BIG3 to Host Playoffs And Championship at Atlantis Paradise Island For Bahamas Beach Bash
By BIG3 June 4, 2021
TEAMS WILL BE LEAVING VEGAS AND NOLA TO HEAD TO THE BEACH FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND PLAYOFF AND CHAMPIONSHIP TWO-WEEKEND TAKEOVER
LOS ANGELES – June 4, 2021 – Today, the BIG3 announced that the playoffs, consolation game, and BIG3 Championship Game will be held at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas with games on August 28 and September 4. All playoff games will air live on CBS and stream on Paramount+. The two-week Bahamas takeover will be reminiscent of the widely successful “BIG3 Ballout” during the league’s third season in Dallas. With top-level musical performances on-court and other fan engaging events, BIG3 will close out the 2021 season with a bang.
“Atlantis is the perfect backdrop for the 2021 playoffs for both players and fans – a slew of games that is sure to be an electrifying culmination of fast-paced, action-packed, FIREBALL3,” said BIG3 Commissioner, Clyde Drexler. “We always have the most competitive games, and now it’s going to be even more fierce with a week in the Bahamas on the line!”
“We are thrilled to welcome the BIG3 to The Bahamas for its final two weeks of the season,” said Audrey Oswell, President & Managing Director of Atlantis Paradise Island. “The BIG3 is known for bringing top-of-the-line talent and entertainment to every venue, and it’s an honor to welcome them to the world’s most remarkable resort come August. The Bahamas is ready to Bring the Fire.”
BIG3 is the official creator of the new global sport, FIREBALL3 and is returning for its fourth season on July 10, 2021 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Known as a ground-breaking league that focuses on innovation, BIG3 implemented notable rule changes following the 2019 season, including lowering the minimum age of athletes from 27 to 22, opening the league to all nonprofessional and professional athletes that want to try out, and a first-of-its-kind “Bring the Fire” rule that allows teams to challenge one foul per half resulting in an in-game one-on-one.
Atlantis has a storied history hosting the NCAA Battle 4 Atlantis basketball events, and this will be their first-ever professional games held at the venue. Fan attendance and capacity will be determined in coordination with health and safety officials and the local government.
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