By Jeff “Laca” Conway
Dania jai-alai will reopen on Thursday, October 1st with reduced seating capacity and a 10-game performance. The fronton, which has been open for over 60 years, was forced to shut down in mid-March because of the Corona virus. As we posted in a an earlier photo, you can see two rows of seats completely covered, with additional seats removed from the back row. The seating capacity will now be 75 people in the 400 seat fronton. Additional self-betting terminals have been set up to further maintain the 6 foot social distancing rules.
There will be 10-game performances – with 4 singles and 6 doubles.
As of now, about 10 players with visa’s are all waiting for their passports and flights. A few of the players will likely make it for opening day, while others will be arriving the following week.
All practicing players are ready to go. Those include stars like Erik, Zulaica, Arrieta, Ibon, Amigorena and others.
Lets all support Dania and keep jai-alai alive!