A Mesoamerican ballcourt is a large
Ballcourts were also used for functions other than, or in addition to, ballgames. Ceramics from western Mexico show ballcourts being used for other sporting endeavours, including what appears to be a wrestling match.
 It is also known from archaeological excavations that ballcourts were the sites of sumptuous feasts, although whether these were conducted in the context of the ballgame or as another event entirely is not as yet known.
 The siting of the most prominent ballcourts within the sacred precincts of cities and towns, as well as the
Although ballcourts are found within most Mesoamerican sites, they are not equally distributed across time or geography. For example, the
It is thought that ballcourts are an indication of decentralization of political and economic power: areas with a strong centralized state, such as the