami Open from March 23- April 4.
Moët & Chandon Champagne & Sushi Lounge
There’s no better way to cool off from Miami’s scorching sun than with a glass of cold champagne and a fresh sushi roll. This fabulous lounge is specially curated with tropical accents that come together to form a luxurious experience.
Bacardi Bar by Latin Café
Mojitos and Cuba Libre’s are the drinks of choice at the Bacardi bar. Unwind with smooth salsa music and abuela’s home cooking provided by Latin Café.
Taste of the Open
From April 1-5 the Miami Open will turn into a gourmet market with culinary presentations by four celebrated chefs: Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Josh Capon and Michelle Bernstein.
Grey Goose Lounge
Enjoy comfortable cabana seating and specialty Grey Goose cocktails at the ultra chic Grey Goose Lounge.
Kids Interactive Court
Let your young undiscovered athlete get a taste for what training to be professional athlete is like at the interactive court.
Food Truck Station
Experience some of Miami’s top food trucks located next to the stadium. You won’t want to miss these bites!
Ben and Jerry’s Sweet Shop
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Sharapova’s new line of sweets “sugarpova.” You’ll also find all your favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice creams and shakes here too.
Itau Experience- Virtual Reality Tennis
It’s not tennis, it’s virtual tennis! The idea of a 125 MPH serve traveling towards you can be scary, so Itau created an experience that offers you a virtual tennis game! Compete with other patrons and make it to the top of the Itau scoreboard.
Nothing says tennis quite like a crisp Lacoste polo. Get your hands on 2016 Miami Open merchandise and other Lacoste goodies at the Lacoste Boutique.
Miami Open Experience
We’ve created a beach on site that features a jumbo screen to watch matches. Play corn hole, ping-pong, and volleyball while enjoying the scenery at the beautiful Crandon Tennis Park.
About the Miami Open presented by Itaú
The 2016 Miami Open will be played March 21-April 3 at the Crandon Tennis Center in Miami. The two-week combined event is owned and operated by IMG. The Miami Open is one of nine ATP Masters 1000 Series events on the ATP calendar, a Premier Mandatory event on the WTA calendar, and features the top men's and women's tennis players in the world. The tournament is widely regarded as the most glamorous on the ATP and WTA calendars because of its exotic Miami location, thriving nightlife, five-star hotels and restaurants, beautiful weather and beaches, and its celebrity appeal. For ticket information, call +1.305.442.3367 or visit www.miamiopen.com.
Itau is the largest Latin America privately owned bank, with approximately 95,000 employees and operations in 20 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. Itaú’s relationship with sport goes back to the 1970s, when Itaú first sponsored the Itaú Tennis Cup in Brazil in 1970. Itaú has been a sponsor of the Miami Open for the last six years, and also sponsors the Rio Open, the only combined ATP/WTA event in South America. Itaú also supports the Brazilian Women’s Tennis Circuit, only female professional tournament in South America, certified by the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), as well as the Tennis Institute Training Center, responsible for the development of young, new talent.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.