The Nashville Boot Scooters were rudely uprooted from their intention of playing their home games at Greer Stadium after city council reversed their approval and left the local X-treme Scooter Quidditch League (XSQL) team homeless. Fortunately, the Boot Scooters were able to move to the Nashville Fairgrounds but they are less than thrilled about the move.
“It’s okay,” said Team Manager Ryan Cooper. “It’s not our ideal choice but we ran out of time to find a better option. We had hoped to find a suitable place in the downtown area but we had to scramble after losing Greer. Hopefully people will come out and support us.”
Nashville’s team will build a temporary stadium at the fairgrounds hoping for a more permanent home next season.
The Boot Scooters are also busy filling their roster with both experience quidditch players as well as strong scooter riders. Players with a hybrid of the two will most likely find themselves on the starting team.
“It’s a unique sport that’s for sure,” said head coach Kevin Henning. “I’m really pleased with the turn out and the talent that we have to choose from.”
The Boot Scooters signed Jakye Archibald and Justin Cole from the Boston Night Riders of Major League Quidditch (MLQ). Archibald, a keeper, and Cole, a chaser, played on the championship winning team this past summer.
“They are good, solid players,” comments Henning. “We are happy to get them here in Nashville. Their quidditch experience will be an asset to us. We are expecting them to easily switch from the broomsticks to scooters.”
Cole loves the concept.
“This is really cool to do this on scooters instead of riding a stick around the field. I think this league has a chance and I wanted to be a part of it,” he said.
Archibald is also happy about being in Nashville.
“This is a happening place and the people have welcomed us here. I’m looking forward to the first game to see what we’ve got.”
The Boot Scooters open the season on September 26th against the San Francisco Muggles.
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