82.4 F
Mérida
Saturday, May 21, 2022
###

Ancient Pok ta Pok game goes modern

Latest headlines

Expats in Mexico face impossible deadline to comply with new tax law

Taxpayers in Mérida wait for their numbers to be called at the SAT office. Photo: File A tax...

What is the Loop Current and how does it affect hurricanes on the Yucatán Peninsula?

A current of warm tropical water is looping unusually far into the Gulf of Mexico for this time of year, with the power to turn tropical storms into monster hurricanes.

Izamal revamps its infrastructure while seeking investment

A walking tour of Izamal includes Mayor Warnel May Escobar and Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal. Photo: Courtesy

Mexico looks to its southern neighbors for investment and international cooperation

Historically Mexico’s economic footprint regarding its neighbors to the south has been negligible at best, aside from a few large corporations such as Banco Azteca and Bimbo. 
Yucatán Magazine
Yucatán Magazine is for people who want the inside scoop on living here. Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox every week.

The ancient Maya ball game will be played in a modern court on Saturday. Photo: Handout
The ancient Maya ball game will be played in a modern court on Saturday. Photo: Handout

Mérida, Yucatán — The ancient Maya ball game, normally played as a reenactment for tourists, will get very real on Saturday.

Yucatán will host the First Peninsular Grand Cup Pok ta Pok with the participation of four teams vying for the World Cup, which will take place in September.

Equipos de Opichén, Chapab, Playa del Carmen abd Tihosuco will compete 9 a..m. Saturday at basketball court No. 1 in the Kukulcan Sports Complex.

José de Jesús Manrique Esquivel, president of the Association of Games and Sports Indigenous and Traditional Yucatán, announced the event Tuesday.

The World Cup itself will be played at Chichen Itza, where the ancient ball court attracts thousands of tourists each year.

The ancient Maya played with teams of seven members, but Saturday’s race will host four players.

 

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

The Most Famous Mexican Mathematicians

Photo by Nothing Ahead via Pexels By James Collins The subject of mathematics can be...

Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccine contracts to remain a state secret until 2025

The true cost of Mexico’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign will not be known until well after the next round of federal elections....

Drivers infuriated by dangers where train work clashes with Mérida-Cancún highway

Serious accidents on the Mérida-Cancún toll highway have become more common since the construction of Phase 4 of the Mayan Train...

Progreso to open new inflatable water park this summer

The new attraction made by Splash-n-Dash Aqua Park will arrive in Progreso in the coming weeks and should be ready by...

Gov. Vila travels to France to promote investment in Yucatán

Yucatán Gov. Vila heads a seminar aimed at investors in France titled “Yucatán, the right place to invest.” Photo: Courtesy

A Mérida restaurant makes a big move, to Phoenix

A Mérida restaurant has moved to Phoenix, where Arianna Pared Villegas still proudly displays her Cuban roots. Photo: Courtesy

Out-of-control fire rages through Valladolid garbage dump

Fires are common in Yucatán between March and May, and the problem only seems to be getting worse every year. Photo:...

Starbucks forces cafes in Mexico to remove frappuccinos from menus

A law firm representing Starbucks has sent cease and desist letters to cafes across Mexico.

Tour Yucatán: Join us for 5 exciting days full of natural beauty and archaeology

We have decided that the time is right to launch our very first Yucatán Magazine tour.

17 Young Sculpture Artists You Should Follow

The "Earth" without "Art" is just "Eh." Surrounding ourselves with beautiful things is very important for our general...