Traffic Alert: Miami Open Tennis Tournament

Date: March 20 - April 2, 2017Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location:  Show map Tennis Center at Crandon Park
7300 Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Contact: Miami OpenPhone: (305) 446-2200Email: tickets@img.com

 

Residents and visitors are advised to expect increased traffic and travel time delays during the 10 days of the 2017 Miami Open tennis tournament. Play begins on Monday, March 20, with qualifying matches and the tournaments ends on Sunday, April 2.

Allow extra time to reach off-island destinations and to return to the Key. The public should expect heavier than normal traffic along Rickenbacker Causeway during the Tournament due to larger than normal crowds.

Details about bicycle and pedestrian access, transit and parking are below.

Parking at Crandon Park: Please make note of the following policiies as you make plans to attend the Miami Open (per tournament website)

  • Parking lots close two hours after the completion of the last match. No overnight parking is allowed.
  • Taxi service: Located at the entrance to Lot 3, which is located directly across from the Main Gate entrance to the site.
  • Bicycle racks: Located in Lot 4, which is across from the Main Gate entrance to the site and are complimentary.
  • Will Call or guest pick-up/drop-off: Lot 6 – located just prior to the Main Gate entrance to the site.
  • Brickell Metro-Rail Service: Please utilize the bus stand, located at the Main Gate entrance for Metro-Rail services.

 

 

Pedestrians & Cyclists - For greater patron safety, the South Tennis Center Gate will not be accessible to pedestrians.  Tennis fans walking to the Tournament from the Village of Key Biscayne will be directed by Key Biscayne Police to proceed along the east side of Crandon Boulevard, along its bike path adjacent to Lot 4. This path will be lit for greater patron safety during evening hours. The path will lead to the Tournament's main-entrance crosswalk, where patrons will cross Crandon Boulevard to enter the event.  Pedestrians will not be permitted to walk north of Harbor Drive on the southbound side of Crandon Boulevard. Bicyclists riding to the Tournament from the Village may either ride on the same path as the pedestrians or use the bicycle lanes on Crandon Boulevard to reach the signalized crosswalk to the Tennis Center.

 

For those wishing to walk or bicycle to the event from the mainland:

 

  • Pedestrians are requested to use the shared-use path to either the Mast Academy or Virginia Beach Road signalized crosswalks to cross to the newer path on the north side of the Causeway, and then proceed across the new 14-foot-wide shared-use path on the north side of the Bear Cut Bridge.
  • Bicyclists may either ride the same route as the pedestrians or use the bicycle lanes on the Rickenbacker Causeway and Crandon Boulevard to reach the signalized crosswalk to the Tennis Center. Signs will be posted directing pedestrians and bicyclists to cross to the northern side of the roadway.  Signs will be posted across from the Crandon Park Marina directing pedestrians and bicyclists to use the path in the parkland to access the shared-use path inside the park to reach the Tennis Center.


Transit
- Bus service via the popular Route B Bus, also referenced as Route 102, covering the Brickell Metrorail Station, Brickell Business District, Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami Seaquarium, Crandon Park, City of Key Biscayne, and Cape Florida State Park, will make regular stops at the main entrance of the Tournament when heading toward the Village of Key Biscayne.  It will also make regular stops across the street from the main entrance, along the east side of Crandon Boulevard, on its return route to Brickell.  Public transportation information, including bus schedules, routes and fares, can be found at http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/ or by calling 311. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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