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RENOVATED JAMES I. MOYER SPORTS COMPLEX OFFICIALLY REOPENS - JULY 8, 2024

Salem’s award-winning Moyer Sports Complex is officially back in business. After a 22-month renovation process, civic leaders and many others who were instrumental in the facility’s major facelift gathered outside the main gate to cut the ribbon and reopen the facility. 

HOW RICHMOND IS SCORING BIG WITH SPORTS TOURIAM - JUNE 26, 2024

Richmond has exactly zero major league sports teams — but sports is big business in the area regardless, thanks to folks coming to town for amateur and youth games. 

NOVA AQUATICS CENTER IN HENRICO TO ADD 1,000-SEAT MEZZANINE TO AQUATICS CENTER AT REGENCY - JUNE 12, 2024

Henrico announces $2.5 million grant for project that’s projected to generate $20 million in annual economic activity. Since opening in 2021, the NOVA Aquatics Center at Regency has helped to develop some of the area’s most elite swimmers. 

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.

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