World Cup 2016
- Published: 18 November 2015
- Written by IQA Staff
The 2016 World Cup will be held 23-24 July 2016 at the beautiful Rebstocklage sports facility in Frankfurt, Germany.
The best players worldwide will compete for national teams at the International Quidditch Association's premiere event for international glory and the title of world champion. Frankfurt's bid, sponsored by Deutscher Quidditchbund and the city of Frankfurt, was unanimously selected by the IQA Events Committee and Executive Team for its excellent facilities and amenities, its ease of access and central location for many quidditch-playing nations, and its clear preparation and readiness for the undertaking.
The sports complex offers ample outdoor space for competition-ready grass pitches, indoor changing areas and on-site restrooms, and well-appointed space for a players' village and warm-up area. It is easily accessible by public transit, and is situated near likely event hotels.
DQB has expressed significant enthusiasm for hosting the event. Lisa Struck, Chair of the Frankfurt2016 Organizing Committee, said, "We are excited about this opportunity to welcome the world to the heart of German quidditch, and look forward to working together with the IQA to ensure a memorable tournament experience for both players and spectators."
"We are all extremely glad to be working with such a passionate hosts, and to use this opportunity to bring our sport to new eyes in Central Europe," said IQA Executive Director Harrison Homel, "We believe that Frankfurt, a major travel hub, will prove to be an ideal gateway to the players and fans of the quidditch world next July as we crown our newest World Champion!"
Biannually, the IQA conducts a detailed bidding process for the World Cup. The organisation received impressive bids from three continents this year, and faced a difficult deliberating process. The decision was ultimately based on costs associated with hosting the event, cost and convenience of attendance and travel for a global player base, and geographic rotation as much as possible.
The IQA thanks all bidders and looks forward to working with Frankfurt to organise the best World Cup to date.
We are now hiring tournament staff for this event. Check our Volunteer page for more information.
In the coming days and weeks, keep an eye out for more exciting news regarding this event!