The new Virginia Beach Sports Center has already placed Virginia Beach among the top of national sports tourism destinations. The new event center is capable of hosting NCAA and World Indoor Track & Field Tournaments with seating for over 4,500 and is the largest multipurpose basketball/volleyball/wrestling indoor facility on the East Coast. The venue, designed by Hanbury with MEB, Clark Nexsen and Eastern Sports Management working in concert with the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Public Works, Planning, Economic Development and the City Manager’s office, is already placing Virginia Beach at the top of every indoor tournament sponsor’s list. By the first month the venue already had 54 events booked, including the NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships for Divisions I, II and III between 2021-2025.
The Center includes courts, indoor track, spectator seating, kitchen/cafeteria, camping, meeting rooms and exhibit areas along with an entry plaza / recreation area directly across from the Virginia Beach Convention Center in the heart of the resort entertainment district.
With the peak season for the center in the fall, winter and spring seasons, it will leverage the hotel and restaurant capacity to ensure Virginia Beach’s goal of becoming a year-round travel destination is enhanced.