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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.

Virginia Beach Sportsplex

 2016 Hero Games Venue

Host of the 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run, Cornhole and Tug-of-War Events!

The steel and concrete structured stadium has 3-levels and hosts a variety of sport activities, tournaments, festivals, events, and runs.

  • It holds 6,000 seats overall, located on two levels. However, stadium capacity is about 10,000.
    • Lower deck contains 3,600 seats,
    • Upper deck contains 2,400 seats with six luxury suites.
    • The majority of the seats have armchairs with seat backs.
    • The stadium's state-of-the-art turf surface is more than adequate to handle the full range of typical field events, including football, field hockey, lacrosse, and many more!

The Sportsplex is also home to all natural grass athletic fields that cover 3 acres, making them customisable for any event.

    • Soccer, lacrosse, flag football, festivals, and a variety of 5k runs use these fields.
    • Field maintenance is conducted regularly to ensure that high quality grass is enjoyed at each and every event at the Sportsplex Athletic Fields.
Hampton, VA
War Memorial Stadium
For a truly nostalgic feel, hold your next baseball tournament in one of the few all-wooden ballparks left in the world! Home to the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plains league, an event in this beautiful park-like setting is like a visit to baseball's early years. For event management, an elevated and enclosed sky-box is available. Seating capacity: 5,125.
Willams Farm Recreation Center
Williams Farm Recreation Center is a brand new 70,993 square foot, Silver LEED-certified facility located off Newtown Road between Diamond Springs and Newtown Elementary Schools.