Miami-based investors, Boich Investment Group and 777 Partners, will present the 2022 World Padel Tour February 22-27. Dubbed the Blockchain.com Miami Padel Open, the a six-day lifestyle and entertainment sporting event will take place at Island Gardens Miami and bring the sport of padel, entertainment, premium dining and beverage programming, and curated shopping experiences together. The Blockchain.com Miami Padel Open will also be supported by a team of padel enthusiasts including Grinda Investments and Dani Homedes, Owner of the Wynwood Padel Club.
“Boich Investment Group, along with 777 Partners, are thrilled to bring the World Padel Tour to Miami this month,” said Wayne Boich, chairman and CEO of Boich Investment Group. “We, along with World Padel Tour, 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 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.”
This year’s event will be presented by Blockchain.com, the most trusted and fastest-growing crypto company, helping millions across the globe safely access cryptocurrency. “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,” said Peter Smith, Blockchain.com CEO. “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.”
Island Gardens will be transformed into a riveting and experiential 2,000-person open-air entertainment venue. Spectators can anticipate a VIP experience presented by luxury Swiss watchmaking brand, Richard Mille. The Richard Mille Luxury Boxes will house 76 individual VIP Boxes coupled with a special boutique activation by Major Food Group’s ZZ’s Club. La Fête du Rosé will feature a specialty pop-up bar serving its signature rosé. Pura Vida, South Florida’s beloved wellness-driven destination, will be serve guests within their own dedicated area on-site throughout the weeklong event. In true Miami fashion, guests can expect daily live music programming and impromptu celebrity performances (like Ludacris, Rick Ross, and Wyclef), a multitude of dining options, concessions, and a not-to-be-missed selection of retail offerings, all set against the beautiful backdrop 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 five-time NBA All-Star has been extremely 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. I love to compete—it really drives me, which ultimately drove my passion for padel. I’ll play two to three hours a day when I can,” said Butler. “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.”
A true first for the city of Miami and within World Padel Tour history, the Blockchain.com Miami Padel Open will feature both the male and female circuit, a major step in establishing the professional competition on North American soil. The event will also mark the second time that the World Padel Tour will touch down in the United States in the last five years.
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