The Bahamas to host Tottenham Hotspur vs. Jamaican National Team Football Match as part of 40th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations

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The Bahamas will make history on May 23, 2013 as its new $30 million Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium will serve as host to an exhibition match between Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and the Jamaican national football team on Nassau Paradise Island.

Both teams accepted an invitation from the Government of The Bahamas, which set the stage for the first match featuring a Premier League Club in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The match will also mark one of the major events in the new 15,000-seat stadium as well as in the year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of independence. The stadium and the country hosting such world-class soccer teams in this international event is just another indication of the country’s growth in prominence over the past four decades.

Ticket Purchase Information

For those interested in watching Tottenham Hotspur take on the Jamaican national team, tickets for the match are available now and can be purchased online at www.nsa-bahamas.com

They can also be purchased directly from the Box Office at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium between the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday or by calling 242-325-0376.

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ABOUT NASSAU & PARADISE ISLAND

Nassau and Paradise Island, the capital of the Islands Of The Bahamas, is found only 179 miles east of Florida’s coast and is rich in culture and history. Originally discovered by British Colonists in the late 1600s, the island duo is one of the most frequently visited Bahamian destinations, thanks to its high-profile resorts, glitzy casinos and variety of family-friendly attractions. Nassau/Paradise Island has proved to many loyal vacationers that it truly combines luxury and relaxation with exciting beach activities, nightlife, and cultural experiences, offering something diverse for all travelers.

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On-island activities include golf, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, snorkeling, and of course, fabulous scuba diving. Also unique to Nassau/Paradise Island is the Ardastra Gardens and Zoo, five acres of tropical greenery which include an aviary of rare tropical birds and exotic animals from different parts of the world. The Zoo is also renowned for its marching flamingos, the national bird of The Bahamas, which perform daily Shopping in The Bahamas provides the opportunity to purchase unique foods, spices, ceramics, crafts, art, and music. Nassau boasts stylish boutiques on Bay Street, outdoor fruit and vegetable stalls and fresh fish market, and the famed Straw Market. Also located on Prince George Wharf is Festival Place, a colorful marketplace designed in the style of a Bahamian village. Bahamian artists and artisans offer crafts and souvenirs. Island tours and excursions can also be arranged here.

For an authentic taste of Bahamian cuisine, places like Arawak Cay are ideal spots. Famous for fresh conch, conch salad, native fish fry or a traditional drink of coconut and gin, local-style restaurants give vacationers the perfect dose of Bahamian culture. Nassau/Paradise Island also possesses a long tradition associated with pirates. The Pirates of Nassau Museum is located in the Lofthouse building on Marlborough Street, and offers a world-class, interactive and educational experience into the 18th century era when pirates dominated the Bahamian waters.

Nassau is perhaps most famous for its history of Junkanoo. This rhythmic parade demonstrates the influence of the West Africans who arrived in the islands during the 18th century. Junkanoo Festival is a time when Bahamians dress in elaborate costumes and fill the streets of Nassau dancing to a lively and inviting Bahamian beat. The procession concludes with a competition on Bay Street, where judges award prizes to winners in three main categories: best music, best costume and best overall group presentation. Junkanoo parades are held in the early morning hours of Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and New Year’s Eve. At the entrance to the wharf are exhibits of the fantastic costumes revelers wear during these annual Bahamian Junkanoo celebrations.

There are a wide range of accommodations in Nassau and Paradise Island, from budget to deluxe. A number of resorts have golf courses and marinas, and all are within easy access of the casinos. Some popular hotels and resorts include: Atlantis, Paradise Island, A Stone’s Throw Away, British Colonial Hilton Nassau, Sheraton Nassau Beach, the Wyndham Resort, Graycliff Hotel, One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island Harbour Resort and Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island.

Nassau/Paradise Island is only two-and-a-half hours by air from New York, little more than three-and-a-half hours from the Midwest and only 30 minutes from Miami. It truly is the ideal vacation destination for travelers of all interests.