The 2017 Quidditch Premier League Championship fixture will be held at KCOM Craven Park Stadium in Hull on Saturday 26th August, it can be revealed.
The stadium is home to Hull Kingston Rovers rugby club, currently top of the Rugby League Championship. It has a 12,225 capacity, and a full size professional grass rugby pitch, which will be marked out with two quidditch pitches for the purposes of the Championship.
Spectators will have access to the Roger Millward West Stand, which has a seated capacity of 5000. Players will also have use of the away changing room and showers, as well as additional rooms within the stand to rest and prepare. The stadium also features a bar in a gallery overlooking the pitch, as well as a central food kiosk, both of which will be open for the Championship. In addition to this, the stadium features a high quality PA sound system, as well as large car parks adjacent to the stadium itself.
Hull is easy to get to; the city is well serviced by train and coach. The stadium itself is even easier to get to; there are bus services running direct from the station to the stadium departing every 10 minutes, taking only 20 minutes.
'We are delighted to be bringing the sport we all love to a professional stadium for the first time in the UK,' Director Jack Lennard said. 'Not only is it a fantastic facility, but it's based in an excellent location for a Championship. There are strong transport links to the city, the stadium is easy to get to, and Hull is currently the 2017 City of Culture - something we hope to get involved with and maximise our presence! I can't wait for the season to get underway, and I hope our players and fans are as excited about this venue as I am.'
The rest of our fixture venues for the 2017 Quidditch Premier League season will be announced in the next week.
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