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Orlando Citrus Results 01/27/12-01/28/12:

Singles Backcourt:
Lopez (Win) - Oyarbide (Place) - Alliez (Show)

Singles FrontCourt:
Foronda (Win) - Ohlaran (Place) - Goikoetxea (Show)

Doubles Championship:
Goikoetxea/Lopez (Win) - Aritz/Irastorza (Place) - Ohlaran/Alliez (Show)

Watch the replays on Orlando Jaialai website. Click Here then pick 01/28/12

Orlando opens 2012 season to a big enthusiastic crowd

Orlando Jai-alai opened the 2012 season Friday night to a very large and enthusiastic crowd, as the venue is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The place was about 80-85% full at its peak, showing that jai-alai still has its fans. Fans were clapping to the players march before every game, and cheered on the action during the 13-game performance. About one million dollars in improvements have been made at the fronton, and the place appeared cleaner and brighter inside and out. The new players uniforms are nice looking, but some of them were difficult to determine what post was out there on the court. Numbers 3, 4, 6 and 7 had no contrast, and management has acknowledged the mistake. There was an admission charge of $3, which will be the norm this year. Wristbands were required to enter and leave the building, which appeared to irk some as did the cover charge, which had been free for years now.

My company might have been the first one ever in American jai-alai history to be a fulltime sponsor with a large banner on the wall, located between the 13 and 14 lines. There is also one other sponsor – a recycling place from Georgia. The only other time I have seen “on the court” sponsorship was at the Citrus tournament with Master Jai-alai a few years ago.

By the way, the Citrus 2012 tournament is in just 3 weeks! I will be distributing tickets starting next week.

Orlando Jai-alai has never looked better with about $1M in improvements

Opening night crowd filled up about 80-85% of the 1,000 seat fronton

Faces in the crowd – Benny and Orlando Jai-alai’s PR man Bruce

A new retractable screen (to allow concerts) is a little harder to see through from up front in the front row

One of Laca’s products, ScaleBlaster is now featured on the actual court. There is also a ½ page ad in the program.

Another Magicmike Program
NOW AVAILABLE (Updated 02/05/12)
Also available on CNet's

Click Here to download from CNET

Web Design by: Michael "Magicmike" Berry
Owned/Operated by NJAA Co-Director Jeff "Laca" Conway

St. Pete Jai-Alai Court
Dedication a huge Success

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America’s first public jai-alai court opened in St. Petersburg April 19, 2008 with a big court dedication ceremony and a ‘Merry Festival’ like atmosphere.
Click any link below.

Story and photographs of the event
WSPF-TV broadcast of Court Dedication
FOX-13 live broadcast “Charlie’s World”
(long version)

FOX-13 live broadcast “Charlie’s World”
(short version)

CBS-10 6pm and 11pm newscast reports
St. Pete Times article (printed version)
St. Pete Times article (on-line version)
Official City of St. Pete invitation
NJAA Court Dedication Flyer
NJAA 5-page Press Release
20-page Presentation booklet
“Home video” of court dedication

Video of court ACTION!

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After years of hard work and determination, the NJAA is proud of it's first accomplishment - the City of St. Petersburg is the first municipality in the United States to build an amateur jai-alai court for public play! Plan on joining us for our "Merry Festival"

Jaialai Theme

City of St. Pete City Council Meetings and Events

St. Pete City Council Meeting on
December 6th, 2007 on Jai-Alai

St. Pete Jai-alai court

Perfect game! St. Pete City Council on
December 20, 2007
approves additional jai-alai funds by 7-0 vote!

St. Pete Jai-alai court

The Innovation and Persistence Award is given to Paul Kubala of the Edgemoor Neighborhood Association and the NJAA
Innovation and Persistence Award