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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.

"TO THE FINISH." INAUGURAL RUN RICHMOND 16.19 STIMULATES BODY, MIND AND SOUL - SEPT. 17, 2022

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. 

SPORTS TOURNAMENTS PUSHING RVA’S TOURISM TO RECORD-BREAKING LEVELS - JULY 22, 2022

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 LOCAL SPORTING EVENTS RECEIVE VIRGINIA TOURISM CORPORATION COVID-19 FUNDS - JULY 18, 2022

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. 

HENRICO COUNTY SETS EYES ON POTENTIALLY HOSTING NCAA TOURNAMENTS IN THE FUTURE - JUNE 25, 2022

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.

VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE TO HOST 2022 USA CYCLING AMATEUR ROAD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - MARCH 14, 2022

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.

WOMEN'S PRO CYCLING TEAM RELOCATES BASE OF OPERATIONS TO VIRGINIA'S BLUE RIDGE - JANUARY 22, 2022

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). 

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