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Sports Planning

The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge has developed a national reputation for hosting great sporting events.

The City of Salem, known as "Virginia's Championship City," has hosted over 50 NCAA Division III Championships including football, softball, basketball, lacrosse and volleyball, as well as NCAA Division II softball and lacrosse championships.

For over 20 years, Virginia's Blue Ridge has also been home to the Subway Coventry Commonwealth Games, a multi-sport festival of Olympic and non-Olympic style events held at numerous venues across the region, which has become Virginia's premier amateur sporting event.

Our location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia on the East Coast of the United States makes the Roanoke Valley easily accessible for athletes, teams and families. The setting and climate also means great weather throughout the year for all kinds of outdoor sports.

The variety of hotels within close proximity to the sports facilities is something athletes and spectators will appreciate.

Most importantly, the experienced tournament directors and facility managers in the Virginia's Blue Ridge know how to organize sporting events and provide services to help make yours a success.

Visit the following sections to learn more about sports planning in the Roanoke Valley:

  • Sports Facilities - We have an impressive inventory of well-maintained, centrally-located fields and facilities that can accommodate all types of sports - ranging from collegiate to professional events.

  • Upcoming Events - Check out all the upcoming sporting events that are already on the calendar in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

  • Sports History - Between hosting numerous NCAA Championships, conference tournaments, amateur world championships, and one of the toughest marathons in the country, the Roanoke Valley is a region with a rich sports history.

  • Contact Us - Have a question about bringing your sporting event to Virginia's Blue Ridge? Contact the team at the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau and we'll be happy to assist you.

Begin planning your event in Virginia's Blue Ridge by submitting an RFP.

Roanoke Valley Spotlight