World Padel Tour Kicks Off 2022 Season in Miami
BlockChain.com sponsors the six-day sporting and entertainment event
Miami-based investors Boich Investment Group and 777 Partners will help launch the 2022 World Padel Tour season in Miami from Feb. 22 to Feb. 27 at Island Gardens Miami. The Blockchain.com Miami Padel Open is a six-day lifestyle and entertainment sporting event showcasing the sport of padel while offering first-class entertainment, premium dining and beverage programming and curated shopping experiences.
“Boich Investment Group, along with 777 Partners, are thrilled to bring the World Padel Tour to Miami this month,” Wayne Boich says, Chairman and CEO of Boich Investment Group. “We, along with WPT, are committed to bringing a best-in-class experience to all of the players, fans, and partners that will take part in this inaugural event. Padel—the fastest growing sport in the world—has exploded in popularity right here in our backyard and this event is a fantastic opportunity to bring the best Padel players in the world to Miami. Fusing padel and entertainment, the experience will be a multi-faceted one for all in attendance.”
The 2022 Miami Padel Open is sponsored by Blockchain.com, one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency companies that help global consumers access the digital currency.
“As we invest in Miami, we’re excited about the innovation happening not just in business but also in the sports world. So it’s natural that we’d sponsor the Miami Padel Open 2022,” Peter Smith says, CEO of Blockchain.com. “Padel is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, particularly in Latin America, where we have an increasingly large footprint of customers, partners, and employees.”
Blockchain.com Miami Padel Open will take place at Island Gardens, 888 MacArthur Causeway, with the open-air venue providing 2,000 spectators a chance to witness the ultimate padel tournament experience. A VIP experience presented by luxury Swiss watchmaking brand, Richard Mille, will feature The Richard Mille Luxury Boxes for more enhanced seating. The exclusive area offers 76 individual VIP Boxes coupled with a unique boutique activation by culinary titan Major Food Group’s premier private membership destination, ZZ’s Club.
Moreover, the luxury wine label La Fête du Rosé will feature a specialty pop-up bar serving its signature rosé. Pura Vida, a Miami-based food wellness brand, will be serving guests within their own dedicated area on-site throughout the weeklong event. During the events, attendees can expect daily/nightly live music programming and impromptu celeb performances, including a special performance by Ludacris, a multitude of dining options, concessions and retail offerings, while enjoying the scenic background of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami.
The Honorary Chairperson for this year’s Blockchain.com Miami Padel Open is Miami Heat superstar and padel enthusiast Jimmy Butler. An avid fan of the sport himself, the six-time NBA All-Star has been highly supportive of Boich Investment Group’s efforts in bringing the World Padel Tour to the city of Miami.
“Padel became an instant obsession for me back when my trainer first introduced me to the sport as a new conditioning workout,” Butler says. “I love to compete—it really drives me, which ultimately drove my passion for padel to where I’ll play two to three hours a day when I can. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of bringing the World Padel Tour to Miami and to be selected as Blockchain.com Miami Padel Open’s Honorary Chairperson. The best padel players in the world are coming together to compete at the highest level within the very city my team and I play our home games—it’s something to be proud of, to say the least.”
The Blockchain.com Miami Padel Open will feature both male and female competitors and the event will also mark the second time that the World Padel Tour has been played in the U.S. over the last five years.
“We are very happy to be able to start the season in Miami, one of the United States’ most important host cities to world-class sporting events,” Mario Hernando says, World Padel Tour General Director. “The magnificent venue immediately elevates the tournament to the level of challenge of the best WPT tournaments.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.miamipadelopen.com.