Virginia


InternationalQuidditch

Richmond to Host 2020 Quidditch World Cup

August 14, 2019

The International Quidditch Association (IQA) announced Richmond, Virginia, as the host city for the 2020 World Cup. more >>


GilesCounty

Muddy ACCE Race Returns in September to Giles County

August 9, 2019

The 2019 Muddy ACCE Race will be held on September 21, 2019 at the Glen Lyn Town Park. more >>


TBT

The Basketball Tournament Announces Bracket and Locations for 2019

July 17, 2019

The Basketball Tournament, the $2M summer basketball event televised live on ESPN, announced the bracket for this year’s tournament. more >>


ITA

Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Announces Dates, Events

July 8, 2019

The ITA Summer Circuit includes 55 events over six consecutive weekends from late June to the last weekend in July. more >>


Troon

Troon Challenge Schedule Set

June 25, 2019

The official schedule has been set for the 2019 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf® more >>


USA_Tri

USA Triathlon Announces Full Calendar of Regional Championships for 2019

June 19, 2019

USA Triathlon has announced its full calendar of Regional Championships for 2019, with events for age-group, youth and paratriathletes. more >>


Troon

Troon 2019 Challenge Schedule Announced

June 6, 2019

Troon has announced the dates and locations nationwide for its 2019 Troon Challenge event. more >>


NASSC

Virginia Beach Ready to Host Sand Soccer Championships

June 5, 2019

From June 7-9, thousands of beach soccer enthusiasts will flock to the Virginia Beach oceanfront. more >>



VBR

VBR Sports Releases New Promotional Video

July 22, 2019

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge (Visit VBR) and VBR Sports unveiled a new video showing that sports tourism is alive and growing in the region. more >>


VA_BlueRidge

Visit Virginia's Blue Bridge Appoints Ray Ezelle as Vice President of Sales & Service

April 1, 2019

Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, the region’s DMO, is pleased to announce Ray Ezelle as the Vice President of Sales & Services more >>


CentralVA

Central Virginia Sports Commission Debuts to Help Event Owners

February 25, 2019

The new organization is an independent non-profit created to impact the region through sports. more >>


dominion

PGA TOUR Champions and Dominion Energy Announce Extension of Dominion Energy Charity Classic

January 21, 2019

PGA TOUR Champions and Dominion Energy announced a 10-year extension of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic through 2029. more >>


CentralVirginiaSports

CentralVASports.com Expected to Revolutionize Tourism Efforts

September 10, 2018

.Central Virginia Sports has launched phase one of this business, CentralVASports.com, designed to be a hub for sport-related resources. more >>


USA Waterski

USA Water Ski Announces 2017 Club Growth Challenge Winners

March 19, 2018

USA Water Ski has announced the winners of the 2017 Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contests, intended to get more people on the water. more >>


STMA

Sports Turf Managers Association Announces 2017 ‘Field of the Year’ Winners

December 11, 2017

Outstanding in their field? These facilities are. Meet the award winners for 2017. more >>


Visit-Loudoun

Study: Sports Tourism Provides Economic Boost to Loudoun County

September 5, 2017

The amateur sports tourism industry contributed $20 million plus to Loudoun County in 2016, according to a new study. more >>



Chesterfield

Chesterfield County: A Mecca for Sports Tourism with World-Class Facilities and Fields

June 24, 2019

Located in central Virginia, just south of Richmond, Chesterfield County is becoming the go-to destination for event owners seeking excellent access,... more >>


Loudoun

Loudoun County, VA: An Ideal Location for Any Tournament

March 1, 2019

Located less than an hour from Washington, DC, Loudoun County is home to Dulles International Airport. Far enough north for winter sports, yet far... more >>


Articles

blank Article | June 27, 2019
Keeping Pace

By: Michael Popke

Recreational, competitive and endurance runners have no shortage of races to choose from these days, and plenty of settings to enjoy. From urban...   More>>


blank Article | May 1, 2019
The Coast with the Most

By: Cindy Cantrell

A coastal area can lend itself to water sports but the Mid-Atlantic region refuses to be pigeonholed. Yes, it has facilities for surfing, fishing and...   More>>


blank Article | April 24, 2019
Take Me Out to the Ballpark

By: Michael Popke

Summer’s favorite game is back for another season. As the sport’s popularity continues, facilities across the U.S. are upping the ante to bring...   More>>


ClubBall Article | April 17, 2019
Inside Events: National Club Baseball Association

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Baseball is back and exploding in popularity. Baseball at the collegiate club level is also booming, according to the National Club Baseball...   More>>


SnowWoeld Article | April 3, 2019
Report: Europe’s SnowWorld Eyes Virginia for North America’s First Indoor Ski Resort

By: Michael Popke

Is North America’s first indoor ski and snow sports facility coming to Fairfax, Virginia.? Maybe, if local news reports are to be believed. Could...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
Connecting with Great Partners for Long-Term Success

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A destination can have great venues, excellent amenities and wonderful weather but ultimately, it’s the people you’re working with at the CVB or...   More>>


blank Article | February 28, 2019
Squad Goals

By: Tom Gresham

Youth soccer continues its position as a tournament mainstay and as a result, there are plenty of communities ready to host the sport. With excellent...   More>>


Handstand Article | February 20, 2019
Promoting Sports Events by Hosting World Record Attempt Tie-Ins

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Reaction to the announcement of a Chuck Norris 5K in College Station, Texas, (with a possible world record for most people dressed as Chuck Norris)...   More>>


blank Article | December 27, 2018
Cold As Ice

By: Michael Popke

In winter sports, change is coming. As significant snowfall seemingly becomes less of a sure thing every year, many alternatives – including some...   More>>


Amazon Article | November 28, 2018
Amazon’s Expansions: What Can Two New HQ Cities Mean to Sports Tourism?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The announcement that Amazon has selected two cities – Long Island City, New York, and Arlington, Virginia – to split its HQ2 dropped like a bomb...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | November 9, 2018
Sports Teams are Discovering Prince George County   

By: Michael Popke

Prince George County, Virginia, may be steeped in American and Eastern European history, but it’s also making its own modern-day history by beefing... More>>


blank Case study | October 31, 2011
Get Back to the Beach: Virginia Beach, Virginia   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Locating your event in a beachfront vacation destination is a surefire strategy for infusing a sports event with irresistible draw; unfortunately,... More>>


Botetourt County, Virginia Case study | June 30, 2010
Botetourt County, Virginia   

By: Jennifer Alten

The state's official travel slogan is Virginia is for Lovers, but the word is out that Virginia is also the place for those who love to fish. And... More>>



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