The Frisian capital is in the race to organise the 2020 Ultimate Frisbee World Championships. Leeuwarden is competing against cities in Canada and Australia to host the event.
Translation by Traci White
The province of Friesland is supportive of the city’s bid and has set aside 75,000 euros for the sporting event. Leeuwarden would be a bit of an unexpected choice of host city: there are 36 flying disc groups in the Netherlands, but none of them are located in the province of Friesland. The sport is more popular in warmer climates.
The Frisians behind Leeuwarden’s bid think that hosting the championships would raise the sport’s profile in the Netherlands. The winning city will have to provide accommodations for 2,500 Frisbee players and coaches. Should they win, Leeuwarden would also have to make sure that there are enough fields to play on by day and adequate entertainment in the city by night, according to Omrop Fryslân.
The winning bid will be announced in mid-July.