It’s Boston’s sporting comeback you might not know you were expecting: After an almost two-year hiatus, Major League Quidditch returns to Boston.
On Saturday, the Boston Forge will host a three-game series against Rochester Whiteout, marking the Forge’s first home game since 2019, according to a statement from Jack McGovern, spokesperson for Major League Quidditch. Like so many other things, it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Quidditch, a game originally adapted from the “Harry Potter” book series, is a full-contact mixed sport that incorporates elements of basketball, rugby and dodgeball, according to the MLQ. Major League Quidditch and its 15 franchises in the United States and Canada will be the first quidditch league to resume play, McGovern said in the statement.
The return is not without warnings. The league requires all members of its teams to be vaccinated in order to compete and has created a 35-page book of health and safety protocols, which includes a COVID code of conduct.
The Fenway Faithful were excited to watch the Red Sox play in person on Friday.
The series will begin at 7 p.m. at Saunders Stadium in South Boston. The games are open to the public and participants pay whatever they want for the tickets.