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January 17, 2017
If you’re a fan of sensational sports, intense competition, and gorgeous destinations, you absolutely need to attend the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA, a gripping tournament with some of the most skilled tennis players of our generation! Held in the second largest tennis stadium in the world, this famous event draws countless fans to witness this incredible showdown. Learn everything about this thrilling event, including what it involves and where it takes place, to help you make plans to attend.
About the BNP Paribas Open
The BNP Paribas Open, the world’s largest ATP World Tour and WTA Combined professional tennis tournament, returns to Indian Wells, CA, for an exciting week of heart-racing matches between some of the world’s best athletes. The event originated as a fundraising event in Arizona before moving to the Coachella Valley in the 1970s; its founder, Charlie Pasarell, one of the best tennis players in the world, had a vision of creating an excellent competition in which men and women could compete. When he became event director in the 1980s, he started making efforts to promote the competition through the media to boost its popularity. These efforts, in addition to the construction of a new stadium in 1987, helped the growth of this event increase substantially. Today, the BNP Paribas Open has expanded to include over 431,000 in tournament attendance, over $10 million dollars in prize money, and 29 courts with two stadiums.
BNP Paribas Open Event Calendar
There are a multitude of different activities that make up this tennis experience. The BNP Paribas Challenge is held before the actual event; this is the qualifier to see which skilled tennis players go on to play in the BNP Paribas Open. There are other events that take place the week before the final Open as well, such as a Kids’ Day, raffles, autograph signings, and more. For more information about attending these activities as well as purchasing BNP Paribas Open tickets, visit their website for all the details.
About Indian Wells
The BNP Paribas Open all takes place in the Indian Wells Tennis Garden of Indian Wells, CA, one of the many beautiful desert towns of California. Visitors call this town “Tennis Paradise”; its wonderful weather and breathtaking scenery provide the perfect backdrop for an exciting day of matches. With the abundance of fantastic restaurants, intriguing attractions, and exceptional local festivals, you’ll love exploring while you’re in town for the BNP Paribas Open.
Come Stay with Us at POSH Palm Springs Inn!
While you’re in Indian Wells for this amazing event, make sure you complete your trip by staying in the best possible lodging! Just a few minutes down the road is POSH Palm Springs Inn, a remarkable bed and breakfast. You will love unwinding in the relaxing environment of our desert paradise; not only do we have comfortable rooms and accommodations, but we also feature unparalleled amenities, like our homemade breakfast and poolside happy hour. Don’t hesitate another minute; check our availability to start planning your ultimate vacation today!
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