Cedar Rapids Awarded US Quidditch Midwest Regional Tournament
30 Oct, 2018
GO Cedar Rapids is pleased to announce that Cedar Rapids has been awarded the US Quidditch Midwest Regional Tournament. It will take place at Tuma Soccer Complex November 3-4, 2018.
Quidditch is a mixed gender full contact sport created in 2005 by students at Middlebury College in Vermont. Fans of the Harry Potter series will be excited to watch this sport that features elements from rugby, basketball and dodgeball. In addition, all players must compete with brooms between their legs at all times.
The Midwest Region includes the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. On average 10-15 teams participate in the Fall Midwest Regional bringing 210-315 athletes. Teams and spectators are expected to spend more than $121,500 at local businesses.
“Hosting this regional tournament is a great win for Cedar Rapids,” said Aaron McCreight, GO Cedar Rapids President & CEO. “This is an example of how our outstanding community facilities are attracting unique events and bringing more visitors to the area.”
The Midwest Regional is one of eight regional championships which are qualifiers for the US Quidditch Cup, the national championship and the season’s premier event. Past Fall Midwest Regional Tournaments have been held in Rockford, Ill., Grand Rapids, Mich., Ames, Iowa and Madison, Wis.
About US Quidditch: US Quidditch (USQ), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the national governing body for the sport of quidditch, organizes US Quidditch Cup. USQ advances the sport by organizing events and programs that build community and empower all genders to compete together. US Quidditch is not affiliated with JK Rowling, Warner Bros., or Time Warner. To learn more about quidditch, visit? w?ww.usquidditch.org.?
About GO Cedar Rapids: GO Cedar Rapids is dedicated to enhancing the local economy by promoting the Cedar Rapids area as the premier destination in the region for travel, tourism and events. Visit gocedarrapids.com for more information about area events, dining and entertainment. In 2016, travel-generated expenditures totaled $787.9 million and the tourism industry employed 6,500 people in Linn County.Learn more at gocedarrapids.com.