Virginia


USL

USL Announces Dates, Locations of 2021 Kick Offs

April 9, 2021

The 168-game regular season will kick off on Saturday, April 10, making it the first professional men’s league in the US to do so. more >>


WarriorSoccerTour

Warrior Soccer Tour Kicks Off 2021 Season

April 2, 2021

The Warrior Soccer Tour has announced a number of tournaments nationwide. more >>


WarriorSoccerTour

Warrior Soccer Tour Announces Upcoming Tournaments

March 19, 2021

The Warrior Soccer Tour has announced its upcoming schedule, with tournaments now through the fall. more >>


DC_TriClub

DC Triathlon Club and Cal Tri Events Partner in Mid-Atlantic region in 2021

March 17, 2021

The Cal Tri Events Mid-Atlantic season kicks off at Cal Tri Lake Monticello on May 2, 2021 – with monthly races through September. more >>


ToughMudder

Tough Mudder Announces 2021 Series

March 16, 2021

Tough Mudder has announced its 2021 series of events across the nation. more >>



Troon

Troon Announces Venues Honored with Golfweek Article

March 22, 2021

52 Troon-affiliated courses have been named to Golfweek’s “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. more >>


Troon

Troon Announces Courses Winning International Honors

March 8, 2021

Troon® announced 49 of its brand-affiliated courses were named to Golfweek’s list of “Ultimate Guide of Best Courses” for 2021. more >>


SoutheastTourismSociety

Huddle Up Group, Southeast Tourism Society Announce New Partnership

March 1, 2021

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) and Huddle Up Group have announced their new industry partnership. more >>


VABeach

Virginia Beach Debuts New State-of-the-Art Sports Center

February 22, 2021

Virginia Beach has a LEED Gold-certified convention center and a new Sports Center for visitors looking to host their next event at the beach. 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 >>



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

Cicadas Article | March 26, 2021
A Plague of Locusts? Venues, Events Brace for Cicada Swarms

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Everyone is thinking about athletes returning to the field and fans coming back to the stands. Know who else is coming back, though? The 17-year...   More>>


VABeachRace Article | February 26, 2021
Live Racing Event in Virginia Beach Breaks Event Owner’s Dry Spell

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A 413-day dry spell without live racing was a streak that one event owner was ready to break. And when it happened, the event might have been smaller...   More>>


NCAAVball Article | February 12, 2021
NCAA Announces Changes to Championship Line-Ups

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The NCAA made some major announcements about its 2021 spring season and as expected, that news, all relating to championships and their siting,...   More>>


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 to Sports

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>>


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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