Bocce ball was popular among the Ancient Romans, but recently gained traction in the United States. The game involves throwing jack, and bowling bocce balls. Points are assigned based on how close the balls are to the jacks, and the first team to score 12 points wins. Synthetic turf is a popular choice for bocce ball courts, because players desire a fast surface with minimal bounce.
Bocce ball isn’t the only alternative sport that will be played at the Fallon Sports Complex. Several unique events have already been planned, including a “Quidditch” tournament, a sport played in the Harry Potter novels written by J.K. Rowling. The Bay Area Corporate Games will also be hosted in the park, a tournament that pits office workers from various companies against each other in sports like soccer, golf, and badminton. The games also feature an opening and closing ceremony.
Dublin spokesperson Shari Jackman explained, “Fallon is already known as a premier sports facility in the Tri-Valley. With Phase II, we expect to become a premier facility in Northern California.
Phase III of expansions will begin soon, and may incorporate a cricket pitch into the final design of the park.