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 | June 3, 2015
Could FIFA Scandal Bring the World Cup to the USA Sooner?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The sports event planning industry awoke last week to watch the rest of the world learn what it had suspected all along: the FIFA process for...   More>>


blank Article | April 29, 2015
The Makings of a First-Class Fishing Hole

By: Juli Anne Patty

A first-class fishing hole is (as might be expected) filled with prize catches, but more than that, it offers special amenities to its participants,...   More>>


blank Article | February 17, 2015
Where the Diamonds Shine Brightest

By: Peter Francesconi

It’s the great American pastime, and where else to host it than some of the greatest American ballparks? This article touches all the bases: cities...   More>>


blank Article | January 6, 2015
Basketball: A Sport That’s In the Zone

By: Peter Francesconi

March Madness is around the corner, bringing an increased focus on not just the sport, but on the facilities that will host it. Across the nation,...   More>>


blank Article | May 22, 2014
Need a Who’s Who? Here’s Your Go-To

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

From drawing board to playing field, tailgate to trophy, a successful event starts with a savvy partner. Meet some of the best and brightest.   More>>


blank Article | May 19, 2014
The Mid-Atlantic: Sports Know-How and Can-Do

By: Jenny Wierschem

Get to know the rapidly expanding sports infrastructure of the major metropolitan hub cities in the Mid-Atlantic: they're your new go-to for can-do.   More>>


blank Article | January 15, 2014
New and Expanding Markets: Brave New Worlds

By: Sports Destination Management Team

Brave new worlds. Get past the hyperbole and you discover the truth: Everyone wants to find that undiscovered, unspoiled area, even for sports.   More>>


blank Article | June 24, 2013
Fast Break: Lacrosse, America’s First Sport, is Enjoying Unprecedented Growth

By: Peter Francesconi

Lacrosse is the oldest sport in the U.S., played centuries ago by Native Americans. Now, America’s first sport is one of this country’s...   More>>


Today's Industry Leaders: Follow the Stars to Some of the Fastest-Growing Destinations on the Horizon Article | May 1, 2013
Today's Industry Leaders: Follow the Stars to Some of the Fastest-Growing Destinations on the Horizon

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The growth of the sports tourism business is nothing short of phenomenal. Everywhere we turn, catchphrases like 'recession-proof industry' and...   More>>


Unforgettable Fishing Article | April 30, 2013
Unforgettable Fishing

By: Juli Anne Patty

Ample lodging, great dining and appealing attractions are always important to a sports event, but when it comes to fishing tournaments, one thing...   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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