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No matter the sport, there is a venue for it in Hampton Roads. Whether it involves sand, waves, fish or water - we've got that by the bucket full! To search our venues - Use the search feature to access our detailed facility inventory. To see a complete listing, read our facilities guide in PDF.

 
Virginia Beach Convention Center

The Convention Center is approximately 500,000 square foot and includes:

  • 148,000 square foot exhibition hall
  • 38,000-32,000 square feet of Ballroom
  • 25,000 square feet of meeting rooms
  • Increased pre-function space
  • Parking up to 2,500 spaces.

The facility has been the host site for gymnastics tournaments, wrestling championships, marathon runs, and more! Of these have been:

  • NHSCA National Wrestling Duals
  • Shamrock Marathon
  • Rock and Roll Half Marathon
  • Excalibur Cup Gymnastics

For a list of upcoming events, visit their website here.

Norfolk, VA
Bud Metheny Baseball Complex

The Bud Metheny Baseball Complex located in Norfolk, VA is home to the Old Dominion Universtiy Monarch baseball team, who compete in Conference USA. The ballpark has a seating capacity of 2,500 and is named after long-time basketball coach, baseball manager and athletic director Bud Metheny. Check out the Monarch's schedule here, and come out and show your support!

ODU baseball has continuous success with a few alumni players making it to the MLB:

  • Justin Verlander - Detroit Tigers
  • Daniel Hudson - Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Wayne Gomes - Philadelphia Phillies
  • John Montague - Montreal Expos
  • Jeff Ware - Toronto Blue Jays
  • Kevin Bearse - Cleveland Indians

 

 

Chesapeake City Park

Home of the 2017 Corporate Challenge 5k Run, Tug of War, and Cornhole events!

This 90-acre site has 60 acres of open space with the remainder rows of reforested pine trees. Chesapeake City Park is the premier place in Chesapeake for entertainment!

 

Chesapeake Conference Center

From business meetings to trade shows, receptions to galas, High School reunions to weddings, and sporting competitions to concerts, the Chesapeake Conference Center has done it! This venue is a premier, full-service banquet, conference, and meeting center that can handle any event from a casual gathering to black tie affair.

The Chesapeake Conference Center has supported their local athletes and competitions such as the AAU Junior Olympic Games, bringing sports enthusiasts from all over the globe to Chesapeake.

  • 39,000 square feet of versatile function space with room for up to 200 exhibits
  • High-speed Internet and Free Wi-Fi
  • Award-winning culinary team
  • Over 350 FREE parking spaces on site
  • Area's best variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment within one mile of the Center
  • A well trained, well-seasoned staff focused on making your event perfect
City View Park

This 43-acre park is an ideal setting for family and athletic outings. Check out our walking trails through the woods. With alot of open space it is a great place to meet friends and family for fun engaging activities!

Amenities:

  • Concessions
  • Vending Machines
  • Picnic Shelter with Charcoal Grills
  • Playgrounds
  • Shared-Use Path

*Due to large softball tournaments at this park, parking for shelter reservations cannot be guaranteed; Additional parking is available at Tallwood Elementary School.

Cypress Point Country Club

Home of the 2017 Corporate Challenge Golf Tournament!

Cypress Point Country Club is a semi-private golf course, restaurant and venue for private events located at the intersection of Wesleyan Drive and Cypress Point Boulevard.  They were awarded the Virginian Pilot's "Best of the Best" award nine times. Cypress Point Country Club offers an 18 hole par 72 championship golf course with Bermuda fairways.

Great Dismal Swamp

Outdoor adventures abound in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Chesapeake, VA! It covers more than 112,000 acres of pristine forested wetlands and is home to Lake Drummond, the second largest natural lake in Virginia. This foreboding paradise has inspired writers and outdoor enthusiasts alike and is a must see for any Chesapeake visitor!

The Great Dismal Swamp offers:

  • Miles of hiking (and biking) trails on the Dismal Town Boardwalk Trail, an elevated wooden walkway over the swamp
  • A 4.5 mile Washington Ditch Trail to Lake Drummond
  • Activities such as boating, kyaking and canoeing on the lake
Hampton Roads Soccer Complex

The Hampton Roads Soccer Complex is located in Virginia Beach on 75 acres with 19 quality soccer fields, consisting of:

  • 5 small-sided fields
  • 3 junior fields
  • 11 full size fields, with Tifway Bermuda grass.

Amenities:

  • Restrooms
  • Concessions
  • Meeting room
  • First aid and Trainer’s room
  • Two picnic shelters
Norfolk, VA
Harbor Park

The Norfolk Tides Minor League Baseball Team plays at Harbor Park stadium! Don't miss any of their games and promotional nights by clicking on their game schedule here, and promotion schedule here.

The professional baseball stadium is located in downtown Norfolk on the Elizabeth River, and was opened in 1993. Harbor Park features almost 9,000 lower deck seats, 2,800 upper deck seats, and 400 seats in 24 luxury skyboxes leased to area corporations. The park also features a 225-seat restaurant known as "Hits at the Park" which offers a full view of the playing field. Overlooking left field is a 300-person tiered picnic area. Total capacity for Harbor Park is 11,856. The playing surface is Natural Grass, and the dimensions are 333 ft. in LF, 410 ft. in CF, and 318 ft in RF.

Norfolk, VA
Norfolk Scope

Built in 1971, Scope Arena remains the world's largest reinforced thin-shell concrete dome. An iconic landmark in downtown Norfolk, it is currently home to the Norfolk Admirals hockey team and host of the MEAC Basketball Tournament.

Venue details:

  • Multipurpose arena & convention hall with main floor dimensions of 227' x 133'
  • Oval shape offers 24,466 square feet of space with a maximum ceiling height of 110-ft
  • The four exhibit facilities may be used in conjunction with each other
  • These halls are easily converted into one by removing portable partitions.
  • 60,000 square feet of exhibit hall space expandable to a total of 140,000 square feet of usable space.
  • Portable stages can be arranged.
  • Seating Capacity: Ice Hockey - 8,900; Basketball - 10,250; Boxing - 11,134
Owl Creek Tennis Center

Owl Creek Tennis Center features:

  • 14 lighted outdoor courts,
  • 4 practice courts,
  • A tennis shop with repair facilities,
  • A pro shop,
  • Restrooms/locker room & shower facilities
  • Children's playground.
POMOCO Stadium, Christopher Newport University

POMOCO Stadium debuted in 2001, along with the Christopher Newport football program, and played host to CNU’s first game in history, against Salisbury on Sept. 1, 2001.  Although the official capacity is listed at 4,200, a total of 6,135 crammed their way in through the use of portable stands and standing room to watch that initial contest. The Captains averaged 4,630 in 2001, ranking ninth in NCAA Division III attendance, and sold out all four home games. In 2002 they averaged 3,948 per game, including one in very inclement weather, and ranked eighth in Division III.  In 2003 the stadium project was completed with the addition of brick facade, permanent concession stands and rest rooms, a large press box and beautiful President’s Suite.  POMOCO Stadium has one of the finest grass playing surfaces in the South and has already been host to summer camps featuring many NFL players.

Norfolk, VA
Powhatan Sports Center

Old Dominion University's own Powhatan Sports Complex is home to the Powhatan Football Field, a multipurpose stadium with artificial surface that has over 2,800 seats, concessions stands and locker rooms. This field is mainly used by ODU as well as local Norfolk High Schools, Maury and Granby High. Adjacent to the football field, the Sports Center also contains a field hockey and lacrosse stadium where ODU's teams practice and compete. The lighted stadium has over 1,500 permanent seats with room for additional 1,500 temporary seats, Astro Turf field, concessions stands and restrooms. This complex also includes two lighted practice football fields for the ODU Football Team.

Princess Anne Athletic Complex

 Official site of the 2017 Corporate Challenge!

The Princess Anne Athletic Complex is located in the heart of Princess Anne Commons across the street from the Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Veteran's United Home Loans Amphitheater.

Softball/Baseball Fields

  • ​8 lighted softball/baseball fields
  • 300 ft fences, fencing 8 ft tall
  • Hollywood bases can be set 60’/65’/70’
  • Hollywood pitching rubbers can be set 40’/43’/50’/53’
  • Portable fencing is available to reduce fields sizes to 200ft
  • Electronic scoreboards
  • Shaded player benches
  • Shaded ADA accessible spectator area
  • Full-service concession and restroom area
  • On-site parking with over 830 spaces

Multi-Purpose Fields

  • ​7 multi-purpose fields (2 are lighted)
  • Full size 120 X 80 yd playing surface
  • Offer a variety of adaptable sports
  • Full-service concession and restroom area
  • On-site parking with over 830 spaces
River Crest Community Center

 2016 Hero Games Venue

Chesapeake community centers include a:

  • Gymnasium
  • Locker and shower facilities
  • Health room
  • Game room
  • Meeting rooms

Centers are open year-round and are used by:

  • Private groups for birthday parties
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Wedding and baby showers
  • Family reunions
Norfolk, VA
Ted Constant Convocation Center, Old Dominion University
The Ted Constant Convocation Center, on the campus of Old Dominion University, is a state-of-the-art facility, consisting of 219,330 square feet. The facility features 8,600 fixed seats for basketball games and sporting events. The seating capacity may be increased to 9,300 for concert seating events. The Center has a 9,000 square foot multipurpose room that can be divided into assembly and small-space environments to accommodate meetings, dinners, receptions, and pre- and post-activity gatherings.
The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium

Located in the majestic trees of the Aquarium, between the Marsh Pavilion and the Bay & Ocean Pavilion, you will find the amazing “aerial forest park.”

Climbing Up There?

  • A series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges. Each bridge presents a different challenge of how to get to the next platform.
  • Choose level of difficulty from 13 different color-coded trails:
    • Beginner: (easier and lower to the ground)
    • Intermediate: (in the middle)
    • Advanced: (the most challenging)

Before The Climb

  • Receive a complete safety briefing and orientation. The double-connected, “always-locked-on” climbing system helps keep your climbing harness securely attached to the safety line at all times.
  • Acknowledge the trails are intentionally designed for your self-discovery, making lessons unnecessary. The Park Guides are available to assist throughout your visit.

The Adventure Park Promotes:

  • Outdoor fun in nature’s beauty
  • Builds self confidence
  • Family/friend togetherness
  • “Feel-Good Exercise”

For more information about the Adventure Park click HERE

Norfolk, VA
Towne Point Park
"Norfolk's 7-acre waterfront park is the downtown site of more than 65 major outdoor concerts, award-winning festivals, and special events each year. Festivals include Harborfest, the Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival, Afr'AM Fest and Virginia Wine Festival." Boat and ferry rides are available from the park. Parking available at nearby garages.
Virginia Beach Field House

Official site of the 2017 Corporate Challenge 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament!

The Virginia Beach Field House, at approximately 175,000 square feet, is one of the largest indoor sports facilities on the East Coast. It houses youth programs, camps & clinics, parties, and events & tournaments.

Norfolk, VA
Jane P. Batten Students Center, Virginia Wesleyan College

The Jane P. Batten Student Center located at the center of the Virginia Wesleyan College campus is a 137,000 square foot multipurpose facility. The Batten Student Center is devoted to promoting health, leadership and a love for athletics.

The Center contains an arena that houses a competition:

  • basketball court
  • 3 practice courts
  • 3 volleyball courts
  • 1,150 chair -back seats
  • elevated jogging track
  • 36-foot climbing wall
  • 3 racquetball courts
  • 8-lane 25-yard swimming pool

The Center also houses: 

  • athletic offices
  • the chaplains office
  • bookstore
  • student counseling center
John B. Todd Stadium
John B. Todd Stadium is a football stadium located on Warwick Blvd. between Minton and Hidenwood Drives in Newport News, Virginia. Todd Stadium is owned and operated by Newport News Public Schools since its opening in 1967. All five high schools in Newport News use the stadium for football as well as track meets. Todd Stadium has a capacity of about 11,000 people. It is typically packed for AAA Peninsula District games and has also been used for state championship football games. Todd Stadium is also used for the VHSL AAA state track and field championships. It is named after John B. Todd, who was a standout football player at Newport News High School and at the College of William and Mary.
Norfolk, VA
Kempsville Green Municipal Golf Course
This course's front nine offers wide yet well-bunkered fairways, while its back nine affords even larger landing areas in its fairways. Water hazards come into play on several holes. Tee times are only reserved for the weekends.
Kiln Creek
The Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort is the leisure and recreational hub of the Virginia Peninsula. Its 18 hole championship course is one of the finest tests of golf in the state of Virginia. The 6,972 yard, par 72 layout was designed by the highly respected architect Tom Clark. Golf Digest stated Kiln Creek is "one of the best five golf courses in the state of Virginia", and recognized the course as being one of the top 100 new courses in America when it opened.
Norfolk, VA
Lake Wright Golf Course
This course was built on an island in the middle of Lake Wright. The greens are elevated and fast, while the fairways are fairly wide and flat. Water hazards on seven holes and an abundance of sand bunkers are strategically placed throughout the course.
Newport News Golf at Deer Run

Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run is a public facility with 36 holes of championship golf. Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run has the ability to host starting time or shotgun events for as few as 24 or as many as 288 golfers. 

  • The Deer Run Golf Course is a spectacular Ed Ault designed Championship Golf Course. The 7,206 course will test the mettle of even the most experienced golfer. Cut among Virginia hardwoods, the players rarely see another group of golfers. Curious white tail deer and the abundance of wildlife have caused it to be listed on the National Audubon Society Registry.
  • The Deer Run course received Golf Digest Best Places to Play 4 Stars.

Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run has a variety of practice areas centrally located to the Clubhouse.

  • There is a bent grass putting green and a Bermuda grass chipping green available for practicing.
  • The driving range has 25 stations that the golfer has the ability to hit off grass or mats. The range is over 320 yards deep with three target greens and marked yardages.
  • The balls for the range are Pinnacle Range Balls, which are replaced with new balls every year.
Newport News Park

This 8,000-acre park with two fresh water reservoirs is one of the largest municipal parks east of the Mississippi. The park features a campground, golf course, stage, ropes and initiatives course, horsehow arena, disc golf course, watercraft rentals, 30-miles of hiking trails, 5-mile mountain bike trail, and a 5.3-mile bikeway.

Norfolk, VA
Norfolk Collegiate Turf Fields

The athletic complex in 2015 made Norfolk Collegiate the first K-12 school in the greater Hampton Roads region with two side-by-side, competition-size turf fields with lights. As the only school with such fields in Hampton Roads, Collegiate offers our student-athletes and the local athletic community a standout facility for local and regional tournaments, as well as the opportunity to train and compete daily on professional-level surfaces. 

Not only does a synthetic grass field allow teams to practice and play games under all weather conditions, it easily accommodates multiple sports to be played on one field.See below for detailed information on the turf fields.

  • Two 70x110 yard, competition-sized, pre-lined artificial turf fields

  • Comprised of approximately 164,500 square feet of TurfField Classic Slit Film two-inch with an infill mix

  • Fields are pre-lined for soccer, field hockey, women’s lacrosse and men’s lacrosse

  • Six state-of-the-art Musco® lights; two are 80 feet tall and four are 70 feet tall 
  • Bleachers provide seating for 500 spectators
  • New, high-visibly scoreboards

  • A batting cage offers a designated hitting area, as well as usage of fields for conditioning and fielding practice for our softball and baseball teams. 

 

Norfolk, VA
Ocean View Golf Course

 2016 Hero Games Venue

Ocean View Golf Course will Host the Golf Tournament!

Now only $300 for a foursome!

 Ocean View Golf Course, located in Norfolk, Virginia is among Hampton Roads' most memorable and enjoyable golf courses! It has enjoyed a long successful 85 year history and was the first course in the United States to offer rental pull carts before electric carts became the preferred choice on the course.

Current/Former Pro Golfers to play at Ocean View:

  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Tiger Woods
  • Curtis Strange
  • Dean Beaman
  • Sam Snead