BNP Paribas Open Goes Digital; Cash Not Accepted; New Policy On Bags & Covid-19 Vaccs Too

The BNP Paribas Open will be high-tech in 2021.

Being played in the autumn for the first time ever, the tournament won’t be accepting cash for anything.

All tickets, all parking passes, all food sales, all souvenir sales will be cashless.

Tournament officials encourage spectators to download the BNP Paribas Open Mobile App.  All major digital forms of payment will be accepted.


Vaccination Entry Requirement:Digital Health Pass Required for All Attendees:
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden has implemented new entry requirements that will be in place for the 2021 BNP Paribas Open. All attendees are required to obtain a digital health pass in order to show valid proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to arriving to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Children under 12 years of age will not be permitted entry into the venue. 

Please note, this process must be completed by all fans before coming on-site for the tournament.


The Indian Wells Tennis Garden has instituted a Clear Bag Policy that will be in effect at the BNP Paribas Open in 2021. Fan safety and security is the top priority at the BNP Paribas Open, and the Clear Bag Policy will ensure that all patrons are able to enjoy their time at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

For a smooth entry into the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, fans are asked to review the following guidelines to ensure that their bags will be permitted into the venue:

  • Each fan may carry one bag that is clear plastic, vinyl, or EVA no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” or
  • A one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • In addition to one of the clear bags noted above, guests may also carry in a small clutch bag or purse no larger than 4.5″ by 6.5”, with or without a handle or strap
  • Exceptions will be made for diaper bags and medically necessary items after proper inspection and Management approval.


Currency concept: Dollar on smartphone

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR