Please note that this is the My Hero Academia Wikia's article on the event. If you are looking for the article on the story arc then you should head to U.A. Sports Festival Arc.

The U.A. Sports Festival ( (ゆう) (えい) (たい) (いく) (さい) Yūei Taiikusai?) is an annual event held by U.A. High School where students from all grades and courses have the opportunity to showcase their abilities in different competitions in order to be scouted by Pro Heroes.[1]


In the days before Quirks, sports fans would obsess over the Olympic Games. When powers became apart of the equation, the U.A. Sports Festival became the most watched sporting event.[1] Students from each grade and every course compete among each other in their respective age groups. The event begins with preliminary elimination rounds, those who pass moving up to compete in the main event.[2] Each stage has a teacher as a chief referee, with the principal usually overseeing the senior stage.[3]

Once the event concludes, Pro-Heroes from any agency can nominate the students that earned their attention, as an expression of interest in their future potential. However, these nominations can be dropped by the time the student reaches graduation, should the hero lose interest in them.[4]

The Sports Festival is one of the biggest events in Japan. So popular in fact, that following Class 1-A's competition, the students were easily recognizable to the public. [5][6]


The competition is held at the Sports Festival Stadium which is located on the school campus. There are several concession stands outside the entrance with signs pointing to each grade's stage.


  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 22 (p. 6-8) and Episode 14.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 23 (p. 3) and Episode 14.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 24 (p. 3).
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 45 (p. 5) and Episode 26.
  5. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 26.
  6. My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 38.

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