Restaurants at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden's new stadium will open to the public next week, a few days before the start of the BNP Paribas Open, a tournament spokesman said Tuesday.
The restaurants -- Nobu, Chop House and Piero's Pizza Vino -- will be open to the public on Feb. 28 and March 2-4.
On March 1, the eateries will be open only to those attending the McEnroe Challenge for Charity. Only people at the BNP Paribas Open, set for March 3-16, will have access to the restaurants March 5-16.
The Tennis Garden's expansion includes a new 8,000-seat stadium, box office and entrance on Washington Street, as well as a 19,000-square-foot shaded area, four new practice courts and parking for up to 2,000 cars.
Seating for Nobu, a sushi restaurant, and Chop House, a steak and seafood joint, will be indoors, with some seating overlooking the stadium's court.
Seating for Piero's Pizza Vino, a pizza and Italian restaurant, will be outside on a terrace overlooking the grounds. All three restaurants are on the stadium's concourse level.
The BNP Paribas Open is scheduled for March 3-16 and is considered the world's most-attended combined event for the Association of Tennis Professionals and Women's Tennis Association.
For information, tickets and menu details, call (760) 200-8000, or go to www.bnpparibasopen.com.
– City News Service.