Sports Virginia is a statewide collaboration of professionals from local convention and visitor bureaus, sports commissions, parks and recreation offices and facilities. Our main goal is to bring more sports competitions and events to Virginia to increase visitor expenditures, tax revenues and employment statewide. Virginia partners have joined together at select national sports tradeshows such as TEAMS – Travel, Events and Management in Sports. Contact Joni Johnson if you would like to partner at tradeshows, sales missions or participate in Sports Virginia partner discussion meetings.
VTC belongs to the following sports organizations:
- ACES (Association of Chief Executives for Sport)
- NASC (National Association of Sports Commissions)
- VRSP (Virginia Recreation and Park Society)
The SportsVirginia.org website is a great statewide tool which increases Virginia’s exposure in the sports market to sports events rights holders that represent tournaments and events. One feature of the site is a list of major sports venues that are searchable by the type of sports the venue can accommodate thus helping the rights holder compare venue options.
Make your venue visible to these buyers by adding a listing to the website. We are looking for venues that groups can use to host tournaments and competitions. We are NOT looking for sports venues for individual sports enthusiasts such as fishing charters or resort recreation centers. These venues can be listed under the “Get Outside” tab of the www.Virginia.org website.
Promote your Sports Venues
Let us help you promote your sports venues. We need you to add your sports venue listings and/or help spread the word with your local partners such as colleges, sports commissions and parks and recreation departments to add listings for your region.