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From touchdowns to finish lines, Virginia is where athletes compete for glory.

Sports Virginia is a statewide collaboration of professionals from local convention and visitor bureaus, sports commissions, parks and recreation departments and facilities. Our sports experts are geared toward making the planning and hosting of sporting events as seamless as possible.

This site is your one stop source for information to help with planning an event in Virginia. The Virginia team can assist with site selection and distribution of bid/RFP information statewide or to select Sports Virginia partners.

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Latest News

  • August 9, 2019

    The Central Virginia Sports Commission (CVSC) is creating the Heart of Virginia Corporate Cup presented by Vista Graphics. The event will take place October 10-12, 2019, location TBA, and will engage the regional business community in competitive, social, participatory and charitable competitions in a networking environment.
  • July 9, 2019

    Shenandoah University Is Building A New State-Of-The-Art Esports Arena That Will Not Only Accommodate The School’s Esports Program, But Also The Sport’s Growing Popularity And Upcoming Launch Into Virginia Public High Schools.
  • June 19, 2019

    The Lynchburg Hillcats, Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are excited to announce that the team will be hosting the 2020 Carolina League All-Star Classic. Presented by the Central Virginia Sports Commission, the game will take place at City Stadium on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
  • March 8, 2019

    Lionsbridge FC will welcome the Richmond Kickers, the longest continuously running professional soccer club in the United States, to Pomoco Stadium on the campus of Christopher Newport University for a friendly on Tuesday, July 9.
  • January 31, 2019

    The Hampton Roads Sports Commission is proud to announce the inaugural Water Country USA® Kids Triathlon. The event will be held at Water Country USA on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. The Water Country USA Kids Triathlon is open to boys and girls of all skills levels ages 6-14.
  • December 5, 2018

    An independent non-profit created to impact the region through sports. A National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) study states that in 2017 the sports tourism industry had an $11.4 billion dollar impact on the U.S. economy.
  • June 12, 2018

    During a groundbreaking ceremony in October 2015, Ali Krieger – a 2016 Olympian and member of the 2015 Women's World Cup championship team – said she looked forward to the day she could come back and open the new sports complex that would eventually bear her name.
  • May 14, 2018

    Virginia’s Blue Ridge (VBR) Sports along with Botetourt County, Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce and Muddy Squirrel are pleased to announce the inaugural Virginia’s Blue Ridge Gran Fondo starting and finishing at Ballast Point on Sunday, October 14th.
  • May 3, 2018

    Virginia’s Blue Ridge Sports and Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism are pleased to announce the first ever Spartan Kids Race in Virginia this summer. The race will be held at Green Hill Park on July 21-22.

Meet Virginia's Team

  • Joni Johnson, CTP, TMP
    Virginia Tourism Corporation
    Director of Sales
  • Stephanie Kenney
    Stephanie Kenney
    Virginia Tourism Corporation
    Marketing Specialist

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