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"Hundreds of seats were raised in stands around the pitch so the spectators were high enough to see what was going on. At either end of the pitch were golden poles with hoops on the end."
— The Quidditch pitch[src]

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry had its own Quidditch pitch where Quidditch teams could practise, hold try-outs and play matches against each other. Each year would see a total of six inter-house matches (with each house competing for the Quidditch Cup playing against every one another), along with numerous training sessions by each house team.[1]


Hogwarts Quidditch pitch decorated for a Gryffindor versus Slytherin match

The stands surrounding the pitch were decorated differently for each Quidditch match at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Every second stand would be decorated with the colours of one team, and every other stand with the colours of the opposing team. Spectators would sit in between these stands.[1]



Leta running past the Quidditch pitch

In the 1910s at Hogwarts, Leta Lestrange, Professor Minerva McGonagall, a Gryffindor girl and several students ran past the Quidditch pitch while trying to punish her for using Oscausi on another Gryffindor girl.


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"The Quidditch pitch was no longer smooth and flat. It looked as though somebody had been building long, low walls all over it, twisting and criss-crossing in every directions"
— The Hogwarts Quidditch pitch use in the Third Task[src]

In 1995, tall hedges were grown on it in order for it to be used as the location of the Triwizard Tournament's Third Task.[2]


The Quidditch pitch in 1997

In 1997, Harry Potter hosted the Quidditch tryouts, which were held here.


Hogwarts Quidditch pitch burning down

In 1998, the Quidditch field was burnt down by the Snatchers in the Battle of Hogwarts.[3]


The Qudditch pitch was rebuilt following its destruction during the Battle of Hogwarts. In 2020, it was the site of a confrontation between Delphini and two students, Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy, and the murder of Hogwarts prefect Craig Bowker Junior at the hands of Delphini when she cast a Killing Curse at him.[4]

Behind the scenes

The Hogwarts Quidditch pitch as a LEGO set

  • In the films, the pitch is very similar to the one described in the books, but the location of the pitch changes in most of the films. In the first three films, it appears to be on the same side of the castle as the Training Grounds but down a hill. In Half-Blood Prince the pitch is closer to the lake down past Rubeus Hagrid's cabin.
    • Also in the films, the pitch is decorated with all of the school colours, as opposed to only the colours of the houses that are playing against each other. In addition there are two stands in the centre of the pitch that are coloured in black and white.
  • In the first three films, the pitch only had sixteen stands, but in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince there are twenty and they are closer together.
  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, a trench was added around the edge of the pitch for the scene where Harry is chased by the rogue bludger.
  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, most of the decorations have been removed save for at the very tops of the stands, leaving most of the wooden frame exposed. While there is no official reason given, one possible explanation is that the were removed due to the rain so that they wouldn't get soaked and splash water onto the crowd.
  • In LEGO Dimensions, the Quidditch pitch appears as an arena for the game's Battle Mode.


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