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2017 Hampton Roads Hero Games


Friday, October 20 - Sunday October 29

Chesapeake - Newport News - Norfolk - Virginia Beach 

The Hampton Roads Sports Commission is excited to host the 2nd Annual Hampton Roads Hero Games, presented by Endurance IT Services! The Hero Games were created as a celebration of first responders in our area, and also to stir up some friendly competition between first responder departments! This year, the games will be held from October 20-29 consisting of five sports over ten days in Chesapeake, Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Also, the overall winning departments (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) win money for the charity of their choice!

Click here to register and learn more about the event.

Schedule of events
Friday, Oct. 20 10:00am 
Pistol Challenge
Colonial Shooting Academy
Saturday, Oct. 21 10:00am 
Volleyball Tournament
Tidewater Volleyball Association (TVA)
Sunday, Oct. 22 9:00am 
CrossFit Competition
Compound CrossFit
Saturday, Oct. 28 10:00am
Firefighter Challenge
Virginia Beach Fire & EMS Training Center
Sunday, Oct. 29 9:00am
Softball Tournament
Stoney Run Athletic Complex

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Local Venues

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