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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 had been home of the Miami Open since 1987 until 2018. The Miami Open used 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.

Crandon Park Tennis Center
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LocationKey Biscayne, Florida, United States
Capacity13,800 (Stadium Court)
SurfaceHard (Laykold), Outdoors
Construction
Broke groundApril 1992
Opened1994
Construction cost$ 21 million
ArchitectRossetti Architects
Tenants
Miami Open (1987–2018)
Junior Orange Bowl (1999–2010)

The Tennis Center at Crandon Park was the third home of the Miami Open. It began in Delray Beach in 1985 and moved to Boca Raton in 1986, before settling in Key Biscayne in 1987.[1] The Miami Open will be held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens beginning in 2019. The Tennis Center is also home to the United States Tennis Association's player development program headquarters and from 1999 to 2010 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. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29.
  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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