100 teams. 2,000 athletes. 1 World Cup.
Officially part of Manhattan, Randall's Island sits on the East River and a tidal strait known as Hell Gate, between Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. The island, roughly a square mile and a half in size, is managed by Randall's Island Sports Foundation (RISF) and features over 66 sports fields and is home to Icahn Stadium, a world-class track facility. Learn more.
The majority of the 2011 World Cup will take place on the Harlem River event site, a massive grass field situated on the northwest corner of the island and just west of Icahn Stadium. Nine Quidditch fields, the performance stage, bleachers and seating, a VIP area, vendors, merchandise shops, announcers, and the event's main entrance will all be situated here. The site is adjacent to the main parking area and the water-taxi docks, and has a view of the Manhattan skyline to the south.
This world-class track and field stadium will host the opening ceremony as well as the finals matches of the 2011 World Cup, including the World Cup Championship, D1 semi-finals, D2 championship, an All-Star alumni game, and the closing ceremony. The stadium seats 5,000 spectators and the matches will take place on the grass field inside the track. A built-in speaker system for the IQA's improv-comedian announcers and stadium-lighting will all help to set the stage for a dramatic finish to the event. Learn more.