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From touchdowns to finish lines, Virginia is where athletes compete for glory.

Sports Virginia is a statewide collaboration of professionals from local convention and visitor bureaus, sports commissions, parks and recreation departments and facilities. Our sports experts are geared toward making the planning and hosting of sporting events as seamless as possible.

This site is your one stop source for information to help with planning an event in Virginia. The Virginia team can assist with site selection and distribution of bid/RFP information statewide or to select Sports Virginia partners.

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  • November 11, 2020

    The $139.5 million project is set to finally wrap up with both JMU's men's and women's teams opening their season in just a few weeks on November 25. Atlantic Union Bank Center seats 8,500, making it the fifth largest college basketball arena in Virginia by seating capacity.
  • November 6, 2020

    The 40th edition of the USA Field Hockey of National Hockey Festival is splitting competition venues for 2020 Thanksgiving weekend. The National Hockey Festival will take place November 26-28 at Virginia Beach Sportsplex/Hampton Roads Soccer Complex and BB&T Sports Park in Bermuda Run, N.C.
  • October 14, 2020

    The City of Salem learned this afternoon that the NCAA has awarded the city and its longtime partners a staggering 15 National Championship events in the coming years, including the 50th Annual Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl that will return to Salem in December 2023.

  • June 16, 2020

    Virginia settles into the second phase of reopening, recreational sports are slowly and surely making a return. Everyone — spectators and participants alike — must maintain 10 feet of physical distance, and all coaches, staff and players must be screened daily.
  • June 1, 2020

    Stafford County will host the first sporting event in Northern Virginia and one of the first in Virginia post the Coronavirus Pandemic. Stafford County is excited to welcome the Kayak Bass Fishing Trail Series Tournament, and Kayak Bassin, a nationally televised fishing show hosted by retired U.S. Navy officer, Chad Hoover.
  • April 7, 2020

    Hotels, restaurants and state-of-the-art facilities- just a few reasons why the Richmond area has become a home run for sports tourism. But the coronavirus pandemic has thrown organizers a curveball.

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