Virginia


MLF_Big5

MLF Announces 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing Schedule, Rules and Entry Dates

March 2, 2021

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced the 2021 Abu Garcia College Fishing season. more >>


CAA

CAA Announces James Madison University as National Championship Host

March 1, 2021

The Colonial Athletic Association has announced that the 2021 Hercules Tires CAA Men’s Basketball Championship will be in Harrisonburg, VA. more >>


Bassmaster

2021 Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Trail Casts Off in March

February 16, 2021

B.A.S.S. officials have revealed the schedule for the 2021 Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens trail with a later start date than usual. more >>


WarriorSoccerTour

Warrior Soccer Tour Kicks Off

January 27, 2021

The Warrior Soccer Tour has listed its schedule for 2021. more >>


Atlantic10

A-10 Conference Announces Relocation of its Championship

January 18, 2021

The Atlantic 10 Conference relocated the 2021 Men’s Basketball Championship from Barclays Center to of an A-10 member institution. 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 >>


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 >>



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

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>>


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>>


Destination Spotlights

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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