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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.

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. 

HENRICO OFFICIALS ENVISION NEW TOURNAMENT-LEVEL BASEBALL COMPLEX IN GLEN ALLEN - SEPT. 29, 2022

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.

"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.

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