One amazing event that happens every year in the Valley is the Indian Wells Paribas Open. For 2017, this event is happening in Indian Wells from March 6th to the 19th. It is the world’s largest ATP world tour and WTA combined professional tennis tournament and features the top professional female and male players. With over $10 million in prize money to be won, it is a highly-competitive tournament with lots of action.
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is Southern California’s ultimate tennis centre. Stadium 1 is the largest in the world, featuring seating for over 16,000 people, plus stadium suites, broadcast booths and so much more. They also have a new Stadium 2, which features 8,000 seats, large shade structures, 29 new courts, plus eight acres of exposition space.
Dining at the event
Dining at the tournament is world-class with a number of fine dining restaurants located at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, including:
• Chop House
• Piero’s Pizzavino
There are also quick picks for snacks, street tacos, wine, salads, popcorn, hamburgers, pretzels, craft beer, Korean BBQ, and so much more.
Tickets and packages
There are a number of choices for tickets for this event, at all price points, depending on what you are looking for. Daily tickets start at $20, but other options include mini packages to fit your schedule or group packages for you and your friends and family to enjoy the tournament. If you want to watch the whole series, prices vary from $725 a seat all the way up to $8,700 a seat. There are 21 sessions and many include parking as well.
If you aren’t from the area, hotel packages are also the perfect way to save money while attending the Paribas Open. These packages include your accommodations, tennis tickets, plus shuttles to and from the hotels to the tournament.
Marketing at the event
Last year’s tournament saw over 400,000 attendees, so this is a hot event in the area. You can do more than attend as well. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, it is a great way to increase your brand visibility with the global tennis audience. Program advertising is also available for smaller-scale marketing. You can also become an exhibitor and sell your products. Options include a 15’x15’ space up to a glass-enclosed, air-conditioned 30’x20’ space.
Jobs at the event
Working the Paribas Open is also an option and there are a number of job fairs upcoming in February, which will give you a chance to find employment during the time of the Open. If you’d rather just