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LOUDOUN TO HOST 2023 IWAS WHEELCHAIR FENCING WORLD CUP - JANUARY 9, 2023
The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) has announced its 2023 season will begin with an IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup Jan. 14–17 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA.
LYNCHBURG NAMED HOST CITY FOR 2024 PROFESSIONAL GOLF ASSOCIATION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - DEC. 21, 2022
The 2024 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships will be located in the City of Lynchburg and Bedford County, Virginia. This will be the first PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championship held in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
RICHMOND AREA EMERGES AS DESTINATION FOR SPORTS TOURISM WITH $76 MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT - OCT. 22, 2022
The Richmond region is becoming a hotbed for one of the world’s fastest-growing tourism industries: sports tourism.
In an effort to meet growing demand for baseball tournaments in the county, Henrico sports tourism officials are marketing a 21-acre site at Glover Park in Glen Allen as the potential location of a new multi-field tournament-level youth and college baseball complex.
GROUNDBREAKING HELD FOR MOYER SPORTS COMPLEX RENOVATIONS IN SALEM - SEPT, 26, 2022
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday morning at the Moyer Sports complex in Salem. The ceremony represents renovations to the facility to continue to make Salem a sports tourism destination in the Commonwealth and the country.
FIRST LOOK AT THE $50 MILLION HENRICO SPORTS AND EVENTS CENTER - SEPT. 20, 2022
Henrico County has provided a first look at its approximately $50 million indoor sports and entertainment venue, set to open in September of 2023. The facility, known as the Henrico Sports and Events Center, will be 185,000 square feet once complete, according to county leaders, featuring 115,000 square feet of adaptable event space with room for 12 basketball courts or 24 volleyball courts and an arena with 3,500 fixed stadium seats.
The inaugural Run Richmond 16.19 featured two courses through the city of symbolic distances — 16.19 kilometers and 6.19 miles. The first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619.
HTRFA SELECTS FIRM TO DESIGN, BUILD SPORTS COMPLEX - SEPT. 15, 2022
The Historic Triangle Recreational Facilities Authority (HTRFA) voted unanimously on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, to negotiate an interim agreement with MEB to design and build a regional indoor sports facility on property in the City of Williamsburg.
Richmond is seeing more visitors now than ever before. Richmond Region Tourism says it’s been a record-breaking year despite challenges we’ve seen with inflation.
SALEM RECEIVES STATE FUNDS FOR STAGG BOWL AND CIAA - JULY 19, 2022
The City of Salem is getting a big check to help them host a couple marquee events- the 2023 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, and the 2022 CIAA Volleyball Championship.
83 VIRGINIA SPORTS AND MEETING EVENTS TO RECEIVE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING TO AID TOURISM RECOVERY - JULY 18, 2022
The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) has awarded $1.45 million to 83 events through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Sports Marketing Incentive Program and ARPA Meeting & Convention Incentive Program.
Two Williamsburg sporting events were among the recipients of The Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Sports Marketing Incentive Program and ARPA Meeting & Convention Incentive Program grants it was announced Friday.
With the recent construction of the Dorey Baseball Stadium and construction beginning on a new sports and events center, Henrico County is looking forward to solidifying its sports tourism within the Richmond area.
LOUDOUN TO HOST US YOUTH SOCCER REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - JUNE 24, 2022
US Youth Soccer has announced its 2023 Eastern Regional Championships are coming to Loudoun County next June, playing at the new Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park and Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park.
ACTION SPORTS FESTIVAL 'JACKALOPE' COMING TO VIRGINIA BEACH IN 2023 - MARCH 17, 2022
“Virginia Beach, get ready for ‘Jackalope,'” Dyer said, near the culmination of his 2022 State of the City address, before a short clip with thunderous music outlined what the festival would look like. Described on its website as a festival that “shines a bright light on action sports,” Jackalope will bring to the beach everything from skateboarding and break dancing to bicycle motocross (BMX) and bungee jumping. Of course, there will also be surfing.
Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, with support from the city of Roanoke and Botetourt County, will host the 2022 USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships. Several hundred athletes will compete for a chance to earn national titles in the road race, individual time trial and criterium. Action starts June 29 and will run through July 2. This year’s schedule will look slightly different because of the holiday weekend.
ROBERT TRENT JONES GOLF CLUB IN GAINESVILLE TO HOST 2024 LPGA SOLHEIM CUP - FEBRUARY 23, 2022
The LPGA announced Wednesday that Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville will host the 19th Solheim Cup in September, 2024. RTJ, which is located on Lake Manassas and opened in 1991, hosted four Presidents Cups, including the first two in 1994 and 1996, as well as the PGA Tour's 2015 Quicken Loans National. This is the first major women's event ever held at RTJ
COULD VIRGINIA BEACH BECOME AN ACTION SPORTS DESINTATION? HUNT FOR BMX HOME HAS SPARKED INTEREST - FEBRUARY 21, 2O22
When word of an underground BMX track on private property in Virginia Beach came to light last fall, riders who built the secret spot known as Thrashmore were forced to split. Since then, they’ve been meeting with city officials to find a new home.
Leaders of Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge and the Virginia Tourism Corporation announced today that Team TWENTY24, a diverse team of female professional and junior cyclists, will officially relocate their base of operations from Idaho to Virginia’s Blue Ridge. The team’s name will now be Virginia’s Blue Ridge TWENTY24 (VBR TWENTY24).