From touchdowns to finish lines, those seeking a rush of adrenaline and the thrill of competition can find the perfect place to compete in Virginia. With diverse terrain from mountains to beaches, and all the valleys in between, Virginia is home to state-of-the-art venues for all types of sporting events.
Sports Virginia is a statewide collaboration of professionals from local convention and visitor bureaus, sports commissions, parks and recreation offices and facilities. Sports Virginia’s goal is to make the planning and hosting of sporting events as seamless as possible. Good old southern hospitality paired with world-class venues and years of experience result in successful events that have kept athletes and their fans coming back to Virginia year after year.
Centrally located in the mid-Atlantic region and accessible by major highway systems, Amtrak rail service and nine airports, Virginia offers great availability and value which make it an ideal destination for participants of sporting events and their families. After the competition is done and the trophies have been won, delight in all that Virginia has to offer with well-known historical attractions, unique dining, outdoor adventure at national and state parks and urban cities mixed with small town charm. And with its distinct climate regions welcoming visitors to enjoy a range of activities, Virginia is truly a year-round sports – and vacation – destination.
Virginia has played host to a myriad of sporting events ranging from equestrian to gymnastics championships. The World Police & Fire Games, UCI Road World Championships, AAU Junior Olympic Games, Rock –n– Roll Half Marathon, and NCAA Division II and III Championships are just a sample of events held in Virginia. Visit SportsVirginia.org for more information or please contact me for personal assistance.
For action-packed excitement, bring your game to Virginia, a premier sporting events destination. Remember…Sports Virginia is with you from start to finish!
Joni Johnson, National Sales Manager
Virginia Tourism/Sports Virginia