Here's some 'need to know' info about one of New York's most bizarre events...
It sits on part of the East River known as Hell Gate - between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx
It's 1.5 square miles in size
Consists of 66 sports fields and the Icahn Stadium
Everything is managed by Randall's Island Sports Foundation (RISF)
It's a two day, weekend event
Check out the program for each day HERE
They even have a half time show - kind of like the Superbowl!
Who's Behind It?
The International Quidditch Association (IQA)
They have 3 goals to make sure the sport grows: Competition, Community and Creativity.
A quidditch team is made up of 7 players
The current number 1 ranked team is Middlebury College
Michigan State University holds the record for most snitch snatches
Due to our lack of magic, the snitch doesn't fly, and is attached to a 'snitch runner' - the seeker (snitch finder) has to snatch the snitch from the shorts of the snitch runner in order for a game to be over
For more rules click here.
To check out the stats of teams and the world cup results, click here.
[Original article via Gothamist]