Miami Open tournament moves to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019

While the Miami Open is giving up its picturesque island setting for suburban sprawl, the tennis tournament’s new home will include a 13,800-seat showcase court in the Miami Dolphin’s stadium and 29 permanent outer courts, with the largest seating 5,042 spectators.Construction on the new tennis complex will begin soon and cost more than $50 million, with much of the work done on grounds that had been used for football parking. Total seating capacity will increase to 32,474, from 25,062, including 5,660 at practice courts. Lighting will allow for more night matches than in the past.