The highly-anticipated 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis begins on Wednesday, November 22nd, with an impressive field that has combined for 16 Final Four appearances and five National Championships.
Eight top-tier teams make up the 2017 field, including 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis champion Villanova University. The 2017-2018 Wildcats will be joined by University of Arizona, Purdue University, North Carolina State University, University of Tennessee, Southern Methodist University, Western Kentucky University, and University of Northern Iowa.
The annual Battle 4 Atlantis once again falls during the Thanksgiving holiday, November 22 - 24, 2017. The 12-game tournament is regarded as one of the most challenging early-season tournaments, following six years of high-level teams and success.
The first day of the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis welcomes four games with the below matchups:
Game 1: Purdue University vs. University of Tennessee (live at 12:00 PM EST)
Game 2: Villanova University vs. Western Kentucky University (live at 2:30 PM EST)
Game 3: North Carolina State University vs. University of Arizona (live at 7:00 PM EST)
Game 4: Southern Methodist University vs. University of Northern Iowa (live at 9:30 PM EST)
The entirety of the 12-game tournament will be televised and will take place in Atlantis' Imperial Arena, the unique and impressive 3,900 seat arena.
Battle 4 Atlantis ticket and travel packages can be booked by calling 1-800-Atlantis or Battle4Atlantis.com. Fans can follow along using the hashtag #Battle4Atlantis on social media, as well.
About Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, The Bahamas
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique, ocean-themed destination located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas, and features a variety of accommodations, all built around a 141-acre waterscape comprised of over 20 million gallons of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools and habitats. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, there are over 50,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Dig, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Atlantis is home to Aquaventure, a non-stop water experience consisting of thrilling water slides, a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids and wave surges, and never-before-seen special effects. Dolphin Cay, the resort's interaction and education center, was created with the goal of enlightening visitors about the wonders of these remarkable ocean inhabitants.
The Cove Atlantis, a 600-room resort, features oversized rooms with a step down living space, spectacular designs by acclaimed interior architects Jeffrey Beers and David Rockwell, unprecedented services and amenities, private all-adult and family pools, lavish cabanas and breathtaking views of the ocean. Atlantis is also known as THE culinary destination in The Caribbean with a collection of restaurants from world-renowned chefs including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Todd English. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops, casino, and the largest conference center, meeting and convention facilities in The Caribbean.
For further information about Atlantis, Paradise Island, visit AtlantisBahamas.com. For reservations, call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS.
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