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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.

 
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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!

 

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.

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.

Brittingham-Midtown Community Center

Located in Newport News. This multipurpose center has 80,415 square feet of recreation space that includes a:

  • 500-seat natatorium with a 50-meter indoor pool
  • 10 competitive scored and timed lanes
  • three-meter diving board
  • two one-meter diving boards and a 14-foot diving well

It also holds a 200 seat gymnasium with a full basketball court and indoor walking/jogging track.The center also features:

  • therapeutic and mature adult recreation areas
  • seven multipurpose rooms
  • 14,000 square feet outdoor covered area for basketball and special events
C2 Shooting Center

 2016 Hero Games Venue

C2 Shooting Center will Host the Pistol Challenge!

 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.

  • 5 public ranges
    • 300 yard rifle shooting
    • 10 yard steel pistol range
  • Kent Mote's C2 Training Center (private)
    • used by private citizens, military professionals, and law enforcement agencies
Norfolk, VA
Chrysler Hall

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:

  • Virginia Symphony
  • Norfolk Forum
    • The Norfolk Forum has presented at least four speakers a year since its first speaker in 1933
    • Presenters have included  philosophers, educators, consumer advocates, authors, historians, futurists, judges, musical revues, ambassadors, financial wizards, rocket scientists, war correspondents, foreign affairs experts, film critics, a self-described spy, and even a con man
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.

Compound Crossfit

 2016 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:

  • Olympic Lifting equipment
  • Crossfit Games Advanced Training materials
  • Boot Camp workout exercise equipment

Course Movements for the competition include:

  • Running
  • Burpees
  • Bench press
  • Air squat
  • Slam ball
  • Kettlebell swing

 

Denbigh Community Center

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!

Hours:

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 4:00pm

 

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
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
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.

Amenities include:

  • Lighted Lacrosse and Field Hockey Astro Turf Field
  • Lighted Multi-Purpose Field Turf Field
  • Athletic Training Room
  • Athlete Weight Training Room
  • 2 Football Practice Fields
  • Team Locker Rooms
  • Educational Classrooms

 

Princess Anne Athletic Complex

 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.
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.
Hampton, VA
Boo Williams Sportsplex

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:

  • eight hard wood basketball courts
  • a 6-lane indoor track
  • 4,000 spectator seats
  • event operation center
  • trainers room

The facility can accommodate a multitude of sports such as:

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Wrestling
Hampton, VA
Buckroe Beach
Lapped by the gentle waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Buckroe Beach is one of Hampton's best kept secrets. This 3/4 mile beach is the perfect outdoor playground for sports enthusiasts and recreational beach bathers alike. During the summer months, the waterfront pavilion is home to free family movies and outdoor concerts. Amenities include picnic shelters with grills and tables, a playground, six beach volleyball courts with flexibility for additional as needed, a bike path, an outdoor shower, and kayak and paddle boat rentals. Four-legged friends will enjoy the beach's bark park (advance registration required).
Norfolk, VA
Bud Metheny Baseball Complex

The Bud Metheny Baseball Complex located in Norfolk, VA is home to the Old Dominion Universtiy Monarch basbeall 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. Coach Metheny worked for the university for over 30 years and served as:

  • Baseball Manager 1948 - 1980 
  • Basketball Coach 1948 - 1965
  • Athletic Director 1963 - 1970

All this was after an 11 year playing career with the New York Yankess that included a World Series Title in 1943. He holds the record for most baseball wins in school history with 423. ODU baseball has continued that success with a few 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 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
Hampton, VA
Darling Stadium
Darling Stadium has been home to a number of state and regional athletic competitions. This state-of-the-art stadium can accommodate archery, football, field hockey, rugby, soccer, and track and field. It features seating for 8,000 spectators, outdoor fencing, outdoor lighting, two concession stands, and is readily equipped for television and radio broadcasts.
Norfolk, VA
Dick Price Football Stadium, Norfolk State University
With a seating capacity of 30,000, this first-class football facility at Norfolk State University includes an 8-lane polyurethane track, computerized timers, and facilities that allow all field events to be held within the stadium. Norfolk State University also has a baseball stadium, tennis complex and softball fields.
Elizabeth Manor Golf Club

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!

Norfolk, VA
Folkes/Stevens Indoor Tennis Center
This facility is located on the campus of Old Dominion University. There is over 74,000 square feet and includes 8 indoor courts with the same surface as the courts at the US open. The center offers men's and women's locker rooms, team break rooms, a concession area on the mezzanine level and over 6,000 square feet spectator viewing. The Center also includes 12 outdoor courts.
Freeman Center, Christopher Newport University

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:

  • three basketball courts
  • 200-meter indoor track
  • volleyball court
  • restaurant
  • 10,000 square feet of fitness and wellness space

The facility is the performance venue for CNU's Men's & Women's basketball, indoor track and volleyball programs 

Great Neck Recreation Center

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!

Amenities:

  • Indoor Pool with diving board
  • Multipurpose Gymnasium
  • Sportwall
  • Traverse Climbing wall
  • Billiards 
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