Make the most of your experience
You don’t have to sit - if you’ve got a seat in the lower bowl, don’t feel you have to stay there. Spectators are permitted to walk the perimeter during matches, which makes it possible to take in the tennis from myriad – spectacular – vantage points.
Take the kids – there’s a playground on the north side of the stadium, beyond the picnic area, that almost nobody knows about. There are plenty of games at the ready and rows of chairs for parents to take a well-deserved break.
Appreciate the architecture – there’s nothing else like it on tour. Inside the stadium a giant greenhouse snakes around the border of the 5,200-seat complex. Spectators aren’t allowed to go inside during the tournament but you can gawk at the plants through the glass. Outside the stadium, stacked glass rectangles give off a modern, cubist feel.