Boot Scooters To Play At Greer Stadium Site


Greer Stadium Site to be home to Boot Scooters

It’s not what they wanted but with time ticking, the Nashville Boot Scooters have agreed to play their inaugural season of the Xtreme Scooter Quidditch League (XSQL) at the former home of the Nashville Sounds.

“It’s not where we wanted but we had to make a decision so we could meet league deadlines for scheduling,” said Team Manager Ryan Cooper.

Cooper had hoped his team could play in the Gulch or a location closer to downtown where scooters are more prevalent.

“We will keep looking and hopefully have a better venue for next season.”

Greer Stadium has been vacant since the Sounds moved to First Tennessee Park in 2015.  The stadium has deteriorated over the years which leaves the Boot Scooters’ management a task to get ready for the first season in October.

“Right now our plan is to build the Sport Court and bleachers around the court on the baseball field and not use the existing bleachers,” Cooper said.  “Refurbishing the seats would cost too much.  We’ll just put our own stadium on the field.”

The Sport Court field will be a turf field which will be necessary for scooters to be used in the games.

The city reluctantly agreed to allowing the Boot Scooters to use the location.  Safety concerns where the chief concern but with the team using their own seating instead of the old Greer Stadium seating, the city agreed to let the team use the stadium this season with a one-year lease.

The XSQL will be releasing the 14-game regular season within the next two weeks.  The Boot Scooters will play their seven home games at Greer Stadium.



Hugh Jackman To Join XSQL?


Hugh Jackman showing off his scooter skills

The new X-treme Scooter Quidditch League (XSQL) has gotten the attention of sports fans and riders of electric scooters and now some celebrities are taking notice of the new league.  Celebrity Hugh Jackman is often seen riding a scooter in New York City and was asked if the XSQL would become the next “Greatest Show on Earth”.

“I don’t know if I would go that far,” Jackman said.  “I think it will be different and appeal to the younger crowd.  I really hope the league makes it.  I can’t wait to see the first game.”

Jackman laughed when asked if he was interested in playing on the New York team.

“I’m pretty good on the scooter but not like that.  I’d like to make a few more movies,” he added.

In addition to Jackman, Ashton Kutcher has also taken notice of the new league.  There has been talk of Kutcher becoming part-owner of the Los Angeles team.

“We’re all for the support,” said Mark Rockwell, commissioner of the XSQL.  “Their support gives us some credibility and with any new league that’s something any sport needs.”

Rockwell was not aware of any celebrities who are seriously interested in playing on a team.

Nashville Boot Scooters are another team benefiting from celebrities recognizing the new league.

“We’ve had a lot of country stars who have called me about the league and wanting to support us,” said Ryan Cooper, team manager.  “We have a few that actually want to become part-owners of the team.  I am not allowed to name them but I think the Boot Scooters will have a solid backing.”

The Boot Scooters hope to name their head coach this week as XSQL teams need to fill the coaching positions by July 1st.

“It’s hard because you really don’t have a lot to choose from,” said Cooper.  “You don’t have college teams or minor leagues.”

Cooper did say that a lot of XSQL teams a looking at Major League Quidditch (MLQ) which is an amateur league played during the summer to find their coaches and fill some of their roster positions.

The XSQL has set a deadline of August 1 to fill their rosters with players.  The league will release the first regular season schedule soon as team’s get ready to put their scooters in play.