Tennis Center at Crandon Park

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Crandon Park Tennis Center
Nadal Del Potro Miami 2009.jpg
Location Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
Capacity 13,800 (Stadium Court)
Surface Hard (Laykold), Outdoors
Construction
Broke ground April 1992
Opened 1994
Construction cost $ 21 million
Architect Rossetti Architects
Tenants
Miami Open
Junior Orange Bowl

The Tennis Center at Crandon Park is a tennis facility in Key Biscayne, Florida. It features a 13,800-seat venue named Stadium Court as its centerpiece, and has been home of the Miami Open since 1987. The Miami Open uses twelve courts for competition courts, plus six practice courts. The facility is also home to two European red clay courts, four American green clay courts, and two grass courts. During the majority of the year when the Miami Open is not on site, the Tennis Center is a Miami-Dade County park that is open to the public year-round. All aforementioned playing surfaces, including the stadium court, are available for public use.

The Tennis Center at Crandon Park is the third home of the Miami Open. It began in Delray Beach in 1985 and moved to Boca Raton in 1986, before permanently settling in Key Biscayne in 1987.[1] The Tennis Center is also home to the United States Tennis Association's player development program headquarters and the 16-and-under Junior Orange Bowl.

During the 2013 Miami Masters, plans were unveiled to fully renovate Crandon Park Tennis Center which would include building three permanent show courts.[2][3] Legal issues regarding restrictions on the Park's usage have so far prevented the plan's implementation.[4][5]

Tennis Center at Crandon Park panorama

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  1. ^ "Miami Open – Crandon Park". www.miamiopen.com. Miami Open. 
  2. ^ "Miami Open – The Venue". www.miamiopen.com. Miami Open. 
  3. ^ "Sony Open Tennis Tournament Outlines Plans For Crandon Park Tennis Center Renovations". www.atpworldtour.com. ATP. March 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Nathan Hale (August 27, 2014). "Miami Open Organizer Asks Court To Back $50M Upgrade". www.law360.com. Law360. 
  5. ^ Nathan Hale (September 17, 2014). "Judge Upholds Land Restrictions In Fla. Tennis Stadium Row". www.law360.com. Law360. 

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Coordinates: 25°42′29″N 80°09′32″W / 25.70806°N 80.15889°W / 25.70806; -80.15889