Vols, Lady Vols Both Taking Part in 2022 Battle 4 Atlantis
Tennessee Fans: Make plans to spend a week in paradise next Thanksgiving
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee basketball fans will have a unique opportunity to spend a week in The Bahamas while cheering on both the Vols and Lady Vols at the 2022 Battle 4 Atlantis next November.
The 2022 men’s and women’s tournament fields were announced Tuesday. The Lady Vols highlight an eight-team women’s bracket that will be contested Nov. 19-21, followed immediately by the eight-team men’s event featuring the Vols Nov. 23-25. The 2022 women’s field also features Louisville, South Dakota State, Rutgers, UCLA, Marquette, Texas and Gonzaga.
Joining the Vols in the 2022 men’s field are Butler, BYU, Dayton, Kansas, NC State, Southern Cal and Wisconsin. Since its inception in 2011, Battle 4 Atlantis has built a reputation for attracting powerhouse teams to The Bahamas for an unforgettable experience that includes high-level competition set to the backdrop of a lush, expansive resort.
This will mark the Lady Vols’ first appearance at the Battle 4 Atlantis, but it will be their third trip to The Bahamas, having twice participated in the Junkanoo Jam Tournament. In 2013-14, the Tennessee women went 2-0 and won the Lucaya Division at the event in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. In 2018-19, the Lady Vols traveled to Resorts World on the island of Bimini and won both games there to capture the Junkanoo Division crown. A visit to Atlantis on Paradise Island will mark the program’s third different isle in the country. The Tennessee men have made two previous appearances at the Battle 4 Atlantis in 2013 and 2017. The Big Orange are 4-2 at the event and logged a third-place finish in their most recent trip to Paradise Island.
The Vols’ 78-75 overtime win against 18th-ranked Purdue to open the 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis signaled the arrival of a Tennessee squad that went on to win the SEC Championship. Atlantis Paradise Island is a lush, oceanside resort located on Paradise Island in The Bahamas. A dynamic destination that launched as a first-of-its-kind modern marvel of nature and engineering, Atlantis is tied to a meaningful connection with the ocean, Bahamian culture, and the spirit of its beloved team members.
The resort’s new, immersive programming connects guests to the rich history, art, people, food, and festivities of The Bahamas. Atlantis features six unique places to stay, from the iconic The Royal to The Beach, The Coral, and Harborside Resort to the luxury accommodations at The Cove, Health Security VERIFIED™ by Forbes Travel Guide The Reef. The resort centered around Aquaventure, an innovative, 141-acre waterscape of thrilling slides and river rides, pools, and white sand beaches. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, over 50,000 marine animals from 250 species make their home in ocean-fed environments.
From unparalleled meeting and convention space to the well-appointed Atlantis Marina accommodating yachts up to 220 feet overlooking Marina Village, a Bahamian marketplace, the Atlantis experiences are endless. Additional resort amenities include the 30,000-square-foot tranquil Mandara Spa, Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA) for children ages 3-12, and CRUSH, a nightclub for teens.
The award-winning, 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, renowned Atlantis Casino, and duty-free shopping complemented by restaurants and lounges with celebrity chef culinary masterpieces including Fish by José Andrés, Nobu, by Nobu Matsuhisa; Olives, by Todd English and Casa D’Angelo by Angelo Elia.
Dolphin Cay, the resort’s 14-acre marine mammal habitat, is an advanced marine education center and animal rescue rehabilitation hospital whose first residents include 17 rescue dolphins from Hurricane Katrina. Visitors to Dolphin Cay can participate in creative, non-disruptive “interactions” that build real awareness, stir emotion, and help fund the resort’s conservation efforts. A portion of the cost of each interaction and those offered through Atlantis Marine Adventures goes back to the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation (ABPF), the resort’s nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to saving sea species and their extraordinary habitats throughout The Bahamas and surrounding Caribbean seas.
For more information about Atlantis Paradise Island, please visit AtlantisBahamas.com.
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