Richmond, Virginia, to Host 2020 Quidditch World Cup
21 Nov, 2019
The International Quidditch Association (IQA) announced Richmond, Virginia as the host city for the 2020 World Cup. The event will be jointly hosted by the IQA, US Quidditch (USQ), Richmond Region Tourism, and Major League Quidditch (MLQ). The date will be announced later this summer, but the tournament will be held in mid to late July 2020.
"We are overjoyed to be hosting IQA World Cup and are excited to work on another international quidditch tournament with Richmond Region Tourism." said Sarah Woolsey, USQ Executive Director.
USQ and the city of Richmond are also hosting the first ever IQA Pan-American Games 2019 this summer on July 13-14 at Glover Park. Tickets to the Pan-American Games are free. To claim yours, sign up for email updates, and pre-order a shirt, you can RSVP to the event here.
“Sports tourism continues to make a significant impact on the region’s economy,” said Jack Berry, Richmond Region Tourism President & CEO. “We’re thrilled the International Quidditch Association has chosen the region to host the IQA World Cup 2020 and we can’t wait to welcome some of the best quidditch athletes from around the world to the Richmond region next year.”
If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer or official for World Cup, you can fill out the interest form here. Tickets will go on sale later this year.
Earlier this week, the US National Team (USNT) announced their finalized standing team roster to compete at the IQA Pan-American Games 2019. You can read more about the USNT and its standing team here. You can follow the USNT Facebook, USNT Twitter, and the USQ Instagramto stay updated on the team’s journey.
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