Today was the first day of our “Finals Weekend” package for the BNP Paribas Open. The package is 4 sessions which include some men’s quarterfinals, all semifinals, and both finals matches. We splurged and went with the Emirates Stadium Club package, which turned out to be an excellent choice. The suite surpassed my expectations and I’m not sure how I’m going to see tennis any other way in the future.
Finals Weekend Package
Friday Day – 2 Men’s Quarter Finals, 1 Woman’s Semifinal
Friday Night – 1 Men’s Doubles Semifinal, 1 Woman’s Semifinal
Saturday – Both Men’s Semifinals, Woman’s Doubles Final, Men’s Doubles Final
Sunday – Men’s Final, Woman’s Final
Emirates Stadium Club Seats
Since there was little information on the BNP Paribas Open site about these suites, I was really excited to see what the suite and our seats were going to look like. Each ticket has an assigned seat outside that is on the mid-level of the stadium. The view from the seats is just about perfect. You’re not so close that you have to move your head each time the ball is struck, but you’re still close enough to the action that you can hear the ball “pop”.
The inside of the suite is shared with 4 sections, which totals about 84 people. The suite is plenty big enough to accommodate this many people. There can be a rush on the restroom at times, but that is the only “choke point”. The suite includes lots of seating along the windows, so you can eat while you’re watching the matches. There are also sofas and comfy chairs inside the suite which are perfect to relax between matches.
The food was the highlight of the suite. I do my best to eat healthy and I was shocked to see an awesome spread of healthy food to go along with the less healthy stuff. There was a great selection of salads, fruit, veggies, and more. In addition to the healthy food, there was a cheese plate, soups, fish, fajitas, sandwiches, etc. There was also an amazing assortment of desserts.