Indian Wells, Calif. -

The expansion of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden will bring the addition of a new restaurant to the Coachella Valley. The famed Japanese restaurant, Nobu, will be among three eateries attached to the new 8,000 seat Stadium 2. Piero's Pizza Vino, and the Chop House, which both have other locations in the desert, will also be on the concourse level, overlooking the on-court action and the grounds.

Nobu, the world-famous Japanese restaurant founded by Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa, will deliver its critically acclaimed and exquisite cuisine that blends traditional Japanese dishes with South American ingredients.

The Chop House, part of the Kaiser Family of Restaurants, is an award-winning restaurant that features USDA prime-aged steaks and chops, seasonal and sustainable fish and shellfish, and California’s freshest in-season vegetables.

Piero’s Pizza Vino, owned by desert restaurateur Piero Pierattoni, will serve traditional Neapolitan style pizza.

“In our continued effort to enhance the BNP Paribas Open experience we are very excited that we will now be able to offer this unique dining experience that all of our patrons can enjoy while taking in the matches, the spectacular mountain views and the numerous activities that are available throughout the tournament grounds,” said BNP Paribas Open Tournament Director, Steve Simon.

At an event to mark the placing of the last structural beam on the new Stadium 2 in August, BNP Paribas Open and Indian Wells Tennis Garden CEO, Raymond Moore, told us it will be up to the restaurant owners if they would like to be open for business when the BNP Paribas Open is not in session.

In addition to the restaurants, the site expansion includes a marquee site entrance on Washington Street with a new box office, a new 19,000 square foot shade structure identical to the one built in 2012, four additional practice courts, an additional grass parking space for up to 2,000 cars and more.

Access to Section 200 in the lower bowl and Section 300 in the upper bowl of Stadium 2 will be general admission seating, and available to any patron holding a ticket to the tournament. 

Daily reserved tickets for Section 100 in the lower bowl of the new Stadium 2 begin at $120 for all matches on Wednesday, March 5 and continue at $140 from Thursday, March 6 through Wednesday, March 12.

For more information please call the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office 800-999-1585 or 760-200-8000, or visit www.bnpparibasopen.com, where there is a complete listing and description of all ticket packages and pricing.

The BNP Paribas Open is the most-attended ATP World Tour and WTA tennis tournament in the world. It will be held March 3-16, 2014.