With a settlement history that dates back several decades before the American Revolution, Loudoun County’s rich tapestry has been elegantly crafted through the years. Today the county houses Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling and has experienced rapid growth, thanks largely to a high-tech boom. Loudoun County is now the third-most populous county in all of Virginia and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, especially those who love wine and craft beer.
The county is also a major destination for top-tier tournaments and events, including the Senior Softball Eastern Nationals, held at Philip Bolen Park in late July and early August 2019. The Ashburn Ice House hosted the MYHockey Congressional Cup in February as well. If you happen to be in the area for a tournament or an event, consider a stay at any of the fine lodging accommodations to be found throughout the county, including the Lansdowne Resort and Spa, the Courtyard by Marriott Dulles Town Center, or the Comfort Suites Leesburg.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- 2019 US Gaelic Games Finals – August 23-25 – Morven Park
- 2019 USSSA Class C National Championships – July 18-21 – Brambleton Sportsplex
- USA Softball Eastern Nationals – July 25-28 – Potomack Lakes Sportsplex
- Senior Softball Eastern Nationals – July 29 – August 4 – Philip Bolen Park
- MYHockey Congressional Cup – Feb. 15-17 – Ashburn Ice House
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- Potomack Lakes Sportsplex
- Philip Bolen Memorial Park
- Ashburn Ice House
- Morven Park
- Evergreen Sportsplex
- ION International Training Center
- Loudoun United Stadium
Potomack Lakes Sportsplex
This 47-acre multipurpose complex features four lighted softball fields, each with 300-foot permanent fences and 200-foot temporary fences and skinned infields, all of which helped it earn the 2007 ISA Softball Complex of the Year Award. Additionally, the sportsplex features six large, irrigated soccer fields, a main kiosk that functions as a large concession area with seating, restrooms and a sound system, a pavilion, playground and 300 parking spaces. The complex hosted the USA Softball Eastern Nationals from July 25-28 in 2019.
Sports: Softball, soccer
After undergoing renovations in 2016, this gorgeous complex features six total baseball and softball fields and ample parking. The sportsplex hosted the 2019 USSSA Class C National Championships from July 18-21 and has hosted the 2017 Senior Softball Atlantic Coast Championships. The site is also a mainstay for events on the PONY Nationals and USA Softball Eastern Nationals circuits.
Sports: Baseball, softball
Home to Loudoun United F.C. of the United Soccer League Championship division, this brand-new stadium opened in 2019, where the team christened the building with a 4-0 drubbing of North Carolina FC on August 31. The stadium features seating for 5,000 spectators.
This historic, 1,000-acre estate and horse park, located in Leesburg, is home to the Museum of Hounds and Hunting of North America. The park regularly hosts equestrian events, as well as polo matches. It was also the host site for the 2019 US Gaelic Games Finals from August 23-25 2019.
Sports: Equestrian, multipurpose outdoor, polo
Located on 44 acres of land just outside Leesburg, Evergreen Sportsplex houses four turf fields, CroppMetcalfe Park, a full service pavilion and an adventure course with zip lines and a ropes course. Each of the four turf fields has been FIFA certified for soccer competition and features Astroturf. The 24,000-square-foot CroppMetcalfe Park includes additional seating to go along with the complex’s 1,500 seats available in the bleachers. The park also features a pro shop and concessions.
Sports: Multipurpose outdoor, soccer
ION International Training Center
This year-round, dual sheet indoor ice rink and arena is the perfect place for tournament planners looking to plan an event on the ice. The main rink is encircled by a grandstand complete with stadium seating for up to 5,500 spectators. Both rinks are NHL-size, while the facility also encompasses a full service gym with a cardio area, free weights and stretching equipment, as well as a full service restaurant and pro shop.
Sports: Hockey, figure skating, speed skating
Claude Moore Park
Families will enjoy Claude Moore Park, where 11 total miles of hiking trails are available to access during or after tournament competition. The park includes four lighted baseball fields, three lighted softball fields and one lighted football field, as well as an unlit practice field. A two-story central building houses a concession stand, restrooms and meeting space.
Sports: Baseball, football, multipurpose outdoor, soccer, softball
What is There to Do in Loudoun?
Have a ball at Topgolf D.C., which features unlimited gameplay from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Friday for just $15 per person. Eat, drink, be merry and crush your friends in some healthy competition.
Experience the thrills of flying without having to jump out of an airplane when you visit iFly, Loudoun County’s premier indoor skydiving venue. Kids as young as 3 can suit up and make the jump.
As a companion to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center features two large hangars displaying thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Speed demons will thrive at the Autobahn Indoor Speedway, where the Italian pro-style electric go-karts zip you around the track at speeds up to 50 MPH.
Choose your own adventure at the Harper’s Ferry Adventure Center, which offers river rafting and climbing excursions. Climb through the tree tops, fly down a zip line or brave the river with your buddies on your next trip.
“Loudoun County, VA has hosted the USSSA Class “C” Eastern National Championships for the past four years. Proximity to the nation’s capital and reasonable hotel rates are an attraction, but the support that we receive from Visit Loudoun and Parks and Recreation really make our partnership a home run! Any event organizer would be wise to take a close look at what Loudoun County can offer!”
– Andy Wisk, Program Operations, USSSA East
How to Get to Loudoun?
Located just west of Washington, D.C., Loudoun County is bordered by Interstate 81 to the west, I-70 to the north, I-66 to the south and I-495 to the east, where state route 267 runs out of the city and through the county’s countryside. If you’re flying in, Washington Dulles International Airport is located in southeastern Loudoun County.
Company Name: Loudoun Sports Tourism
Sports Sales Manager: Torye Hurst
Title: Director of Sales, Sports & Services