The Masters 1.000 tournament of Miami (Florida) will next year probably for the last time be played on the purple hardcourttereinen of Crandon Park in the idyllic Key Biscayne. From 2019 is the American Football stadium of the Miami Dolphins the setting for the ATP tennis tournament, so hit Wednesday known.
The tennis tournament in Miami, one of the nine Masters 1.000-toernoeien on the ATP circuit, since 1986, organized on Key Biscayne. After three decades on the peninsula on the Us east coast, the tournament will return to the mainland. From 2019, the tennistoppers expected in the Hard Rock Stadium of the Miami Dolphins. Also, the very first edition of the ATP Miami in 1985, took place on the mainland, more specifically in Delray Beach.
The main runway will be installed in the stadium, that can accommodate up to 64,000 spectators. On the surrounding parking lots of the Hard Rock Stage, the content built.
The organizers strived there for some years, for to Crandon Park to renovate in order to gain more revenue, but stumbled each time on the resistance of the owners of the site. Contractually had ATP Miami until 2023 continue on Key Biscayne, but the organisers laid 1.3 million down to the current contract.
The move still needs to officially be voted by the city council of Miami-Dade, but it does have the support of Carlos Gimenez, mayor of Miami. There is a contract for twenty seasons on the table.
Also in the vrouwentennis belongs to the WTA-tournament in Miami to one of the most important appointments of the season. In 2010, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin in Key Biscayne their last mutual duel.