PHOENIX — It’s official: A limited number of fans will be allowed at the 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open, and it is going to cost more to be part of the action.
Tournament officials did not say how many fans would be allowed inside the gates of TPC Scottsdale, which hosts the annual tournament, but has previously said that the tournament would be scaled down this year because of the pandemic.
The 2021 Phoenix Open is scheduled for Feb. 1-7, 2021.
General admission passes for Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday are $100. Passes for Friday and Saturday are $125, officials announced Tuesday.
For comparison, admission to the 2020 tournament — and pre-pandemic — was $45-$65 per person.
“We have been working closely with the PGA TOUR and local health officials and are confident that we can safely host a limited number of fans for ‘The People’s Open’ in 2021,” said Tournament Chairman Scott Jenkins in a prepared statement. “We don’t have an exact attendance figure at this time but we will be conservative in all of our decision-making to ensure the health and safety of all involved with the event and our community.”
Officials also announced that individual passes would be available for the tournament’s famous 16th Hole, which is traditionally known for its coliseum-style seating and enthusiastic party atmosphere.
Those tickets range between $500 and $750 per day, depending where you want to sit along the 16th Hole (near the tee box, along the fairway, or near the green).
Those tickets also include food and drink, according to the tournament’s website.
Previously those tickets were available as weekly corporate packages.
As part of the scaled-down version of the event, most of the hospitality suites that typically adorn the tournament grounds will not be part of the 2021 festival.
For more information on the tournament and to purchase tickets, visit wmphoenixopen.com.