Virginia


Atlantic10

Atlantic 10 Conference to Host Championship at Member School

January 15, 2021

The 2021 Men’s Basketball Championship will be relocated from Barclays Center to the campus of an A-10 member institution. more >>


MLF_Big5

Major League Fishing Announces Details of High School Fishing Tournament Circuit

January 14, 2021

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2021 season of High School Fishing. more >>


AAU

AAU Shares 2021 Championship Event Calendar

January 12, 2021

The AAU has shared its calendar of events for 2021, including its marquee event, the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championship. more >>


StudentAnglerFederation

Full Schedule Released for 2021 Student Angler Federation

January 11, 2021

The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation (SAF) announces the 2021 High School Fishing sanctioned schedule. more >>


AAU

AAU Football Championships Ready to Kick Off

January 8, 2021

AAU Football's 2021 Unrestricted National Championship kicks off soon. Here is information on that event and others AAU has planned. more >>



BlueRidge

Roanoke Named a Top Adventure Town

November 9, 2020

The 2020 victory marks back-to-back Top Adventure Town titles for Roanoke, which also won the Large Town category in the 2019 contest. more >>


Troon

Troon Selected to Manage The Virginian

August 3, 2020

Troon® has been selected to manage The Virginian and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards, both of which are located in Bristol, Virginia. more >>


ValleyForge

VFTCB Launches #MakeItMontco Hotel Package

June 22, 2020

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention welcomes regional visitors, and even local residents with the #MakeItMontco Hotel Package. more >>


PrinceWilliam

Prince William County Welcomes Sports Tourism Manager

March 9, 2020

The Prince William County Office of Tourism is proud to announce and welcome Michael L. Rojas as their new Sports Tourism Manager. more >>


SmithRiver

SRSC's Promise to Fill All 52 Weekends in 2020

February 24, 2020

The Smith River Sports Complex is making a promise to fill all 52 weekends of the 2020 calendar year with an organized event or activity. 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

NFHS Article | December 17, 2020
NFHS: All States Expected to be Playing High School Sports in 2021

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The headline alone provides a much-needed shot of optimism. The National Federation of State High School Associations has stated, “With 2021 around...   More>>


Article | October 23, 2020
Surprising Choices, Returns to Old Favorites for NCAA Championships

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

One of the most eagerly looked-forward-to site selection announcements of 2020 came down recently, and there’s a lot to be learned from it. With a...   More>>


Article | September 27, 2020
Air Force the Latest Military Branch to Enter Esports Battle Arena

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The U.S. Air Force has entered the digital warfare arena. This past weekend, the service launched Command Clash, a six-part esports series on Twitch...   More>>


blank Article | September 1, 2020
Diving Back In

By: Michael Popke

Destinations are diving back into the sports tourism market, leveraging a primal element: water. Fishing tournaments, wakeboarding championships,...   More>>


blank Article | September 1, 2020
Softball Facilities: Hitting it Out of the Park

By: Peter Francesconi

As softball prepares to make its triumphant return to the Olympics, organizers are looking forward to resuming their tournaments. The sport remains...   More>>


Football Article | August 27, 2020
In Pursuit of Scholarships, Families Moving to States Allowing Youth Sports

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

We already know parents will take extra jobs and go into debt in order to pay for kids’ sports – all in the pursuit of an athletic scholarship to...   More>>


NCAA Article | August 25, 2020
If NCAA's Fall Championships Move to Spring, Will Original Host Cities Have Priority?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

If COVID-19 has been the big monkeywrench in 2020, the NCAA is ready with the WD-40. The organization recently announced that it would work toward...   More>>


Article | July 7, 2020
Tournaments are ON – Here’s Where They’re Flourishing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

It started out as a tough week, even for optimists. IRONMAN cancelled its Muncie, Indiana event. COVID-19 kicked enough sand in the face of the North...   More>>


Article | July 4, 2020
Youth Baseball Organization Breaks into Locked Fields to Host Games

By: Michael Popke

We’ve heard about kids defying “no trespassing” orders to play on fields and fish in steams but this is a new one. Baseball games (complete...   More>>


blank Article | July 1, 2020
Teeming with Variety, Ready for Teams

By: Cindy Cantrell

The Southeastern region is a sports mecca, with teams and fans alike drawn to its year-round sunshine and mild winters. Proximity to both sandy...   More>>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 3, 2019
Virginia Beach Is For Lovers…of Sports   

By: Judy Leand

Located in the Coastal Virginia Region where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach, Virginia, is consistently ranked among... More>>


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>>



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