New CEO of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, CA
by MVT PR|
Raymond Moore has become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, one of the premier tennis venues in the world, and the BNP Paribas Open, the most-attended ATP World Tour and WTA tennis tournament in the world to be held March 4-17, 2013.
Moore, who has been involved with the event for 25 years as a former owner and managing partner, will continue to be directly involved overseeing the operations of the tennis tournament and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden while reporting to Larry Ellison, the owner of both assets through Tennis Ventures LLC.
“I’m excited about continuing my role in serving the BNP Paribas Open and its staff, sponsors, players, affiliates and fans,” said Moore. “The tournament built an exceptional foundation over more than three and a half decades, but has also experienced explosive growth since Larry Ellison took over the event and facility a few years ago. I look forward to working directly with Tournament Director Steve Simon and the opportunity and challenge of taking this event to new heights as we strive to continue being one of the premier sporting events in the world.”
Simon will continue in his current role as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Tournament Director of the BNP Paribas Open.
About the Indian Wells Tennis Garden
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden opened in March 2000, is the second largest state-of-the-art tennis stadium in the world and is home to the BNP Paribas Open each March. The venue is home to the Indian Wells Arts Festival and provides an unmatched opportunity to conduct sporting events, concerts, trade shows and more in one of the most beautiful resort destinations in the world. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden has hosted musical artists such as Andrea Bocelli, The Eagles, Tom Petty and The Who. In addition, the first outdoor NBA pre-season game of the modern era, between the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets, was held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in October of 2008.
About the BNP Paribas Open
The BNP Paribas Open is the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world, offers more than $11,000,000 in prize money, and is the only event to provide the Hawkeye line challenge system on all match courts. In 2012, more than 370,000 people attended the event. Visit www.bnpparibasopen.com to purchase tickets online and view tournament highlights, video and photo galleries and more. Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office, 800-999-1585 or 760-200-8000, 78-200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA, 92210.
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