SportsEvents Magazine

MAR 2018

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March 2018 70 Stadium at RF&P Park seats about 800. Greenwood Park has four organic-turf fields. Dorey Park features seven multipur- pose fields, eight baseball/softball fields, an 18-hole disc golf course and fishing. Tucka- hoe Park features 12 baseball/softball fields. Capital Park includes five soccer fields. Contact: Henrico County Recreation and Parks, Loudoun County Loudoun County's close proximity to D.C., major airports and interstates makes it an easy choice as a top sports destination in northern Virginia. The area is home to many championship-level venues that welcome athletes of any age and sport. Hotel rooms: 5,700 Major facilities: Morven Park is a 1,000-acre park with eight full-size grass soccer fields that can be converted to support lacrosse, field hockey, rugby, flag football and Ultimate Frisbee. Evergreen Sportsplex has four FIFA One Star-certifi- cation turf fields. Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park includes nine diamonds for baseball/ softball and eight full-size multisport fields for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and foot- ball. Loudoun Sports Park consists of two turf fields and one grass practice field. Ash- burn Ice House has two NHL-size rinks. Ida Lee Park Tennis Center features seven outdoor courts and four indoor courts. Contact: Visit Loudoun, www.visit Lynchburg Lynchburg offers large and small sites with professional-level hospitality for any size sports event. Off the field or court, the vibrant city offers lots of activities to suit any interest. Hotel rooms: 2,100 Major facilities: Liberty University offers facilities for tennis, softball, base- ball, basketball, volleyball, football, track, field hockey and lacrosse. Lynchburg City Stadium Complex houses one baseball field and one football field. Peaks View Park has three lighted tennis courts, seven multipur- pose fields and a disc golf course. Contact: Lynchburg Regional Conven- tion & Visitors Bureau, www.lynchburg Norfolk In eastern Virginia is Norfolk. The charm- ing city offers a variety of indoor and out- door facilities, as well as a number of hotels and family-oriented activities. Hotel rooms: 5,000 Major facilities: Scope Arena & Exhi- bition Hall is a multipurpose venue. Ted Constant Convocation Center is a multi- purpose arena that houses a 23,000-square- foot arena floor and seating for 10,000. Harbor Park is a 12,000-seat Minor League ballpark. Old Dominion University offers facilities for football, tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and basketball. Norfolk State University offers facilities for football, track, basketball, baseball and softball. Contact: Visit Norfolk, www.visit Richmond From lacrosse to swimming and every- thing in between, Richmond has more than enough space to host it all. Hotel rooms: 17,165 Major facilities: River City Sportsplex features 12 all-weather turf fields. Swim- RVA houses a 50-meter, eight-lane pool. Ukrop Park features seven lighted athletic fields, an aquatic center and two synthet- ic-turf fields. Virginia State University Multi-Purpose Center is a 167,000-square- foot multipurpose facility. RF&P Park contains three youth softball fields, one 13-and-up baseball field, three 12-and-un- der baseball fields and two football/soccer fields. Convention center: The Greater Rich- mond Convention Center features 178,000 square feet of contiguous space. Contact: Richmond Region Tourism, Stafford County Stafford County's location between Richmond and Washington, D.C., makes it easily accessible. Hotels: 27 properties Major facilities: Willowmere Park has a baseball field. Embrey Mill Park has six lighted rectangular fields for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. Chichester Park has a baseball field. Smith Lake Park has a baseball field and two rectangular turf fields. Contact: Stafford County Tourism, See Ad On Page 69 Virginia Beach With a large convention center, more than 35 multipurpose fields, more than 10,000 hotel rooms and 35 miles of public beaches, Virginia Beach is an ideal destination for sporting events and tournaments. Hotel rooms: 10,216 Major facilities: The Hampton Roads Soccer Complex has two lighted turf ► THE JEFF ROUSE SWIM AND SPORTS CENTER The Jeff Rouse Swim and Sports Center in Stafford County features three pools including a 50-meter Olympic-size competition pool, a 25-yard recreation pool with water features for kids and a wellness pool heated to 88 degrees. The center also includes a full-size basketball court, fitness floor, kids' club and a full-service café. Make sure to visit the Stafford County Olympian Wall of Fame in the lobby. n V I R G I N I A t

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