Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Ultimate League Returns After More Than A Year-Long Hiatus
The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds ultimate league kicks off its 6th season this weekend. The game, originally known as ultimate Frisbee, has become more popular locally in recent years.
The Thunderbirds formed in 2015, and have 30 players. General manager Andrew Gardner says the team is excited to be back from its hiatus, which lasted more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It really felt like a time when we were just completely disconnected, so it really meant a lot when things were starting to look brighter and then there were vaccines. It was like, here's a return to play plan,” Gardner said. “And when we finally got back on the field together, it was like we picked up right where we left off."
The Pittsburgh Thunderbirds will play The Boston Glory on Saturday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at the JC Stone Field in North Park.