Miami Open 2021 Courts Demolished to Make Way for New F1 Track

Published 10/26/2021, 6:35 AM EDT
August 09 2015: View of the stadium during the ATP men’s singles final between John Isner (USA) and Kei Nishikori (JPN) at the CITI Open tennis tournament at the Rock Creek Tennis Center, in Washington D.C. Kei Nishikori won 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. (Photo by Tony Quinn/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


For the first time, Formula 1 is coming to Miami, America in 2022. The new Hard Rock circuit is currently under construction and is set to open its gates for the 2022 F1 season. By doing so, the F1 authorities have demolished many Miami Open tennis courts at the Stadium. Tennis fans across the world have expressed their sorrow on this subject.

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The Miami Grand Prix is aiming for an audience of 80,000 in its debut year. Moreover, they will be increasing that number over the life of the 10-year pact.

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New F1 track destroys Miami Open Tennis courts

For the first time, Formula 1 will conduct Grand Prix in Miami, America for the 2022 season. For the last six months, the huge project has been under construction in making a brand new F1 track at the Hard Rock Stadium.

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Tom Garfinkel, President at Hard Rock Stadium, said, “We want to keep it smaller, more intimate and deliver a great experience to those that come. We’d probably have demand for twice that and we have room to add more grandstands and do more things, but I want to start at a smaller number, deliver a great experience and then expand over time.”

Tennis Fans across the globe started laying their frustration over the video shared by the Miami Grand Prix’s Twitter page. The video showed a transformation of the new F1 track at Hard Rock Stadium over a span of 6 months. In order to construct the track, the authorities brutally demolished several tennis courts of the Miami Open at the stadium. Along with fans, many journalists and reporters also covered this story and have shared it on their social media handles.

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Serena Williams attended the American Grand Prix

The Miami Grand Prix won’t be the first F1 race to take place in America. Just last week, the US GP made its return to the F1 calendar after a brief break. And safe to say, it was a star-studded event, with the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Winnie Harlow, Ben Stiller, Logan Paul, and many more attending the race.

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Representing the tennis world, Serena Williams made an appearance at US GP along with her husband Alexis Ohanian. The couple went to extend their support to the seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton.

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The beautiful duo also took several pictures at the event. On several occasions, Serena Williams has confessed her interest in F1. Apart from Williams, the former World No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki also attended the United States Grand Prix.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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