Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Where the Best of the Best Play
Working with a project schedule that could not be missed, Clark never lost sight of the objective and made certain that the subcontractors were focused on the schedule as well. Clark also created a feeling of partnership between the owners, architects, and subcontractors.
J. David Hunter, Vice President, IMG
Location: 
Indian Wells, California
Client: 
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Architect: 
Rossetti Associates Architects
Contract Value: 
$48,600,000
Size: 
352,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2000

In 2000, Clark constructed the 352,000 square-foot Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which is the second largest tennis stadium in the world. It contains a total of 16,100 seats, 60 sponsor suites, and space for an additional 4,000 temporary seats.

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden's main stadium features three levels of seating: lower bowl, suites, and upper bowl. There are 14 deluxe concourse suites and 30 second-level suites, including five large suites with space for 148 people. In addition, the facility includes 12 broadcast booths, a 108-seat pressroom, an interview room, a dining room, a lounge, locker rooms, and a box office. A seven-acre hospitality village area and surrounding parking lots provide space for 6,000 cars with a tunnel leading fans from the parking lots to a central plaza and the center court.

The 100-acre site also includes an 8,000-seat amphitheater court, a 3,000-seat clubhouse court, 13 tournament courts, 12 practice courts, as well as two clay and two grass courts. In addition to excellent court conditions, athletes can access a wide array of amenities including a child-care center, racket-stringing room, fitness facility, hair salon, laundry room, and a special quiet room for players to gather before and after matches. The facility also offers players an extensive training complex, restaurants and bars, locker rooms, and a pro shop available for year-round use. 

The stadium’s design complements the picturesque mountain setting with the concourses finished with stucco, painted burnished block and ceramic tile. A large landscaping package included extensive use of desert flora and fauna throughout.

Indian Wells Tennis Garden is home to the BNP Paribas Open, the fifth largest tennis tournament in the world.