Question For People Who Went To IW
What do people think about the new sponsor BNP Paribas from the fan's point of view? Did you notice any differences from last year when it was the 'Pacific Life Open'? I went 2 years ago and again last week. I noticed some small differences that I liked. 2 years ago the tournament hired a private security company that had uniformed men walking around the grounds, highly visible, acting like the gestapo. I didn't like that. It spoiled the informal, laid back atmosphere of the event. This year, if they had security people, they were incognito, which is MUCH better. Also, seems to me that the ticketing policies were better this year. A General Admission ticket got me into more places than I was able to go 2 years ago. Some of the concessions have changed a bit too.
Anyone else notice any changes that they liked or didn't like?