Some of the world’s best Jai-Alai players from the Basque region of Spain and France will return to the fronton at The Casino @ Dania Beach to compete in the Battle at the Palace team invitational April 1-10, 2022. Single day tickets are $5 or $28 for the entire tournament.
Paying homage to the original Dania Jai-Alai Palace, which in its heyday in the ‘70s and ‘80s drew thousands of fans to the stands, this first-ever exhibition tournament will pair 16 of the sports’ top-ranked players as they compete in elimination rounds for more than $21,000 in cash and prizes.
“Generations of fans have enjoyed this exciting sport in our fronton,” said Arnaldo Suarez, CEO of The Casino @ Dania Beach. “We’re excited to help carry on the nearly four-hundred-year tradition of Jai-Alai and host this special exhibition tournament which brings together some of the world’s most talented players.”
Jai-Alai has been dubbed the fastest moving ball sport in the world by Guinness World Records. After hosting Jai-Alai games for almost 70 years as home to the last remaining full court frontons in America, the final regulation Jai-Alai game was played at The Casino @ Dania Beach on November 28, 2021.
“Jai-Alai is a tight community with a global brotherhood of players and devoted fans,” said Benny Bueno, Jai-Alai Player Manager at The Casino @ Dania Beach. “This tournament is our way of celebrating these exceptional players, entertaining our devoted fanbase and doing our part to ensure the sport’s legacy lives on.”
The Battle of the Palace invitational will feature doubles competitions in elimination rounds with two games each night.
Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 at 7p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 3 at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m.