Miami, Fla. – July 25, 2019 – Magic City Jai-Alai is proud to offer an all new nightlife option in South Florida. The Jai, as it’s called, offers live performances of the world’s fastest sport every Friday and Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., in a millennial-friendly setting. Magic City’s jai-alai players spotlight their talents on a high-tech glass court, alongside a live DJ, indoor lawn games, drinking games, a VIP section and festive stage lighting, presenting a full sensory jai-alai experience to a new generation of fans.
“The Jai at Magic City is unconventional and the newest chapter in the evolution of jai-alai. Unlike your grandfather’s jai- alai, this version is hip, fast-paced and features the talents of an athletically diverse lineup that bring a whole new feel to the game,” said Scott Savin, Chief Operating Officer of Magic City Casino.
Magic City launched the highly anticipated 2019 jai-alai season on Wednesday, July 3. The dynamic roster features 20 professional jai-alai players showcasing their skills at the venue’s fronton. Players compete in both singles and doubles games throughout the season for over $400,000 in performance-based prize money. Magic City Jai-Alai performances take place Wednesdays through Sundays, with The Jai operating over the Friday and Saturday* evening performances starting at 7 p.m. (Saturday’s 7 p.m. performance is 21 and over only).
Many of the players on the court may be recognized from the award-winning film Magic City Hustle, the latest feature documentary from Rakontur, the Miami media studio run by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman. Magic City Hustle debuted at the 2019 Miami Film Festival and captured the Documentary Achievement Award. The film follows former University of Miami athletes who get an unexpected chance to turn pro as jai-alai players as part of Magic City Casino’s inaugural jai-alai team. Magic City Hustle can be streamed at www.magiccityhustle.com.
For more information on The Jai, visit thejai.miami.