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Quidditch is a fictional sport created by British author J. K. Rowling for the Harry Potter series of novels. It is described as a rough, but very popular semi-contact sport, played by wizards and witches around the world. Matches are played between two teams of seven players riding flying broomsticks, using four balls and six elevated ring-shaped goals three on each side of the Quidditch field. In the Harry Potter universe, Quidditch holds a fervent following similar to the position that soccer holds as a globally popular sport.
The sport has been adapted under the name of Muggle Quidditch (or simply “Quidditch”) to the real world and its players are referred to as muggles. Since at least 2003, Harry Potter fans have played ball games resembling the Harry Potter sport. In the United States, teams from more than 200 colleges are affiliated with the International Quidditch Association and play tournaments.
Working in partnership with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts located in Montgomery’s beautiful Blount Cultural Park, the City of Montgomery is pleased to host Montgomery’s first Quidditch Tournament and Festival. We have organized this event to increase public awareness about the Blount Cultural Park, our charities, and to raise financial support for their programs.
We intend to grow the tournament and festival into one of the most successful Quidditch tournaments in the southeast. Montgomery’s beautiful Blount Cultural Park serves as a regional destination for park users as it is home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and is the future site of the Montgomery Dog Park. It features ponds, a natural amphitheatre, miles of walking trails and exquisite statuary throughout the grounds and serves as an ideal place to grow a tournament and festival around this popular fictional sport.
ABOUT THE CHARITIES
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is a fully professional regional theatre that produces around ten productions each season in association with Actors’ Equity Association, The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists union. Productions of Shakespeare are at the artistic core of the company. Broadway musicals, children’s productions, American classics and world premieres round out the annual offerings at ASF.
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is the oldest fine arts museum in Alabama. Noted for its outstanding collection of American paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, the Museum also boasts an impressive collection of Old Master prints, Southern regional art, Studio Glass, and decorative arts. The Museum’s permanent collection is complemented by an exciting array of traveling exhibitions and stimulating educational programming that examines the diverse facets of the world of fine art.