They may not be able to fly, but for the Washington Admirals Quidditch team, a broomstick is still a must.
Quidditch, a sport inspired by the fictional game played in the Harry Potter book series, is growing in popularity around the country. There are college teams, intercollegiate leagues and now, a league that spans 16 cities.
Washington, D.C. is home to its very own professional team of broom-flying Quidditch players.
The Admirals will face their rival team this Saturday, July 22 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Tickets are free.