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Frontón México reopens



Today the Frontón México reopens its doors, after being closed for 20 years

10 mar 2017
After being closed for 20 years, the Fronton Mexico, located in the Tabacalera Colony of Mexico City, will reopen its doors on Friday with an inaugural match in which four of the best pelotaris in the world will participate.

"It's an important event for the family, for the capital and especially for the fans of this sport who have not had the opportunity to see it." After 20 years of being closed and three years of hard work, we finally reopened it, "he said. Antonio Cosío, owner of Fronton Mexico.

In an interview with Ciro Gómez Leyva, indicated that at 21:00 hours of this day only the inauguration of the emblematic site of the capital of the country will take place, however, it will be next Tuesday when formally begins the season of the Jai-Alai , Which will cover four months.

The matches will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the participation of outstanding national and international sports figures. Fans will have the opportunity to see athletes from France and Spain "which is the best there is today in the world".

Also the Frontón Mexico will be converted into a multipurpose room, where any kind of shows can be carried out with a capacity of up to four thousand 200 people, "since for Jai-Alai there are 1,670, but the stands made them retractable, the Jai-Alai mesh will also be retractable and we can make all kinds of events. "

The building has 17 suites for 15 people, a casino and a restaurant-bar with capacity for up to 400 people, plus a sky lounge overlooking the Monument to the Revolution for 400 people.

Also, he said, we will have a school for children and young people, so that the sport can grow again and we have the figures that we had for a long time.

Antonio Cosío anticipated that a second stage of the project will begin at the end of this 2017 with the construction of a hotel with 100 rooms, which is expected to be ready at the latest in a year and a half.

As of this evening, the 17 suites and the casino are now available to the public, however, the restaurant and the sky lounge will be open until June or July, as all attention was paid to the entertainment center.

Inaugurated on May 10, 1929, the Fronton Mexico is an art deco style and was made by the architect Joaquín Capilla. However, it was closed in 1996 when workers began a strike to claim back wages.

From that time the property remained in oblivion and was until some years ago began with its rehabilitation.


terra.com article (en Español)

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