Hodges Stadium at University of North Florida has been an impressive addition for both the city and university. The field has served as a practice facility for visiting NFL and NCAA college football teams. It is a frequent host for NCAA, FHSAA and Junior Olympic track and field championships, in addition to other organizations. With a 9,400 stadium capacity, it’s an ideal spot for an outdoor tournament or let’s say a budding sport amongst the younger crowd – Quidditch.
Quidditch, now also known as Quadball, was made famous from the Harry Potter series and over the last 15 years has grown to include professional leagues, school teams, and community clubs throughout the world. Essentially the size of the field and grass/turf preference allows the sport to be played on existing soccer or football fields. The spirited chaos and high intensity of the sport would draw in many area spectators. In addition to game play, Hodges Stadium has a great deal of surrounding space both in and outdoors where spectators can enjoy a fan festival with merchandise vendors, food trucks, and family entertainment.
Jacksonville has a diverse selection of facilities and big ideas for how we can creatively use those spaces. Pickleball, Disc Golf, Extreme Running, Ultimate Frisbee, FootGolf - I'm looking at you too. Let's talk.