Unforgettable Sports Adventures in Richmond
Top-flight sports venues, scenic Virginian landscape and great fun await teams in Richmond
Richmond is an aptly named city, rich in American history as the site of great events such as Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech. Thanks to its advantageous location at the fall line of the James River, Richmond is within a day’s drive to half of the U.S. population by Interstates 64, 95 and 295.
Stay on the history trail with a walk or bike ride on the Virginia Capital Trail. You’ll encounter various courthouses, forests and rivers. James River awaits those who enjoy white water rafting and boating. This 348-mile wonder starts in the Appalachians and continues into the Chesapeake Bay.
Not only is the capital city of Virginia rich in American history, it’s also rich in sports culture and facilities with top-notch venues like Greater Richmond Convention Center—hosts of the major National Indoor Tournament by USA Field Hockey. Outdoor space is also abundant across multiple venues like River City Sportsplex and Dorey Park, with hundreds of acres of fields for all outdoor sports.
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Don’t just take our word for it, hear what these planners had to say.
“The RRT staff, from start to finish, is one of the most supportive sports tourism teams we have had the opportunity to work with. They offer a truly collaborative planning process, aid in making community connections, and are on site during the event to lend a helping hand. They somehow have found the perfect balance of providing professional event experience while allowing us as a client to feel like family.”
— BJ Berteges, Executive Director, United States Collegiate Athletic Association
Find Your Perfect Richmond Facility
RIVER CITY SPORTSPLEX
Sports Covered: Soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, flag football
River City Sportsplex encompasses 115 acres of top-notch athletic fields, including 12 all-weather turf fields, all of which are fully lighted. In addition to warmup areas, River City Sportsplex includes a plaza and common area with access to electricity, bleachers on both ends, indoor restrooms and a concession stand.
GREATER RICHMOND CONVENTION CENTER
Sports Covered: Multisport
Teams will feel like champions no matter what the score at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, located only minutes from Richmond International Airport. The 700,000-square-foot facility boasts the title as largest convention center in Virginia with 180,000 square feet of exhibit hall space.
Sports Covered: Baseball, softball, football, soccer, disc golf
This 400-acre park is conveniently located 10 minutes from Richmond International Airport and features abundant competition fields and amazing amenities for the traveling fan. The park features six (four slow pitch and six fast pitch compatible) softball fields, seven 12-and-under baseball fields, one 13-and-up baseball field and seven football/soccer fields with one field featuring a 500 seat grandstand. There is also an 18-hole disc golf course, five miles of horseback riding trails and hiking trails.