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I am planning on going to Indian Wells this year for the very first time. I have read similar posts from previous years and they have helped a little, but obviously everyone has different needs. My main goal is to see Federer, preferably in the 2nd or 3rd round. I have 2/3 days set aside and plan on staying at friend's place nearby. I would like to get decent seats. I have been looking at mini packages on the tournament site and I am not sure what package is best for my needs: the Kickoff Weekend Package or Mid Week. I can only afford lodge seats if I go with the package route. Many people have said the General Admission is the way to go. Will they give you a decent view of the players or will it be too high? Do the lodge seats make that much of a difference? I am open to hand-picking tickets rather than getting a package if that's a better option. Not sure when Fed is most likely to play: Day or night in early rounds? Anyway, any info at all would be greatly appreciated.
Griggs, I was exactly in your shoes a year ago where I simply wanted to see Fed play, whether on the practice courts or in a match. I did both. I ended up shelling $$$ on kickoff weekend box seats + hotel . With that said, once you're there, you'll realize the practice courts are where it's at so a GA ticket will suffice. This year I'm doing GA on Th, F and Sun, and doing the daily double for box seats on Saturday. This way, I've reduced my entire trip by 500 dollars lol. I spent wayyyyyyy more time on the practice courts than watching actual matches. Though being able to sit super close on any court with box tickets was an awesome experience. I was front row, my foot on the court during the D.Young vs Murray match, it was an amazing experience. The tournament was unreal for me as a tennis fan which is why I am going for a second year in a row.