MILWAUKEE — The 2017 San Juan Shootout has been moved to Daytona Beach, Florida due to severe infrastructure damage in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, Sport Tours International announced today. The state-of-the-art Ocean Center will host the women’s basketball tournament Thursday, Nov. 23rd and Friday, Nov. 24th.
“After listening to our employees and partners at Mario Morales Coliseum, Charter Coach and the Intercontinental Hotel, we have decided to move the San Juan Shootout to the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida,” said Sport Tours President Lee Frederick. “They are not confident that our event can be run in November at the high level we all expect.”
The field for the 2017 San Juan Shootout includes Coastal Carolina, North Texas, Buffalo, Nebraska, Detroit and Clemson. Fans who purchased travel packages to Puerto Rico will receive a full refund. Ticket and hotel booking information for the relocated event in Daytona Beach is forthcoming.
The new schedule for the tournament is below.
2017 San Juan Shootout (Ocean Center - Daytona Beach, Florida)
All times Eastern
Thursday, November 23rd
2 p.m. - Coastal Carolina vs. North Texas
4:15 p.m. - Buffalo vs. Nebraska
6:30 p.m. - Detroit vs. Clemson
Friday, November 24th
2 p.m. - Nebraska vs. Coastal Carolina
4:15 p.m. - North Texas vs. Detroit
6:30 p.m. - Clemson vs. Buffalo
Hotel: Hilton Daytona Beach
The Ocean Center is in downtown and just steps away from the beach. The venue is also a host for the Daytona Beach Shootout in December.
Sport Tours International is the national leader in running and organizing college basketball tournaments and foreign trips. Sport Tours has been in business over 30 years and has been running events in Puerto Rico for over 25 years.