The Waste Management Phoenix Open is quickly approaching, and the golf tournament has announced new additions for the 2020 event.
There will be a new multi-level general admission venue, an upgraded main tournament entrance and upgrades to viewing areas at several holes as part of this year’s changes.
“We are really excited about these new additions for this year and can’t wait to see the fans’ reaction when they get out to ‘The People’s Open’ for the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open,” Tim Woods, tournament chairman, said in a press release.
One of the biggest openings will be the Kiva Club, a multi-level venue that provides views of the 10th and 17th holes.
The Kiva Club will feature a main viewing deck and second-level platform with a large bar in the middle, as well as food and beverage options.
“The 17th hole has really grown over the last few years, but the majority of that growth was corporate hospitality,” Woods said in the release. “It’s such a great hole, we wanted to create a venue for the public to be able to experience it in style and comfort as well.”
The area atop the hill overlooking hole No. 12, the No. 6 green and the No. 13 tee will now be named The Ridge. The Ridge doubled in size to nearly 36,000 square feet and will have lounge-style seating, three rows of drink rails, and food and beverage options.
The 18th hole also is getting new seating. The Scorekeeper suites will sit on the west side of the fairway and have a double-decker structure that will have 60 additional hospitality suites.
The main entrance to the venue will also look different this year. It will have an open-air environment with concession stands, bar areas and activation stations.
Will-call ticket pickup has moved to a separate area on Bell Road within walking distance of the main entrance.
The 85th annual Waste Management Phoenix Open will take place from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 at TPC Scottsdale.
“The People’s Open” has been named the Tournament of the Year by the PGA TOUR three times in the last five years.
Tickets for the event went on sale in July.
Click here to read the full press release.
Headlining The Birds Nest
Country icons Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert will headline the 2020 Birds Nest at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Lambert, a two-time Grammy Award winner, will kick off four nights of live performances on Jan. 29. Phoenix native Bentley will hit the stage on Jan. 31.
“Country music has always been a fan favorite at the Coors Lights Birds Nest and we’re absolutely thrilled to have these two country megastars headline Wednesday and Friday night,” Tim Woods, the event’s chairman, said.
“The incredible energy and stage presence both these performers bring to the table is unmatched and we’re anxious to see them put on a great show for our fans.”
Tickets will go on sale for the performances Friday, October 25th at 9 a.m. General tickets start at $75, while VIP tickets start at $285.