Tennis stadiums differ in style, size, and surface. Some host the biggest tournaments while others host smaller yet prestigious tournaments. Every tennis fan may have a few stadiums that he/she considers as a must-visit at least once in his/her lifetime. Now let’s have a look at the list of top ten most iconic tennis stadiums on the planet.
- Arthur Ashe Stadium
Located within the Flushing Meadows complex as part of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre, the Arthur Ashe Stadium dwarfs its rivals in terms of capacity thanks to its capacity of 23,200 spectators.
Every year, the Arthur Ashe Stadium host the men’s and women’s US Open, running from late August to early September. It was officially opened in 1997 to replace the Louis Armstrong Stadium as the main venue for the US Open.
- O2 Arena London
The O2 Arena London has been conducting the ATP World Tour Finals annually since 2009 and will go on to do so until at least 2020. With a capacity of 17,500, the O2 is the second largest tennis stadium in the world and also one of the biggest multi-purpose arenas in the world.
- Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Situated near Palm Springs in California, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is the world’s best venue outside of the grand slams.
It is home to the BNP Paribas Open – a Masters event featuring both the men’s ATP World Tour and the women’s WTA Tour. Constructed in 2000, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden has a capacity of 16,100 with the Stadium 1 and 8,000 with the Stadium 2, two 19,000 square foot shade structures, 29 world-class courts, high-qualified locker rooms and fitness areas, 108-seat press room,18 broadcast booths, 54 acres of outdoor parking, and eight acres of outdoor exposition space. It hosts the annual Masters event in early March every year.