By Tucker Verdi
The 2018 Miami Open is in full swing, with a second week of exciting tennis matches still to come. But the Open is more than just a tennis tournament; it is a fun experience for families and friends to soak in.
Here is a rundown of the exciting things to at Crandord Park Tennis Center during the Miami Open:
Fast Serve Cage
Does your kid have too much energy? Are you frustrated at work and need a release? Well, at the fast serve cage located at the Park Island Display, you can pay $5 for 5 chances to smack a tennis ball as hard as you want.
A full-size blue clay court awaits you. Come get a feel for the playing surface or check out the Faberg Tour Experience or the IMG Academy at the USA Display Island. Stop by in between matches for an immersive tennis experience!
SO MUCH FOOD!!!
From the expected stadium food of popcorn and hot dogs to gourmet pizza, creative salad combinations, and a taste of local Miami dining, the 2018 Miami Open has everything you’ll need to satisfy your hunger. If you’ve got a hankering for ice cream, stop by Ben Jerry’s Sweet Shop. If you want to venture out for authentic Peruvian ceviche, visit SuViche featuring Novecento.
For a full rundown of places to eat, visit miamiopen.com/where-to-eat.
2019 Preview Center
This is the last year of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. But next year will be even bigger and even better at Hard Rock Stadium. While visiting our longtime home on Key Biscayne, come and take a look at what we have planned for the future!
Sit back and watch amazing tennis!
The main reason we do what we do. From Grand Slam champions Venus Williams, Juan Martín del Potro, and Victoria Azarenka to Cinderella’s like qualifier Danielle Collins and 18-year-old Denis Shapovalov, we’ve got great tennis now and through the final Sunday.
Tickets can be purchased at miamiopen.com/dailytickets.
About the Miami Open presented by Itaú
The 2018 Miami Open will be played March 19-April 1 at the Crandon Park 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 94,000 employees and operations in 19 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, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions.