Virginia’s Blue Ridge is a Premier Destination for Outdoor Recreation and Adventure

With our combination of award-winning sports facilities, convenient location in the mid-Atlantic, and exceptional service, your players, coaches and fans will have an outstanding time in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains

Introduction

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Sports

We have several well-maintained, centrally-located fields and facilities that can accommodate all types of sports. With over 1,000 miles of trails, Virginia’s Blue Ridge has established itself as a premier destination for outdoor recreation and adventure. The challenging elevations of our mountain landscape allow for many non-traditional sports such as mountain biking, marathons, and disc golf.

Popular Activities

  • Welcome yourself to Virginia’s Blue Ridge by visiting the must-see Roanoke Star that sits atop Mill Mountain and offers scenic views of Roanoke Valley.
  • Put on your hiking boots and experience the many incredible footpaths in the Appalachian Trail.
  • Explore your wild side at Treetop Quest at Explore Park. Zip-lines and aerial obstacles will give you the thrill you crave.
  • Check out the nation’s second largest municipal park, Carvins Cove Nature Reserve, and go hiking, biking or fishing.
  • You don’t even have to leave your car to enjoy the majestic natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Having hosted almost 100 NCAA Championships, the City of Salem and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference have become synonymous with successful NCAA Championships. Salem knows how to provide our student-athletes, coaches and fans with an experience that makes them feel that they are truly special. They welcome everyone with open arms and provide them with a once in a lifetime experience.”

Joni Comstock, NCAA Senior Vice President of Championships

Find Your Perfect Virginia’s Blue Ridge Facility

Facility Summaries

James I. Moyer Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Softball, baseball

James I. Moyer Sports Complex hosts events ranging from youth, adult, and high school events to collegiate and national level events. The Moyer Complex boasts four fields. Moyer also has a 50/30 lighting system and electronic scoreboards.

Berglund Center

Sports Covered: Basketball, hockey, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, cornhole, cheerleading

The Berglund Center is one of Western Virginia’s premier full-service facilities. The multi-purpose facility can accommodate sports events of all sizes, and hosts more than 350 events every year. It features a 10,500 seat Coliseum, 2,148 seat Performing Arts Theatre, 10,000 sq./ft. Exhibit Hall, and a 46,000 square foot Special Events Center.

Roanoke College Cregger Center/Donald J. Kerr Stadium

Sports Covered: Basketball, track & field, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, indoor track & field

Constructed in 2016, The Cregger Center is a 155,000 sq./ft. athletic center that includes a 2,000-seat arena, a field house that has an eight-lane, 200-meter track, event seating space for 1,000, a training room, and enhanced locker rooms. Donald J. Kerr Stadium at Roanoke College adjoins the beautiful Cregger Center. Kerr Stadium has seating for 1,400 fans.

Taliaferro Sports and Entertainment Complex

Sports Covered: Basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, pickleball, equine, cheerleading, football, baseball

The Taliaferro Sports and Entertainment Complex offers a diverse group of facilities, including the Salem Civic Center, the Salem Football Stadium and the Salem Memorial Ballpark, all located approximately one mile southeast of downtown Salem.

The Salem Civic Center consists of an indoor Virginia’s Blue Ridge Sports arena with a 22,000-square-foot floor, seating for 7,000, an annex of 10,000 square feet and various meeting spaces.

The Salem Football Stadium is a 7,157-seat municipal stadium. The stadium proudly hosted the NCAA Division Ill Football Championship for 25 years and the championship plans to return to Salem Stadium in 2023 for its 50th Anniversary Championship. The stadium features dual team coaches’ boxes, suites and broadcast quality lighting.

Salem Memorial Ballpark is home to the Single-A Salem Red Sox and can seat 6,300.

Botetourt Sports Complex

Sports Covered: Softball, baseball, soccer, cross country

The Botetourt Sports Complex is located within the 125-acre Greenfield Recreation Park which features a cross-country course, soccer fields and a hiking trail. The complex features four championship level softball and youth baseball fields, all with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Caitlin Schmelz

Caitlin Schmelz

Sales & Sports Development Manager

Telephone: 540-342-6025