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VIRGINIA NAMED TOP U.S. STATE FOR MOST ECONOMIC IMPACT BY SPORTS TOURISM - MAY 6, 2024

Sports ETA, the trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, named Virginia in its Top 10 list of U.S. states in terms of the economic impact generated by sports tourism in 2023

EMPORIA TO BUILD SIGNIFICANT SPORTS TOURISM DESTINATION IN DOWNTOWN -  FEBRUARY 23, 2024

The City of Emporia has partnered with Station 67 Partners, LLC to create a new sports and event complex in downtown Emporia. The new facility will feature a variety of amenities, including basketball courts, a turf field, meeting space, food and beverage offerings, and more...

UFFL TAKES OVER LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA - FEBRUARY 8, 2024

Airstream Ventures announced today a groundbreaking partnership with the City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and Tourism to bring the United Flag Football League to the heart of Lynchburg. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in promoting sports tourism and community engagement in the region.

PICKLEBALL VENUE AT REGENCY OPENING THIS WEEK - DECEMBER 13, 2023

The new venue is set to open Friday in the 41,000-square-foot space that was formerly the ground level of the Macy’s North store that closed in 2016. The upper level is occupied by entertainment venue Surge Adventure Park.

$5M SOFTBALL FIELD UPGRADE TO FUEL FURTHER SPORTS TOURISM IN CHESTERFIELD - OCTOBER 20, 2023

In a bid to build on the momentum of sports-tourism activity happening at River City Sportsplex, Chesterfield county has teed up about $5 million to fund improvements to six existing softball fields at Harry G. Daniel Park on Ironbridge Road. 

A $100M INDOOR SPORTSPLEX? PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY LEADERS ARE CONSIDERING IT - OCTOBER 11, 2023

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors is considering entering into an agreement with a developer to construct a multimillion dollar athletics facility that would feature an indoor pool, a hydraulic running track and hard-surface courts for basketball, volleyball and pickelball.

PICKLEBALL SERVES UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN VIRGINIA - OCTOBER 9, 2023

Terms like volley llamas, flabjacks and dillballs sound like a bad joke, but are actually terms used in pickleball, a sport that’s a smash hit in Virginia. In fact, there are three upcoming pickleball tournaments in October alone and new facilities opening. 

WILLIAMSBURG PLAYS HOST TO 2023 USA TRIATHLON PARATRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS  - SEPTEMBER 11, 2023

USA Triathlon and Paratriathlon came to the Williamsburg area for a weekend of racing, all to crown the USA Paratriathlon National Champions. The Patriots Triathlon Festival, hosted by Kinetic Multisports, is the culmination of the triathlon season. Greg Hawkins, founder of Kinetic Multisports, was happy to be in Williamsburg.

30+ GROUPS SIGNED UP TO USE NEW HENRICO SPORTS & EVENTS CENTER - JUNE 20, 2023

Numerous events have already been scheduled for the soon-to-open Henrico Sports & Events Center. The $50 million facility is set to open this September on Telegraph Road in Glen Allen, giving the community more than 185,000 square feet of space to host events such as tournaments… 

NEW, SCENIC 18-HOLE DISC GOLF COURSE OPENS AT NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK - JUNE 5,2023

A new 18-hole disc golf course offering extensive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains is open to players of all skill levels. 

PICKLEBALL VENUE COMING TO FORMER MACY'S SPACE AT REGENCY MALL - APRIL 13, 2023

A vacant department store at Regency will soon be filled with the popping sound of pickleball volleys. Performance Pickleball RVA, an 18-court pickleball venue, is in the works at the ever-evolving western Henrico mall. The facility will take shape in a 41,000-square-foot vacant… 

INDOOR PICKLEBALL FACILITY BANGERS AND DINKS IN THE WORKS IN CHESTERFIELD - JANUARY 31, 2023

Indoor pickleball center Bangers and Dinks is planned to open at 1516 Koger Center Blvd. in Chesterfield County, where it will take over from Home-Makers Furniture. 

THREE MAJOR THOROUGHBREDSTAKES RACES TO RELOCATE TO VIRGINIA IN 2023 - DECEMBER 21, 2023

After approval from the American Graded Stakes Committee, the Office of the Governor announced today that three internationally-renowned Thoroughbred stakes races will be moved to Virginia. 

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.

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