Here is an update to the story on FOX Sports covering a special Magic City tournament. From what we understand, the event will be shown on Fox Sports – but only on the Miami affiliate station. The show will run for one hour over an 8-week period this fall instead of college football. Magic City has a singles tournament and a doubles tournament planned for the duration of the telecast. While not nationally broadcast, this is still great news and publicity for a sport that has never seen such coverage in American history. Millions of cable customers in the Miami area will have an opportunity to see it. The Fox Sports Network airs in the entire state and southern Georgia, so there must be a local Fox Sports Network in Miami that it is airing on. In the Tampa Bay area, Spectrum Cable airs the Fox Sports Network (which carries the Marlins) and Fox Sports Sun (which carries the Rays baseball games).
The tournaments will include an 8 player singles game to 20 straight points and a 6 team doubles tournament. A $1,000 prize will go to the singles winner, with $2,000 to the doubles winner.
The doubles teams:
The announcers will remain the regular crew of Stu and Andrew, which is great news because they do an excellent job explaining the game. It will be a little different on these broadcasts with the terminology more in the lines of a “tennis vocabulary” however. This will be great exposure for the sport and hope there is an opportunity for those not living in the Miami area to see it. Perhaps on the Jai-alai Channel too?
We will keep you posted on more information soon.