With that as our guiding principle, we will continue to consult with a committee of expert advisors that includes tennis industry stakeholders, medical professionals, government officials and safety professionals to make the best decisions possible in the lead-up to the event.
While we don’t know exactly what the 2021 BNP Paribas Open will look like right now, we do know a few things for certain:
Enhanced safety precautions will be in place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden next March, as well as social distancing protocols based on the current guidelines. While we know that this will alter the on-site experience, we are committed to creating an environment that will allow everyone to feel safe and secure in attending the BNP Paribas Open. This will take cooperation from all of us, but it is our collective responsibility to help keep each other safe.
We understand that the situation is changing daily, and that you may have questions. And while we don’t promise to have all of the answers all of the time, we will be open and transparent in providing updates about where we’re at and what is being done to ensure fan safety.
We’re proud that the BNP Paribas Open has become a favorite of players and fans alike. But we know that right now, it’s not about us, it’s about what we can do for you to ensure that everyone can feel safe and excited to return to Tennis Paradise in 2021.
As we look ahead towards next March, please continue to check back here for the latest information about the 2021 BNP Paribas Open. The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve and change on a daily basis. For the latest information surrounding the pandemic, please visit the websites for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of California.