Roger Federer still the attraction as Miami Open announce record crowds

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The Miami Open has announced record attendances following their move to the Hard Rock Stadium despite controversy over ticket prices.

The event was switched from its traditional home at Crandon Park this year, which included a $72million investment to build extra courts.

Inside the stadium, a 13,800 capacity temporary show-court was also built.

It came at a cost to the consumer, though, with ticket prices showing a 40% rise from last year, with some extravagant pricing plans also pushed.

However, fans were obviously not put off, with record 388,734 crowds announced, drawing the event’s previous best (326,131) at Crandon Park.

17,373 was the official attendance for the men’s final between Roger Federer and John Isner, while Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova attracted 16,413 to the women’s final.

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