Tennis is back in Miami! The world’s top-ranked tennis pros will hold court at Hard Rock Stadium from March 20 - April 2, 2023 (dates subject to change) for the Miami Open presented by Itaú. The two-week tennis tournament in Miami Gardens will return at full capacity this year.
That means the palpable energy that draws a passionate crowd from around the world will be in full force. Along with the best in tennis, the event is the perfect match of entertainment, food, art and culture – all things Greater Miami & Miami Beach is known for.
The Tennis Stars
The biggest names in tennis have competed at The Miami Open over the years. Awestruck fans have watched Serena Williams win a record eight singles titles, and Miami is where Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer began their rivalry, playing their first match against each other in 2004. In 2020, Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz claimed his first Masters 1000 trophy at the event.
Fans this year can expect to see some of the biggest names in tennis compete (check back, as players had not yet been announced at publication date).
The Venue: Hard Rock Stadium
After 32 years at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, the Miami Open moved to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019, offering fans better parking, more space and elevated experiences. Tennis fans can take advantage of the same luxe digs that Miami Dolphins fans are accustomed to enjoying at football games.
The stadium court, a 13,800-seat stadium, boasts 360-degree LED boards that improve the entertainment experience. There’s additional seating on the outer courts, including a Butch Buchholz Court with a 3,500-seat capacity. In short, there’s plenty of room to watch great tennis.
Related Activities at The Miami Open
While tennis is the star of the show at the Miami Open, there’s always music, fashion and food, and the sprawling event space offers plenty of places to party like a pro. Musicians will offer a range of tunes, and DJs will pump club-like music throughout the campus.
Since Miami is a cultural leader, guests can also see vibrant murals painted by six local artists throughout the space. If you want to shop, you’ll find merchandise by Lacoste. Cadillac will offer its new Experiential Display. Big screens positioned throughout make sure fans won’t miss a minute of play.
What to Eat & Drink at the Miami Open
Fans won’t go hungry at the expansive, food court-style setup at Hard Rock Stadium. Don’t expect the average sporting event snacks – the food offerings match the upscale experience. Guests can choose from a variety of mouthwatering international cuisine by Miami favorites, with pop-ups from restaurants such as Casa Tua Cucina, Kiki on the River, The Wharf, Bodega, Cheeseburger Baby, Omakai Sushi, Dos Croquetas and many more restaurants sprinkled throughout the venue. There are also bars serving beer, wine and specialty cocktails.
Tips For Top Tennis
Miami and Miami Beach is always warm and sunny, so slather on the sunscreen and wear your sunglasses for day matches. Hard Rock Stadium is expansive and you’ll be doing a lot of walking around, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
While many dress to impress, you’ll still fit in with cute tennis shoes or flats paired with stylish “athleisure,” casual dresses, polos, button-downs and maybe a light sweater if you’re one of the lucky ones watching matches from a fancy suite.