KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -

Sony Open officials unveiled the $50 million renovation project at Crandon Park on Wednesday.

Voters in Miami-Dade County passed a referendum in November approving the renovation. The upgrades will be funded by the Sony Open.

One of the improvements planned is to replace the food tents with permanent structures.

"One of the goals is to remove as many tents as possible," said Adam Barrett, the tournament director at the Sony Open. "When you have tents and you have stands, what you have is you have a build and a stripe process. A build and a stripe process is what is not good for the environmental and the landscaping that's currently in place."

Construction begins April 1. The area will remain open during construction.