No Matter the Weather, the Competition Must Go On

by Stephanie Kenney | Posted: Feb 15, 2017

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Sports event planners have a multitude of state-of-the-art indoor facilities across Virginia to choose from for their events. Centrally located in the mid-Atlantic region, Virginia is an ideal destination for participants of sporting events and their families with value and quality customer service as key benefits.

From convention centers to arenas, to community or ice centers, Virginia has a venue to fit your event. Below is just a small sample of the wide selection of options, visit SportsVirginia.org for more.

Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton
The 344,000 Hampton Roads Convention Center, boasting 35 flexible event spaces with the capacity for up to 14,000 delegates, as well as a 102,600 square-foot exhibit hall (divisible by three), is the perfect venue for any indoor athletic event. The center is supported by over 2,000 hotel rooms in close proximity and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system. Read more.

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Liberty University Indoor Track & Field Facility, Lynchburg
The new 130,000-square-foot facility is located on Liberty Mountain, off of Candlers Mountain Road. It features a six-lane hydraulically banked (curves can be raised or lowered for different events) 200-meter track, staging area and warm-up track for athletes, accommodations for field events, locker rooms, weight and training rooms, coaches’ offices, concessions and seating for 1,500 spectators. Read more.

Prince William Ice Center, Woodbridge
Athletes will feel at home as they step onto the ice at the Prince William Ice Center, located 30 miles from Washington, D.C. The center offers a full program of competitive figure skating, hockey, speed skating, and curling in a safe, family-friendly environment. Both NHL and Olympic regulation rinks, along with locker rooms, audio, meeting rooms, and video streaming capabilities, concessions, and parking for nearly 200, make this a top choice for ice sports in the Northern Virginia region. Read more.

Scope Arena and Exhibition Halls, Norfolk
Norfolk Scope is a cultural, entertainment, convention and sports complex comprising an 11,000-person arena, a 2,500-person theater known as Chrysler Hall and a 600 car parking garage. The four exhibit halls may be used in conjunction with each other by removing portable partitions. There is 60,000 square feet of exhibit hall space expandable to a total of 140,000 square feet of usable space. Read more.

Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond
The sheer size and central location of the Greater Richmond Convention Center makes it one of the most desirable indoor sport destinations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The facility is conveniently situated in the heart of Virginia’s capital city, just minutes from Richmond International Airport. The Greater Richmond Convention Center is the largest convention center in Virginia with 700,000 square feet of available space and spans 5.5 city blocks. It includes 178,000 square feet of contiguous space and a 30,000 sq. ft. ballroom. Read more.

-Greater Richmond Convention Center, Credit: Richmond Sportsbackers-

Berglund Center, Roanoke
The recently renovated Berglund Center has four different venues for your event. The Berglund Center Coliseum has a capacity of 9,600 and 20,286 sq. ft. of space. The Berglund Performing Arts Theatre has a capacity of 2,136. The Berglund Special Events Center has 46,000 sq. ft. of space. Berglund Hall has 10,000 sq. ft. of space. Read more.

Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach
Located just blocks away from the ocean, this convention center has 150,012 square feet of open space that can be converted into basketball courts and volleyball courts. It is also great space for cheerleading competitions, gymnastic competitions, martial arts and wrestling competitions. This facility also hosts tournaments at the local, state and national level. Read more.

Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond
Richmond Raceway Complex is a sprawling 1100 acre property consisting of over 100,000 square feet of indoor space, expansive parking lots used for autocross events and festivals as well as a 6,000 seat covered amphitheater host to numerous concerts throughout the year. Events at this property range from consumer tradeshows and corporate meetings to 5k fun runs and racing experiences on the track. Read more.

Chesapeake Conference Center, Chesapeake
This 20,000 square foot fully carpeted building can be converted into nine smaller rooms to accommodate your event. It’s great for indoor wrestling matches, martial arts competitions, and gymnastic competitions. Read more.

Denbeigh Community Center, Newport News
This 52,800 square foot facility with a double gymnasium is surrounded by an indoor walking track. The gymnasiums are used for sports leagues such as basketball, field hockey, indoor soccer, and volleyball. This facility also hosts tournaments at the local, state and national level.

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