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Mudstock Volleyball Tournament Will Continue Despite Loss of Edmonds Parking Lot

The Campus Activities Board’s annual mud volleyball tournament, Mudstock, which has taken place for several years in the Edmonds parking lot, will continue in a new location.

According to CAB’s Director of Campus Engagement Caroline Law, CSOM ‘18, the event will take place either in the Mod parking lot or the parking lot outside Gate E of Alumni Stadium.

Edmonds Hall, a dorm that housed mostly seniors for 41 years, was torn down in 2016 to make room for a new recreational facility. The entire area is still undergoing construction, rendering the space unusable for events. The Thomas More Apartments, also referred to as 2150, were built to make up for the loss of housing, but they do not include a new parking area.

Mudstock has occurred on the last day of classes of the Spring semester for several years. It is paired with the annual Modstock concert, which starts later in the day in the Mod parking lot. Previous Modstock performers have included Ludacris, T-Pain, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. This year’s headliner has yet to be announced.

Because Mudstock and Modstock are taking place on the same day with overlapping times, the events could be running concurrently in the same space.

I knew at the beginning of the year that the Edmonds lot was going to be unavailable for this event, so all year my team was brainstorming new locations to hold the tournament,” Law said. “The decision to place it in the Mod Lot seemed rather obvious to us, but we are still working on figuring out the exact location of the two courts. We thought it would be fun and exciting to have both Modstock and Mudstock in the same location this year.”

The event is one of CAB’s largest, as it is planning on hosting up to 60 teams of eight to ten players each. The tournament is single elimination, with four teams playing at once in two mud-filled volleyball courts. The event is very popular, and participating teams are chosen randomly, but their chances will be weighted by class year.