Frontón Palacio Jai Alai

Frontón Palacio Jai Alai information

Tijuana , Mexico
Av Revolución
near between Calle 7a Galeana and Calle 8a Hidalgo
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Oddly baroque in style, the striking Frontón Palacio Jai Alai is a Tijuana landmark fronting nearly an entire block of Av Revolución. Construction began in 1926, but wasn't completed until 1947. For decades it hosted the fast-moving ball game of jai alai - a sort of hybrid between squash and tennis, originating in Spain's Basque Country. Unfortunately, a strike by Mexico City players combined with the game's obscurity and lack of attendance forced the owner to close down the operation.

The building now hosts cultural events including music and theater performances, and you can usually get in to take a look at the courts and lobby area.