Dania Jai-alai offers breathtaking action on Jai-alai, the Basque game that many refer to as "the game of a thousand thrills".
When Dania Jai-alai opened in 1953, it was only the second Jai-alai fronton in the United States. It is located in the city of Dania Beach, also known as the "Antique Shopping Center of South Florida" and is just 10 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Florida, and only 30 minutes north of Miami's South Beach.
The current 220,000 square foot "Showplace of Jai-alai" has comfortable seating for 5,600 and boasts a sports bar, a simulcast betting facility, restaurants, banquet facilities, cocktail lounges, bars, snack bars and acres of well-lighted parking. Annual attendance is over 500,000.
Due to its prominence in the Florida Jai-alai scene, tournaments held in Dania Jai-alai are always highly-anticipated. Among the major ones that have been held there are: the Dania/Miami Challenge; the Florida Cup; the Battle of Champions and the Mini-Tournament for the National Association of Jai-alai Frontons (NAJF).
Dania Jai-alai has the following court dimensions:
- Overhead: 45 feet
- Length: 178 feet
- Width: 50 feet