The Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau is hoping to expand its sports marketing offerings sometime in 2014. It landed its first big fish last summer with the the Kick It 3v3 Midwest Regional Championships Soccer Tournament, which returns for a second time this summer. Now, plans are being made to host a Quidditch tournament
Quidditch is similar to field hockey, but played with brooms. CVB Spokesman Jong Cambron says it is a growing sport, inspired by the Harry Potter series of books and movies.
He says the game would be played on a soccer field, and thinks there is a good chance of landing a tournament, given the level of commitment promised by Godfrey.