The 2019 Miami Open is moving to the Dolphins’ Stadium
County commissioners recently approved the Miami Open to move to the Dolphins’ stadium for the 2019 event. Showcase matches will take place in the stadium, which boasts 65,000 seats. Outer courts are planned for construction in an adjacent parking lot. The Open draws over 300,000 spectators and many world-class players, but attributes its decline of prestige to the age of its former venue. Similar cross-sports venue changes have suffered criticism in the past, with the different needs for spectators who may be too far from the action. Questions remain about the quality of play and live viewership, but the deal is moving ahead unimpeded.