This is a current awareness blog that links to the latest sources of information on Basque Pelota matches and Tournaments. It covers both North and South Basque modalities: Mano, Main Nue, Pala, Paleta, Remonte, Cesta Punta, Jai Alai, and minor modalites. We link to match articles, statistics and video highlights and/or full match videos.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Jai Alai/Cesta Punta: 3 recent news articles about the re-opening of Fronton Mexico

The new season in the remodeled landmark Fronton Mexico in Mexico City. is scheduled to begin March 10, 2017.  With the help of Jai Alai News Facebook page and some of my own research, here are three news articles in three languages that describe various facets of the story.

Google Translate: (open link in new window or tab).

1. Direction Mexico (Sud-Oest) by Ghislaine Castillon (French) (March 6, 2017). This is a short article about 4 of the North Basque players who have been signed by Fronton Mexico to be part of its roster. They are Julien Hirigoyenberry, Alexandre Businello, Ludovic Laduche (front court in blue) and Nicolas Etcheto (match begins at 1:10:02 on the video). The article also contains some background on the renovated Fronton Mexico and the Olharroa Association that these players come from.

2. 21 urteren ondoren, onenekin (After 21 years, the best) (Berria) by I. Susaeta (Basque) (March 7, 2017). The article provides background on the Fronton, the upcoming season, and, at the very end offers that the Fronton management is negotiating with Inaki Goikoetxea, the great front court player now sponored by Red Bull. "The problem is the sponsor. In fact, we, perhaps, we will be advertising an energy drink in the front,"

3. Con inversión de 35 mdd, reabrirán el Frontón México (With investment of 35 million dollars, the Frontón Mexico will reopen) (Castilian) (March 2, 2017) . The article deals mostly with the remodel effort.