The regular competition will continue throughout the week at the Lebanon Sports Complex, 900 McClure Road, with semifinals and bronze medal matches taking place on Friday, July 20. The Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Division Finals will be hosted again at Atrium Stadium as well as a closing ceremony on July 21.
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Assistant City Manager Jennifer Heft said the community is excited to host part of the event, not only to introduce the world to Mason but also vice versa.
“It’s kind of cool to get the opportunity to introduce residents to unique sports and have them come out,” Heft said. “It’s extraordinary.”
The Championship is expected to have an impact of $4 million for the local economy, according to the WCCVB press release. Though the organization has never hosted an event of this magnitude, they were excited about the challenge.
Planning for the tournament began almost three years ago when the Cincinnati Ultimate Players Association approached WCCVB about hosting the championship in an attempt to bring the sport farther across the world.
“We’ve put a lot of effort into Ultimate and seeing it kind of grow to the level it meets our mission,” Huffman said. “It showcases our destination on a world stage.”