Photo Gallery: Miami Jai-Alai

  • Jai-Alai players prepare to play a game at the once a cultural icon in Miami, August 22, 2013. The Jai-Alai fronton declared bankruptcy Monday. Despite the financial restructuring they will continue to entertain with jai-alai, concerts, and gambling. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The once cultural icon in Miami, the Jai-Alai Fronton declared bankruptcy Monday. Despite the financial restructuring they will continue to entertain Miamians with jai-alai, concerts, and gambling. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • In the mid-afternoon people watch a game at the Miami Jai-Alai Fronton, Aug. 22, 2013. Once a cultural icon in Miami, the Jai-Alai fronton declared bankruptcy Monday. Despite the financial restructuring they will continue to entertain Miamians with jai-alai, concerts, and gambling. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Pelotari (means player), Zinkunegi (no first name), returns the ball with his cuestas (basket-mitts) during one of the games at Miami Jai-Alai, Aug. 22, 2013. Once a cultural icon in Miami, the Jai-Alai Fronton declared bankruptcy Monday. Despite the financial restructuring they will continue to entertain with jai-alai, concerts, and gambling. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Pelotari (means player), Zinkunegi (no first name), returns the ball with his cuestas (basket-mitts) during one of the games at Miami Jai-Alai, Aug. 22, 2013. Once a cultural icon in Miami, the Jai-Alai Fronton declared bankruptcy Monday. Despite the financial restructuring they will continue to entertain with jai-alai, concerts, and gambling. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Surrounded by empty seats, Genny Garcia looks at the score board as she watches a jai-alai game at the once a cultural icon in Miami, Aug. 22, 2013. The Jai-Alai fronton declared bankruptcy Monday. Despite the financial restructuring they will continue to entertain Miamians with jai-alai, concerts, and gambling. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Surrounded by empty seats, two men watch a jai-alai game at the once a cultural icon in Miami, Aug. 22, 2013. The Jai-Alai fronton declared bankruptcy Monday. Despite the financial restructuring they will continue to entertain Miamians with jai-alai, concerts, and gambling. CHARLES TRAINOR JR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Buddy Berenson, manager at Miami Jai-Alai is shown in this Dec. 24, 1971, file photo RALPH PABST / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami Fronton fans sitting prettier without posts in sight in new arena. Workers scurry to complete the $1.5-million expansion before Christmas night's opening in this Dec. 16, 1965 file photo. Gone is the west wall that had stood since 1925; a new wall stands 100 feet further to the west and in between 23 rows of seats and an elevated court have been added. BOB EAST / MIMAI HERALD STAFF

  • Painter Jack Roden puts finishing touches on foul line at Miami Jai-Alai fronton in this Dec. 16, 1965 file photo. Note new murals and betting windows on the side. BOB EAST / MIAMI HERALD

  • Jai-alai players raise their cestas in salute before the start of a game at the Miami Fronton Dec. 21, 1973. In the lineup: No. 6, Juaristi; No. 5, Asis; 4, Alberdi; 3, Rufino; 2, Joey, and 1, Guernica II W.O. MINOR / MIAMI HERALD STAFF