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.
Surrounded by greenery, Layfette Park offers traditional park amenities such as, baseball, basketball and softball fields. The 40-arce park is the perfect place to have a cookout or party; there are picnic shelters and picnic tables on site. Playgrounds, tennis courts and a horseshoe pits are all available for a great day outdoors
Located in Newport News. This multipurpose center has 80,415 square feet of recreation space that includes a:
It also holds a 200 seat gymnasium with a full basketball court and indoor walking/jogging track.The center also features:
Home of the 2018 Corporate Challenge 5k Run, Tug of War, Cornhole, and Field Day 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!
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.
Chrysler Hall, located in Norfolk, VA, serves as the premier performing arts center of Hampton Roads. Seating 2,500 in the orchestra, dress circle, and balcony, Chrysler Hall is well suited to a multitude of events. Its main lobby and two-level grand hall can easily accommodate bistro tables as well as buffet serving tables for a complete evening of patron entertaining. The venue has hosted countless concerts and events, including the following:
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!
*Due to large softball tournaments at this park, parking for shelter reservations cannot be guaranteed; Additional parking is available at Tallwood Elementary School.
Conveniently located on Virginia Beach Boulevard, Colonial Shooting Academy (CSA) offers a friendly, state-of-the-art shooting facility for all skill levels, from curious beginner to the expert marksman. CSA is a 5-star shooting facility by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. This distinction made CSA the first 5-star range in Virginia, the fourth on the east coast, and only 25 nationwide. CSA's range viewing windows allows participants to safely watch the shooting practice. CSA is open to for public rentals and memberships provide unlimited lane use and discounts on classes.
2017 Hero Games Venue
Compound CrossFit will host the CrossFit Challenge!
Compound Crossfit offers specialty classes, personal training, coaching, and small group sessions to help you get in the shape you want to be in. The CrossFit portion of the Hero Games will be a team competition (same gender) and all the weights will be possible for all levels of athletes.
Compound CrossFit offers:
Course Movements for the competition include:
Home of the 2017 Ladies' Day to Play 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.
This 50,000 square foot facility opened in 2012 andl features two gymnasiums, a dance room, multi-purpose rooms and a concession/cafe area in Newport News, VA.
A variety of fitness classes are offered including yoga, morning exercise classes, Tai Chi and Essentrics: Aging Backwards. The center also hosts special events such as periodic health screenings, speaker's bureau, cultural enrichment programs and educational seminars.
Open recreation in the gym is offered Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4pm, and includes pickleball, badminton, cornhole and basketball. Semi-annual pickeball and cornhold fun days are also held at the center.
The center is located in the Stonebrook area of Newport News and is open to the public!
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Located on the campus of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. The Freeman Center is a state of the art multipurpose facility with seating for 5,000. The center features:
The facility is the performance venue for CNU's Men's & Women's basketball, indoor track and volleyball programs
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:
The Hampton Roads Soccer Complex is located in Virginia Beach on 75 acres with 19 quality soccer fields, consisting of:
Harbor Park is home to the Norfolk Tides Minor League Baseball team. 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.
The Huntington Park Tennis Center offers many activities on their 20 lighted hard-courts such as
The center also offers racquet stringing, ball machine and backboard rental. The Park includes a beach, playground, and a museum. Seating capacity: 150 at each of the three main courts.
* Site of the regional and state USTA Junior and Adult tournament and also the site of the AAU Junior Olympic Games tennis competition as well as the 2003 National Senior Games.
Host for the January Sports Council Meeting
Oceanfront hotel on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk:
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.
Newport News Golf Club at Deer Run has a variety of practice areas centrally located to the Clubhouse.
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.
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.
The 18-hole Ocean View Golf Course in Norfolk, Virginia is a public golf course that opened in 1930. Ocean View Golf Course measures 6152 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 117 and a 69 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bermuda.
Current/Former Pro Golfers to play at Ocean View:
Owl Creek Tennis Center features:
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.
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.
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.
Chesapeake community centers include a:
Centers are open year-round and are used by:
Riverview Gymnastics Center is home to the Flipateers and Superkids (competitive and show gymnastics teams) and the city Arts dance team. Some of the Center’s features include:
In addition, this center also hosts a variety of aerobics, dance, marital arts, and children's sports classes offered through the Instructional Classes Program and birthday parties.
Originally designed for softball, this great facility can also be used for youth baseball, youth soccer, and field hockey. Whether you are interested in weekly leagues or cometitive tournaments, they will have something for you!
Stumpy Lake Golf Course offers a truly unique golf experience! Designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, the course stretches through the natural wonders of a 1400 acre nature preserve and is completely absent of any signs of commercialization or residential development. Sightings of deer, fox, eagles, and ospreys are common, and from time to time it is even possible to enjoy a bear sighting. Stumpy Lake now features:
With its location just moments from I-64, the course enjoys strong participation from golfers across the region, and it is close enough to its sister club, Honey Bee, to accommodate golfers interested in playing 36 holes in one day.
2017 Hampton Roads Sports Awards Best Sports Facility
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.
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.”
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The Adventure Park Promotes:
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The Field Hockey Regional Training Center features:
Events held at the Training Center include:
The Convention Center is approximately 500,000 square foot and includes:
The facility has been the host site for gymnastics tournaments, wrestling championships, marathon runs, and more! Of these have been:
For a list of upcoming events, visit their website here.
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.
2017 Hero Games Venue
Virginia Beach Fire & EMS Training Center will host the Firefighter Challenge!
The Virginia Beach Fire & Training Center is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, and conducting various emergency medical programs of study for EMS members, public safety officers (firefighters, police officers, communications officers, etc.), hospital personnel, and the general public. The Firefighter Challenge will be an individual competition and the course will consist of six (6) stages that must be completed in order to avoid disqualification. Each competitor gets one (1) attempt through the course and there is a course cutoff time of seven (7) minutes.
Stage 1: Tower run
Stage 2: Keiser Force Machine/Forcible Entry Machine
Stage 3: Foam Buckets
Stage 4: Mannequin Drag
Stage 5: Run
Stage 6: Ladder Carry
Nestled in a setting of matured hardwood forests and Rolling Meadows, this golf course was designed for tournament play. The course stretches to an imposing 7,432 yards and includes:
With a mild climate and fourteen miles of white sandy beach, the Virginia Beach Oceanfront is an ideal place for a variety of outdoor sports. The Oceanfront has served to host
The steel and concrete structured stadium has 3-levels and hosts a variety of sport activities, tournaments, festivals, events, and runs.
The Sportsplex is also home to all natural grass athletic fields that cover 3 acres, making them customisable for any event.
Bells Mill Park features footpaths through wetlands and meadows in open natural areas with elevated scenic views of Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River; Former Landfill with an environmental cap so no bikes or motorized vehicles are allowed. Additional parking available across the street in the Civic Center – West parking lot.
Bells Mill Trail – 2.5-mile circular running trail in park
Boo Williams Sportsplex located in Hampton, VA is a multi-purpose venue developed by prominent athlete, coach and youth sports advocate Boo Williams. The Sportsplex is a $13.5M 135,000 square foot multi-sport facility that contains:
The facility can accommodate a multitude of sports such as:
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:
C2 Shooting Center strives to operate both the finest and safest shooting facility in the area. From training the US Navy special operations community to working with the US Marshall Service to teaching beginners how to shoot, their classes are personalized to your individual needs. C2 provides instruction and range experience no matter your level of expertise.
Virginia Wesleyan's Marlins compete in basketball and volleyball on the Donald M. Forsyth Court, named after the College's first coach and director of athletics, who was instrumental in the formation of the successful varsity sports program.
Elizabeth Manor is a private country club located on the beautiful Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, Virginia. Whether you're playing golf, tennis, swimming, socializing, or just relaxing, Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club cultivates an enjoyable active lifestyle with a strong community of friends and neighbors. Membership at Elizabeth Manor offers a "home away from home" that families can enjoy over the "course" of their lives.
Elizabeth Manor offers: 18 hole, par 70 championship golf course, Olympic size swimming pool, 6 tennis courts, dining options and event rooms
Host of the 60th Annual Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament!
Great Neck Community Recreation Center is an 83,931 square foot multi-faceted center, located behind Cox High School and next door to Great Neck Park. To participate in most activities you will need a valid membership card or day pass. Check out their website for more information on memebership!