MIAMI (AP)While the Miami Open is giving up its picturesque island setting for suburban sprawl D.K. Metcalf Jersey , the tennis tournament’s new home will include a 13,800-seat showcase court in the Miami Dolphins’ stadium and 29 permanent outer courts, with the largest seating 5,042 spectators. IMG, which owns the event, said Wednesday the new site will include more space for players http://www.seahawkscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-cody-barton-jersey , fans and parking, along with better infrastructure and amenities. Dade County commission to move 18 miles north in 2019 from its longtime home of Key Biscayne. Construction of the new tennis complex will begin soon and cost more than $50 million, with much of the work done on grounds that had been used for football parking. Total seating capacity will increase to 32,474 from 25,062, including 5 Gary Jennings Jr. Jersey ,660 at practice courts. Lighting will allow for more night matches than in the past. The stadium court will use both permanent and temporary seats, with the net located over the 50-yard line. Screens will hide unused football seats. There will be double the number of parking spaces and suites at the new site. The grounds will feature a ”tennis oasis” for fans with the largest video screen of any tournament. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who also owns the stadium, said last spring he was willing to invest in a tennis complex on stadium grounds because he wanted to keep the tournament in South Florida. The Dolphins then reached an agreement with IMG and the county. ”We are extremely excited that the Miami Open, a global entertainment event, will remain in our community http://www.seahawkscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-phil-haynes-jersey ,” Ross said in a statement. ”The Miami Open belongs in Miami,” IMG co-president Mark Shapiro said. A 2015 appeals court decision preventing upgrades to the Key Biscayne complex had left the event’s future in question. There had been speculation the tournament might leave South Florida, with potential sites ranging from South America to China. ”The Miami Open has been a part of Miami’s culture for as long as I can remember,” eight-time Key Biscayne champion Serena Williams said in a statement. ”I am thrilled the Miami Open is staying in Miami where it belongs.” The tournament will be held on Key Biscayne for the 32nd and final time beginning March 19. NEW YORK (AP) — New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas has been fined $30,000 by the NFL for using a phone as a prop for a touchdown celebration in last week’s victory over the Rams.Thomas emulated former Saints wideout Joe Horn with his celebration, hiding the phone in the bottom of the goal post and pulling it out after scoring. He was fined for that and having a mobile device in the bench area.Also fined was Carolina defensive tackle Vernon Butler Ugo Amadi Jersey , whose hit on Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick cost him a hefty $40,110.Three players were docked $26,739: Ravens safety Eric Weddle for a hit on a defenseless receiver; Chargers rookie safety Derwin James for unnecessary roughness; and Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu (helmet-to-helmet hit).A facemask penalty cost Dolphins DE Andre Branch $20,054. Chargers DE Darius Philon was fined the same amount for a hit on Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. Chiefs LB Anthony Hitchens was docked $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct.Fined $10,026 were Rams tackle Rodger Saffold (unnecessary roughness); Jets offensive lineman Brandon Shell (unnecessary roughness); Bills tight end Logan Thomas (late hit); Bears linebacker Aaron Lynch (unsportsmanlike conduct);Packers safety Jermaine Whitehead (unnecessary roughness; he was also ejected against New England); and Titans safety Kevin Byard (taunting by running to the Cowboys star at AT&T Stadium).
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