If you have seen before other ball games for example in Coba, you will notice that this is the great stadium, big enough for a great team. Here you can admire the reliefs in the walls which are wonderful.
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The best well kept stadium for juego pelota and this is the second time that l go there, compared to the other places in the mayan path
The ball field is impressive. It is long [312'] and flanked by high [26'] walls atop which sit grand temples. Along each wall is a ring centered at the top and middle of each. At one end is the Temple of the Bearded Man which...More
The Gran Juego de Pelota is in effect the stadium used by the Mayan people to play their sport. A visit there would reveal the rules and difficulty and the unnatural consequence of the victorious captain. Located a short walk from the Kukulcan Pyramid.
The field or pitch where the amazing people who built Chichen itza used to play their games. What we loved most about it was the fact that when you stand on it or by it, you get amazing views of the temples that tower above...More
The guide gave us a fascinating insight in to the Mayan version of a ball game - although the losers having their heads lopped off was a bit much! Football today.... easy peasy!
Interesting site where the mayans played a game with balls (pelotas). The goal was a small circle and the balls weighted aprox.2 Kg. It was a mix of sport and ritual. The site has an interesting echo effect.