16 July 2007

The Fields for Worlds 2008

I have just returned from my AFDA endorsed trip to the venue for the 2008 World Ultimate & Guts Championships.

Worlds will be hosted at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. The university boasts some of the Vancouver's best attractions, including the Museum of Anthropology, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, and the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research.

I can confirm that field layout that is proposed in the bid document can be accommodated by the venue. There is adequate parking, and it is only a short walk to the accommodation.

Most important of all is the grass itself. The turf is low cut, even and lush, yet on a firm base. Prospective players at this tournament should definitely bring cleats. Coaches and support staff should wear footwear that can cope with some moisture yet has a good grip - you don't want to slip while walking to your team's timeout.
Looking through to where Disc Central will be. Players will have to navigate their way through these trees to reach food, water and marquees.
A blade of the grass, carefully removed without affecting the field's integrity

Looking from Field 6 across to Field 3. Beyond the fence is the Beer Garden.
The turf in the Beer Garden venue will provide excellent suitable foot support after a day's play.
Fields 11 through 14


  1. Was that bit of grass from the endzone or part of the rest of the field?

  2. What exactly do you mean by "bring cleats"? In these parts, "cleats" is usually just a generic term for "shoes with grippy things on the bottom".

  3. Down under, cleats means the same thing: shoes you play ultimate in. So my tongue-in-cheek comment suggest you simply bring your usual playing footwear.

    Mind you, with the dusty, drought-afflicted fields we have had lately, a few of us have gotten accustomed to playing in sneakers at times...