SPG’s State Guide to Sports in Virginia

sportsvirginiawtextOn behalf of the Virginia Tourism Corporation and all the partners of Sports Virginia, I would like to invite you to bring your events to Virginia.

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.

Virginia is excited to show off our new venues across the state and to welcome for the first time in 2019 the State Games of America and the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship. Virginia has played host to a myriad of sporting events over the years. We would love to add your event to our list of successfully hosted events.

Virginia is easily accessible by major highway systems, Amtrak rail service and nine airports. Southern hospitality paired with world-class venues, affordability and years of experience result in successful events that have kept athletes and their fans coming back to Virginia year after year.

New outdoor recreation attractions and updates to parks across the state will be sure to delight nature enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies alike. And keeping true to our roots as the most historically rich destination in the country, there are plenty of new stories and legends to uncover here in the Birthplace of the Nation. After the competition, enjoy all that Virginia has to offer including 300+ wineries, 200+ craft breweries and 45+ distilleries to quench your thirst. With so many family friendly attractions and a range of activities, Virginia is truly a year-round sports – and vacation – destination.

Visit SportsVirginia.org for more information or please contact me at jjohnson@virginia.org for personal assistance. For action-packed excitement, bring your game to Virginia, a premier sporting events destination.

Joni Johnson
Director of Domestic Sales & Marketing
Virginia Tourism/Sports Virginia

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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.