Sports Virginia Contacts



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    Joni Johnson, National Sales Manager
    Virginia Tourism Corporation
    901 E. Byrd Street
    Richmond, VA 23219

    Coastal Virginia Region

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    Janet T. Wenger, CMP, Sales Manager
    Chesapeake Conventions & Tourism
    860 Greenbrier Circle, Ste. 101
    Chesapeake, VA 23320

    Chesapeake, Virginia always has its "Game Face" on when it comes to your sporting events! Conveniently located just off I-64 in the heart of Hampton Roads, Chesapeake offers a variety of venues as well as quick access to the Atlantic Ocean, history, major attractions, numerous restaurants and shopping for athletes and families. Offering over 3,800 rooms at 40 hotels, Chesapeake has the perfect "Game Plan" event planners will need for a successful event. Game On!

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    Tiffany Carr, Sports Sales Manager
    Hampton Convention & Visitors Bureau
    1919 Commerce Drive
    Suite 290
    Hampton, VA 23666
    757- 728-5317

    With its ideal location in the center of the Hampton Roads region and versatile venues like the 135,000 sq. ft. Boo Williams Sportsplex and 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton has truly elevated its game...just in time for your next event. Additional multi-purpose venues, parks and Buckroe Beach waterfront, also serve as spectacular backdrops for tournaments, regattas, triathlons and other outdoor events. Visit or call (800) 487-8778 for our Sports Facility Guide.

    Hampton Sports Commission

    Lauren Bland, Executive Director
    Hampton Roads Sports Commission
    500 East Main Street, Suite 700
    Norfolk, VA 23510

    With its mild climate and family-friendly atmosphere, Hampton Roads is fast-becoming a popular site for amateur sporting events of all sizes. Whatever the event - a single sport competition or a multi-sport event - the Hampton Roads Sports Commission can help! We understand the challenges of planning sporting events of all sizes and we'll do everything we can to make it a success.

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    Jackie Lozano Payne
    Visit Norfolk
    232 E. Main Street
    Norfolk , Virginia 23510

    The revitalized southern seaport of Norfolk, Virginia has a yearly average temperature of 68 degrees making it the perfect destination for your next sporting event! Norfolk's local colleges and universities offer a variety of athletic facilities within close proximity to first-rate hotels, chef-owned restaurants, attractions and retail shopping.
    Norfolk is within a day's driving distance from two-thirds of the U.S. population, making it a central location by air or auto. For more information, go to

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    Nancy Helman, Sports Marketing Director
    Virginia Beach Sports Marketing
    2101 Parks Ave - #500
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    Dani Timm, Sports Marketing Sales Manager

    Make Virginia Beach the home of your next sports event. With outstanding venues, oceanfront accommodations and plenty of off-the-field-activities, Virginia Beach offers athletes, coaches and fans the best of everything. Virginia Beach is centrally located and can be easily accessed by air, land or sea. For more information on our destination log onto or call 1-800-700-7702. Our experienced Sports Marketing Team is ready to make your event a complete success!

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    Lisa Pacheo, Director, Conference Sales & Sports
    Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance421 N. Boundary Street
    Williamsburg, VA 23187-3495
    (800)368-6511 | (757)253-2313

    The GWCTA represents America's Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. Located 150 miles south of Washington DC, Williamsburg offers a variety of venue options, including the College of William and Mary and municipal parks, trails and sporting complexes. Local accommodations include over 14,000 rooms at hotels, timeshares and B&Bs. Our venues and local attractions, dining and shopping options combine to make Williamsburg the ideal spot to host your sporting event. Come see for yourself! 

    Northern Virginia Region

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    Torye Hurst, Sales Manager
    Loudoun Convention Visitors Association
    Market Station
    112-G South Street, S.E.
    Leesburg, Virginia 20175
    703-669-2005 ext 12/1-888-771-4973

    Located in Northern Virginia, Loudoun County is 25 miles west of Washington, D.C. and home to Washington Dulles International Airport. Bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains you'll experience DC's Wine Country with its beautiful scenery, golf courses and gracious horse country.
    Historic towns and villages are home to Civil War landmarks such as Morven Park, Oatlands Plantation and Dodona Manor. Whether you are shopping at the Leesburg Premium Outlets or dining at your favorite restaurant your visit to Loudoun will be an unforgettable experience!

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    Eric Kulczycky, National Sales Manager, Sports Marketing
    Visit Fairfax
    3702 Pender Drive, Suite 420
    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Just minutes from Washington, D.C. monuments, museums, and memorials, Fairfax County is the ideal destination for sports events. We offer first-class athletic facilities (including multiple turf fields and diamonds) and nearly 100 hotels with 18,000 rooms and affordable rates. For off-field activities, you'll love our world-renowned attractions and some of the best shopping to be found anywhere in the U.S. We're also conveniently located near Dulles International and Reagan National airports. Host your next sporting event in Fairfax County to create long-lasting memories for your athletes, coaches, parents, and fans!


    Prince William and Manassas

    Mark Kowalewski, Director of Sales
    Discover Prince William & Manassas
    10611 Balls Ford Road
    Suite 110
    Manassas, VA 20109
    Within 30 miles of Washington DC, Prince William County & Manassas is located in Northern Virginia between I-95 and I-66.  Home to the Potomac Nationals, we offer everything from the Potomac River to the Bull Run Mountains, NHL & Olympic-sized ice rinks, indoor climbing facilities, pristine golf courses, national, state and regional parks. When off the field visit our charming towns, historical sites, museums and outlet shopping. Our team of professionals is here to make your next sporting event one to remember.

    Central Virginia Region

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    John Raigins, Event Operations Manager
    Sports Backers
    100 Avenue of Champions, Suite 300
    Richmond, VA 23230

    The Sports Backers strive to transform Richmond into the most physically active community in the nation by leading the area in embracing and celebrating an active lifestyle. Sports Backers was named best sports commission in the country by the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) in 2006, 2009 and 2011. Founded in 1991, Sports Backers is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization with a mission to produce and support nationally recognized quality sporting events and programs that motivate locals and visitors alike to be more active.

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    Corey Peterson, Director of Sports Development
    Danielle Vincenti, Sales Manager
    Richmond Region Tourism
    401 North 3rd Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    From stadiums to indoor arenas to sports parks and auditoriums, the Richmond Region can accommodate sports groups large and small. The Greater Richmond Convention Center is the largest of its kind in Virginia, boasting more than 700,000 square feet of space and 100,000 square feet of portable sports flooring. The Region is home to 18,000 hotel rooms, and with nearly 200 daily flights at Richmond International Airport, getting here is easy. So where have you been?

    Dinwiddie Parks and Recreation

    Brian Mancini, Director
    Dinwiddie County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
    5850 R.B. Pamplin Drive
    Sutherland, VA 23885
    804.862.8086 (phone)
    804.862-8097 (fax)
    Located in south central Virginia, Dinwiddie County houses one of the best athletic gems in the state of Virginia. The Dinwiddie County Sports Complex is a two time statewide, and national award winning facility, located strategically near two major interstates (I-95 and 85) and a local airport. The region boasts more than 1,000 hotel rooms, many restaurants, shopping, motorsports and rich history. With well manicured playing surfaces, and pristine park conditions, the complex has been a proud host of NCAA soccer matches as well as NCAA softball and baseball games and many high school championships. Will your sporting event be the next to discover the Dinwiddie County area of Virginia?

    Shenandoah Valley Region

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    Kelly Burd-Adams
    Virginia's Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau
    101 Shenandoah Ave. N.E.
    Roanoke,VA 24016-2044
    1-800-635-5535 ext. 118

    The Roanoke Valley, located in Virginia's southwest, welcomes athletes, families and friends. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor venues within close proximity to hotels, restaurants and attractions. The Roanoke Valley is experienced in hosting a variety of organizations such as NCAA DIII Football, Basketball, Softball, Lacrosse and Volleyball National Championships, BASS, ASA, NSA, USSSA, AAU, ACHA and BG US Challenge to name just a few. Whether your game is soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, fishing or adventure racing...the Roanoke Valley's Blue Ridge Mountains will provide a beautiful backdrop to your event.

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    John Shaner, Director of Parks and Recreation,
    City of Salem – Parks and Recreation
    620 Florida Street, PO Box 869
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    540- 375-3057

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    Richard "Pete" Peters, Director
    Botetourt County Park, Recreation & Tourism
    30 West Back Street, #4
    Fincastle, VA 24090
    (540) 473-8326 - phone /

    Discover of yourself a place of timeless beauty and abundant history. Botetourt County has it all – charming towns, breathtaking mountain scenery and old-fashioned southern hospitality. Take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway or other scenic byways in the county and you'll discover why people choose to call this home. Grab a bike, lace up your hiking boots or slip on your lifejacket for an outdoor adventure on one of our many trails or rivers.

    Southern Virginia Region

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    Billy Russo
    Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority
    134 E. Church St. Suite 225
    Martinsville, VA 24112

    Escape to Martinsville-Henry County in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Well known for the Martinsville Speedway, the area is equally inviting for outdoor recreation activities, arts and cultural events, and just plain relaxation. Visit furniture outlets, golf courses, historic sites, and scenic landscapes. Enjoy natural history, arts, music and theatrical performances. Experience NASCAR, motocross, dirt track action and baseball. Whatever your passion, you'll find it here to enjoy at a pace all your own.

Last Updated: 1/21/2015 11:29 AM