Welcome to Maryland's emerging all-star of sports! Howard County is a highly-regarded location for athletes, teams and their coaches. The area's convenient location, welcoming attitude and great value combine to make it a top sports destination.
Working with the county's facilities, attractions and accommodations, Visit Howard County is here to serve as a resource and facilitator for sporting event organizers.
Everyone's a winner when you bring your sporting event to Howard County! We are home to the Columbia Iron Girl Triathlon, Columbia Soccer Invitational and the National High School Lacrosse Showcase!
Howard County offers a field house with over 33,000 sq.ft. field house; more than 3,000 hotel rooms, 8 golf courses, 100+ miles of trails and over 1035 acres of multi-sports parks!
Let local experts help you find the perfect venue and group discount rates to make your tournament or sporting event a home run! For more information, contact the Visit Howard County sales team.
2022 MLQ Championship
Welcome to Major League Quidditch Championship 2022!
MLQ Championship is hosted once a year in August. It is a three-day event featuring talented quidditch athletes of all genders from across the U.S. and Canada. Whether you are an avid sports fan looking to watch athleticism on display, or a fan of the wizarding world looking to see your favorite sport in person, this event has something for everyone!
For the second year in a row, the 2022 MLQ Championship will be hosted at Troy Park in Howard County, Md. in partnership with Visit Howard County and league uniform partner VII Apparel Co.
What is Quidditch?
Quidditch is a mixed-gender, full-contact sport created in 2005 by students at Middlebury College in Vermont. It has grown from a backyard game to an international sport played by over 400 colleges, clubs, and national and semi-professional teams across six continents. To learn more about MLQ please click HERE.
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- Only 20 minutes from both Washington DC & Baltimore Beltways
- 10 minutes from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
- Central to and easily accessible from both I-70 and I-95 corridors
- Accessible to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
- MARC Train
- 3 major airports are within 50 miles of Columbia, MD
- BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport - 17 miles
- Washington Dulles International Airport - 50 miles
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - 37 miles