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

blank Article | July 17, 2018
Lacrosse Takes the Offensive

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse started several centuries ago but it’s making up for lost time. By many measures, it continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in...   More>>


Article | July 11, 2018
Pinch Hitting Princesses? Disney and Double Plays? MiLB Promotion Brings in New Demographic

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Disney and double-plays? Minor League Baseball, the Genesis of innovative promotions (remember Legalizing Marinara?) has come up with a new one, this...   More>>


StateGames Article | June 13, 2018
State Games of America

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

In 2017, State Games of America, a biennial Olympic-style event, hosted 12,000 athletes from 47 states as well as the District of Columbia, Canada...   More>>


blank Article | May 31, 2018
Up and Down the Coast

By: Michael Popke

Ask people to define the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, and you’ll likely receive different responses. Generally speaking, though, it...   More>>


Soccer Article | March 28, 2018
Soccer: Kicking it Up

By: Peter Francesconi

It’s probably safe to say that most kids today won’t get out of elementary or middle school without having played soccer at some point —...   More>>


Article | March 21, 2018
Proposed Bills to Limit Public Spending on Stadiums, Arenas Not Gaining Ground

By: Michael Popke

The idea of putting laws in place that would limit how much could be spent on stadiums and sports arenas is not only not gaining traction, it’s...   More>>


blank Article | February 4, 2018
Change of Scenery

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Moving to a new location can rejuvenate a sports event. After all, it brings in new athletes, new spectators and a change of venue. You get different...   More>>


blank Article | February 1, 2018
Hoop Dreams

By: Peter Francesconi

As we edge ever closer to March Madness and its brackets, bets and berths, interest in basketball is outpacing that in every other sport. If you’re...   More>>


blank Article | November 20, 2017
2017 CHAMPIONS OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Sports Destination Management is proud to announce the 2017 “Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism.” The nominees this year were...   More>>


blank Article | September 26, 2017
Your Home-Field Advantage Starts Here

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Much has been written about home base and home-field advantage. What about when you’re looking for all that in a home away from home? If your...   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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