SPG’s State Guide to Sports in Virginia

sportsvirginiawtextOn behalf of the Virginia Tourism Corporation and our statewide Sports Virginia partners, I would like to invite you, your athletes and families to come experience Virginia.

We are excited to show off our new venues across the state such as the ION international Training Center in Leesburg, Shenandoah University’s esports arena in Winchester and later in the year the Virginia Beach Sports Center.

Centrally located in the mid-Atlantic, Virginia is easily accessible by major highway systems, Amtrak rail service and nine airports providing multiple affordable options for athletes and their families. With its rich history, numerous family friendly attractions, outdoor recreation, culinary and craft beverage options and a range of activities, Virginia is truly a year-round sports – and vacation – destination. Virginia has been hosting successful sporting events for decades and we are excited to utilize our expertise to add your event to our long list of successfully hosted events. Our commitment to service, quality venues, and partners with years of experience are a few reasons why events come back multiple years.

Please contact me at jjohnson@virginia.org for personal assistance or visit SportsVirginia.org for more information. We look forward to working with you soon.

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.