Tournament officials for the men’s and women’s Cancun Challenge are about to kick off this year’s edition of the event, but first comes an announcement of four men’s team making the trip in 2019, along with nine women’s teams who will be suiting up.
The Riviera Division of the 2019 men’s Cancun Challenge will feature Northern Iowa, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wichita State. They will each host two games against Mayan Division teams (Boston University, Gardner-Webb, Northern Colorado and UT Martin) in the U.S., then play twice in bracket play Nov. 26-27 at the event. All matchups and game details will be announced in 2019.
The nine women’s teams invited to compete at the 2019 Cancun Challenge are: Creighton, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Dakota State, South Florida, Temple and West Virginia. Games will be played Nov. 28-30, with matchups and game details to be announced in 2019.
The Cancun Challenge is one of the premier basketball events held each year and has been rated as a top-five preseason tournament by Sports Illustrated. Teams stay and play at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. The resort’s convention center ballroom is converted into an arena, which provides fans a special close-up view of the games. Once arriving to the hotel, teams and fans are treated to a spectacular all-inclusive rock star vacation with games, practices, unlimited dining and drinks, world-class entertainment and fun all in one location.
Located just off the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers the ultimate vacation for guests of all ages with both the adults-only and family friendly resort experiences. With a combined 1,264 ultra-posh and lavishly appointed guestrooms boasting balcony, terrace views or new, expansive sky terrace options with picturesque views, hydro tubs in each room, world-class shopping and endless style, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is nothing short of the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Complete with expansive outdoor pools and private beach, this all-inclusive escape offers nine world-class restaurants, eight bars and lounges, in addition to 88,915 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space ideal for elegant banquets, themed parties, weddings, concerts, and more.
Seating is limited for this exclusive event, and all fans should book land travel packages through Triple Crown Sports for admission into games in Mexico. Travel packages are the only way to guarantee admission to games at this time. For travel package information, contact Sarah Sullivan at 970-672-0533 (email to firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the website at www.cancunchallenge.net.