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

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>>


Article | July 1, 2020
Can College Club Programs Help Boost the Sports Economy?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

First came the news that a few colleges here and there were dropping sports programs because of COVID-19-related shortfalls. Then a few became dozens...   More>>


Article | June 3, 2020
US Soccer, US Youth Soccer Clash on Allowing Travel Tournaments

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Oh, boy. Talk about a buzz kill. US Soccer has released its return-to-play guidelines for youth soccer, recommending a phased-in approach with...   More>>


blank Article | May 21, 2020
On the Coast and in the Game

By: Cindy Cantrell

The Mid-Atlantic region is a melting pot of large cities, rich history, diverse cultures, bustling seaside boardwalks, rolling countryside and...   More>>


Article | May 19, 2020
AAU Walks Back Promise to Host June Youth Volleyball Tournament

By: Michael Popke, Mary Helen Sprecher

Did the AAU jump the gun in announcing its junior volleyball championship would go on as scheduled? It appears someone thought so. While one...   More>>


Article | May 13, 2020
Late Summer/Early Fall Being Targeted as Restart Date

By: Michael Popke

Is late summer when the industry will hit the restart button? While it’s impossible to say exactly when COVID-19 will cease to be a threat (and...   More>>


Article | April 29, 2020
Sources: "Assault on Hometown Baseball" a Done Deal

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Last year, the country learned of what became known as “the assault on hometown baseball,” or MLB’s proposal to cut 40 teams from the minors....   More>>


USDGA Article | January 30, 2020
Inside Events: United States Disabled Golf Association

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A little-known (but strongly traveling and spending) sector of the golf market is individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Disabled Golf Association...   More>>


blank Article | December 20, 2019
New Decade, New Destinations

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The holidays are behind us and the new year (a whole new decade, in fact) is underway. Gyms are crowded, shopping malls are empty and it’s time for...   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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