The 2023 BNP Paribas Open achieved record-breaking retail sales in the first year under operations by global premium experiences company Legends. Tournament attendees were excited by the enhanced on-site retail experience and expanded product offerings at the tournament, which ran from March 6-19 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Overall spanning 14 days, merchandise revenue was 55% higher than last year and marked a tournament record.
“We are thrilled at the response 2023 BNP Paribas Open attendees had to the revamped retail experience and expanded merchandise offerings our Legends Global Merchandise team was able to provide this year,” said Kirta Carroll, President, Legends Global Merchandise. “Our team is excited to continue evolving and growing the retail presence to give attendees the ultimate shopping experience in Tennis Paradise.”
Announced in December 2022, Legends is the official on-site merchandise provider for the BNP Paribas Open. For the 2023 tournament, Legends constructed an expansive retail shop spanning 25,000 square feet featuring the largest collection of BNP Paribas Open and tennis merchandise in the history of the tournament. Over 1,000 items from more than 40 brands and vendors were available for fans of all ages.
Click the following link to view a video of the Tennis Paradise Shop at the 2023 BNP Paribas Open: https://youtu.be/2L68f4vPSfw
Legends’ fully integrated retail and merchandising vertical solution works with world-class clients around the globe across e-commerce, in-venue retail, large scale live event, brick and mortar store operations, licensing, and customer merchandise. This includes vast experience developing and operating on-site retail at some of the world’s largest sporting events and premier venues including the Super Bowl, PGA Championship, SoFi Stadium and more.