Take advantage of northern Virginia’s countless parks and venues to make your next event one for the record books
In Prince William, Virginia and the City of Manassas, sporting events are a part of the landscape. Take your group beyond the hustle and bustle of the big city without sacrificing amenities in the region’s world-class facilities and lodging options. Prince William has 44 select and extended-stay hotels with nearly 4,500 rooms in addition to RV and tent camping sites. The Discover Prince William & Manassas team is ready to make your next sporting event a success.
The region’s signature events have included Tough Mudder Virginia (which was held at Silver Lake Regional Park in June 2019) and the 3v3 Soccer Atlantic Regional Championship, which is held annually in August at George Hellwig Memorial Park. Runners from across the nation participate in the annual Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon & 5K, which features premier live entertainment and a course that runs through the Manassas National Battlefield.
Notable Recent/Upcoming Events
- Tough Mudder Virginia – June 2019 – Silver Lake Regional Park
- Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon & 5k – Annually in September – hosted with the start and finish at Jiffy Lube Live – the premier live entertainment venue and the course runs throughout the Manassas National Battlefield
- 3v3 Soccer Atlantic Regional Championship – Annually in August – George Hellwig Memorial Park
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- Ali Krieger Sports Complex
- Prince William Ice Center
- Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center
- Valley View Park
- PWC Stadium Complex-Pfitzner Stadium
- Veterans Memorial Park
- NOVA BMX
Ali Krieger Sports Complex
Named for Prince William County native and World Cup Soccer star Ali Krieger, this new facility boasts a total of eight fields conveniently located off I-95. The facility provides lighting, on-site parking, restroom facilities and a concession building.
Sports: Soccer, Lacrosse, Field Hockey
Prince William Ice Center
Featuring two Olympic- and NHL-sized rinks, the Prince William Ice Center supports a variety of ice sports. There are many amenities such as ample locker rooms and referee changing rooms, bleacher seating, Wi-Fi and an outstanding AV system that supports high definition video capture and live streaming capabilities. Prince William Ice Center also houses a café with a variety of food and drink selections. Four event rooms are available and can be configured in multiple ways to accommodate a range of space needs.
Sports: Ice Hockey, Figure Skating, Synchronized Skating, Speed Skating, Sled Hockey, Curling, Broomball
Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center
Located on the Prince William campus of George Mason University, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center is a 110,000-square-foot facility that features a 50-meter competition pool, leisure pool, whirlpool, family locker rooms, full gymnasium, strength studios and racquetball courts. The facility also includes bleacher seating, ample parking, overhead audio capabilities and a Colorado Timing System with digital display.
Sports: Swimming, Water Polo
Valley View Park
Centrally located, Valley View has multiple soccer and softball fields to host tournaments. There’s a press box, concessions and restroom facilities located within the softball fields. Each softball field has lights, dugouts, bleachers and an electronic scoreboard.
Sports: Softball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Field Hockey
PWC Stadium Complex-Pfitzner Stadium
This stadium complex has been upgraded to MiLB specifications and includes over 4,000 seats with stand lights, in-house audio capabilities, electronic scoreboard, press box, plenty of concessions and a gift shop. In addition to its use as a baseball field, this stadium is a place to enjoy events, from baseball camps for children to corporate outings and community events. Outside the main field are three softball fields that also come equipped with lights and bleachers. Ample parking surrounds the stadium complex, which is easily accessible from I-95 and the Prince William County Parkway.
Sports: Baseball, Softball
Veterans Memorial Park
This park includes multiple outdoor sporting fields and courts, an outdoor Olympic-sized pool and a 7,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art skateboard park that features bumps, moguls and a 12-by-50-foot halfpipe. Amenities include field lighting, restroom facilities, concessions, playgrounds and pavilions.
Sports: Soccer, Football, Baseball, Little League, Volleyball, Pickleball, Skating, Swimming, Lacrosse, Field Hockey
Located in Woodbridge, Virginia, NOVA BMX is the premier bike riding and racing track area in Northern Virginia for BMX riders. The race track features practice runs, open ride times, BMX riding clinics and local weekly races in addition to state qualifiers. Additional dedicated improvements like lighting and spectator seating are underway. The race park also contains ample free parking, restrooms and helmet rentals.
Sports: BMX Biking
What is There to Do in Prince William?
Visitors can walk back in time and learn critical Civil War history at the 5,000-acre Manassas National Battlefield Park, which overlooks the site of the Battle Bull Run. Your group will learn about the Union and Confederate forces that clashed here on July 21, 1861 in what was the first major Civil War battle Enjoy miles of hiking trails, living history tours, and a visitor center that screens the 45-minute film Mansassas: End of Innocence. The park is free to visit.
The state-of-the-art National Museum of the Marine Corps honors, preserves and narrates America’s military history through the perspective of the U.S. Marines. Its magnificent architectural design features a dramatic 210-foot tiled steel mast and atrium inspired by the famous flag-raising at Iwo Jima. Exhibits include a “Leatherback Gallery” that chronicles Marine Corps history and theaters that depict pivotal battles in American warfare.
Washington, D.C.’s largest outlet mall, Potomac Mills houses 220 stores, restaurants and entertainment options that include an AMC Mills 18 multiplex. Groups can also enjoy the upscale restaurants and village theming of Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center and Northern Virginia’s only Cabela’s.
Prince William is also an outdoor adventurer’s dream. The area includes 38 square miles of preserved open space, 55 miles of trails and several public parks. Visitors can hike through the Piedmont Forest (the largest forest on the East Coast) at Prince William Forest Park, fish along the Potomac River at Leesylvania State Park and walk along the historic Neabasco Creek Boardwalk.
SplashDown Waterpark (Northern Virginia’s largest water park), provides a refreshing escape from the summer heat. The waterpark features an interactive children’s play area, activity pool, 70-foot waterslides and a lazy river. Delicious food options will keep your hungry team fueled for the next competition.
Tough Mudder is a leading global sports and active lifestyle brand, with more than 3 million participants and over 130 events annually in 10 countries. For the 2019 Tough Mudder Virginia event, Tough Mudder worked closely with the Prince William County Tourism team to produce an incredible first-year event. The continued support enabled the event to exceed expectations and ensure its success.
– Anamaria Rojas, Producer of Live Events at Tough Mudder
Visit Prince William was extremely instrumental in the development and planning of the inaugural Novant Health UVA Health Systems Prince William Half Marathon. They helped us navigate many of the logistical hurdles associated with a major participant sporting event and years later, they have continued to provide support.
-Rob Dulin, Co-Race Director, Prince William Half Marathon
How to Get to Prince William?
Prince William, Virginia is conveniently located between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia. The County, home to the largest collection of open space and parks in the region, is nearby Washington Dulles International and Washington Reagan National airports via Interstates 95 and 66.
Company Name: Visit Prince William