Taking advantage of the electric scooter craze that has hit many major U.S. cities, a professional sports league has jumped into the mix as it has announced today that they have awarded one of their eight proposed franchises to Nashville, Tennessee.
The Xtreme Scooter Quidditch League (XSQL) will begin in October with eight franchises. In addition to Nashville, the league has also announced teams in Orlando, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California and St. Louis, Missouri.
“We were looking to tap into major markets but also cities that would be a good fit for the league,” said Mark Rockwell who is the league’s commissioner. “Nashville is a rising city and seemed to be a good fit for our new league.”
The league will build outdoor arenas in each city fitted with Sport Court surface that will be ideal for electric scooters. The game will be a variation of quidditch which is a fictional game featured in the Harry Potter movies where players are riding broomsticks. Instead of broomsticks, players will be riding electric scooters.
“The game will be a variation of quidditch so don’t expect our players to be flying around in the air,” Rockwell added. “We are tweaking the rules to make it more spectator-friendly. The rules of the fictional game can be a little complicated for the average person to understand even if they are fans of Harry Potter.”
The league will conducted open tryouts in each city to attract the best scooter riders for their teams. Players must be very comfortable with electric scooters and capable of operating their scooters with one hand when they are in possession of the ball.
City officials are skeptical about the new league.
“For one thing, I don’t know where they are planning to put this arena they are proposing,” said City Commissioner Lance Wright. “There is no room for it in the downtown area. Maybe they can put it out near Vanderbilt or maybe near Nissan Stadium.”
The league will own all of the teams initially but will appoint managers once all cities are onboard which should be within the next couple of weeks.
“We might need a little magic to get started in October but I think we can do it,” Rockwell said about his new league. “We are hoping this announcement will get people excited about the league.”
[This is a fictional sports story intended for entertainment purposes only.]