The American Ultimate Disc League Championship Weekend Features the Best in Disc, Family Fun and a Pre-Game Beer Tasting
LOS GATOS, CA (August 26, 2021) - The American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) is holding its championship weekend at Audi Field in Washington, DC, September 10-11, 2021. Hosted in partnership with Events DC, both semifinal games will be played on Friday, September 10 with the championship game taking place on Saturday, September 11. In addition to the top four AUDL teams playing for a chance to win the championship, the weekend will include a Deschutes Beer Tasting event on Saturday, as well as an AUDL sponsored youth tournament and a youth clinic driven by the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (R.I.S.E.).
“This year has been our most-watched season ever with a 28% increase in home game attendance since the 2019 season,” said Steve Hall, AUDL commissioner. “As the sport continues to expand across the country, it’s wonderful to see the extreme passion our fans have for our Ultimate players. It’s amazing motivation for our players and drives them to execute at their top level, which has resulted in being featured in seven separate SportsCenter Top 10 plays on ESPN this season.”
Audi Field features field-level VIP suites, patio cabanas and an incredible natural grass field perfect for the Ultimate championship.
The Semifinals – Friday, September 10, 2021
Friday afternoon and evening, the top four teams in the league will compete for the two spots in the 2021 AUDL Championship game. The first semifinal game is scheduled for 4:00pm EST with the second semifinal game scheduled for 7:00pm EST. Attendees staying for both matches will enjoy live entertainment between each semifinal match. General admission tickets for each game start at $29 per person. Field-level private suite reservations are also available. Accommodating up to 20 people, these suites include food and drink and are $3,000 per night. Purchase semifinal tickets.
The Championship – Saturday, September 11, 2021
The winners of the two semifinal games will compete in the biggest game of the year – the 2021 AUDL Championship - at 7:00pm EST. Deschutes will host a beer tasting event prior to the first pull of the Championship game from 4:00-6:00pm EST. Tickets for the event will be $54 per person and include entry to the Championship game. Purchase Deshutes Beer Tasting tickets.
General admission tickets start at $29 per person, and field-level private suites are also available for Saturday’s Championship game. Purchase championship tickets.
General admission weekend passes are available for $48 per person. Purchase weekend passes.
Learn more about the 2021 AUDL Championship weekend.
Unique Player Statistics
Unique this year, live data on player performance will be featured in the halftime stats – player accelerations, total distance run, etc. The average total distance run during an AUDL game is comparable to that of a soccer match. During the World Cup opening match in 2018, the Mexico team ran an average of 5.46 miles during the match.1 This season, the AUDL piloted STATSports wearables to measure player performance during a game. During the three games played by an AUDL league team using STATSports wearables, the team ran over 6 total miles on average each game. Two of those three games averaged over 6.8 miles total.
“As the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, Events DC is ready and excited to welcome professional Ultimate to DC at Audi Field,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC. “We are honored to host the 2021 AUDL Championship Weekend, showcasing Washington, DC as a hub for world-class sporting events and it is sure to be an incredible experience for both fans and players.”
Getting the Community Involved
In addition to the best in Ultimate vying for the top spot, the AUDL will host a youth tournament Saturday before the championship game. The tournament is a showcase of DC-region middle school talent. There will also be a youth clinic supported by the R.I.S.E. organization and held in King Greenleaf Park before the championship game. The clinic is part of the AUDL’s Inclusion Initiative whose mission is to increase racial and cultural diversity and inclusion by engaging communities of color and partnering with people who share the same mission.
About AUDL and Professional Ultimate
The American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) was founded in 2012 to introduce and showcase our talented athletes and precision play to a global audience. Ultimate is a fast, flowing and highly athletic low-contact sport that is played by advancing a disc down a field to score by passing into the end zone. Players cannot run with the disc, and play continues until one team scores.
With pinpoint passing and the unique flight of the disc, each game generates many exciting catches and defensive plays that frequently appear on EPSN’s Sports Center Top 10, Fox Sports, Bleacher Report and other leading sports shows.
The league has 22 teams playing in the US and Canada. Each team competes in a 12-game regular season schedule, with top teams entering a playoff round and divisional winners advancing to a final four style Championship Weekend. Our audience enjoys our exciting, affordable, family-friendly events, devour our highlights and video features on social media and watch our full-length games on TV or streamed online. www.theaudl.com
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation's capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, The Fields at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at www.RFKFields.com. Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and Entertainment & Sports Arena, all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.