Sports Events Hosted in Virginia's Blue Ridge

The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge has hosted some the premier sporting events in the country.

It's an impressive resume of players and teams who have competed in various events and tournaments in Virginia's Blue Ridge, and we look forward to seeing the list continue to grow!

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The following highlights some of the events Virginia's Blue Ridge has hosted or currently hosts:

  • City of Salem - "Virginia's Championship City" - has hosted over 90 NCAA Championships

  • Virginia's Blue Ridge TWENTY24 Pro Cycling Team - the team is headquartered in VBR and has sent numerous cyclists to the Olympics

  • Salem Red Sox, a Class High-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox - Salem Memorial Ballpark

  • Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs - Southern Professional Hockey League - Berglund Center 

  • Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, NCAA Division III Football Championship - Salem Stadium

  • USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships - Various Locations

  • Virginia's Blue Ridge GO Cross Cyclocross Race - Fallon Park Cyclocross Course 

  • NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship & NCAA Women's Division III Volleyball Championship - Salem Civic Center

  • International Quidditch Association's Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship - Green Hill Park

  • Amateur Softball Association of America National Championships - Botetourt Sports Complex

  • CIAA Football Championship - Salem Stadium

  • USTA Mid-Atlantic Mixed 18 & Over Virginia Regional League Tennis Championship - River's Edge Sports Complex

  • Delta Dental State Open of Virginia - Ballyhack Golf Club

  • NCAA Women's Division II & III Softball Championships - James I. Moyer Sports Complex 

  • Amateur Softball Association of America National Championships and Virginia Dixie Youth Baseball State Championships - James I. Moyer Sports Complex

  • Virginia Tech Ice Hockey - Berglund Center 

  • Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament, a recognized annual event by the American Junior Golf Association - Roanoke Country Club 

  • Various youth soccer tournaments including the Stellar One Star Cup, Futsal Festival, and Kroger Cup

  • CIAA Men's & Women's Cross Country Championships - Green Hill Park

  • Annual Women's College Military Appreciation Tournament with teams like Virginia Tech, James Madison, Radford, Liberty, & other Division I Universities - Botetourt Sports Complex

  • National Christian College Athletic Associations Women's Softball World Series - Botetourt Sports Complex 

  • Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon - "America's Toughest Road Marathon"

  • Virginia's Blue Ridge Creature from Carvins Cove - XXC-VA State Championship for Mountain Biking 

  • Features over 20 public, private, and semi-private golf courses.

  • Smith Mountain Lake hosts various fishing and boarding tournaments, including an ESPN BASSmasters Elite Tournament and the Smith Mountain Lake Wakefest

  • Hosts various USSSA youth sports events, including basketball, baseball, and softball. 

  • The Salem Memorial Stadium was host to the 2003 and 2004 ACC Baseball Championships

  • The Roanoke Valley hosts the annual Shamrock Festival, one of the largest nationally-sanctioned USAV tournaments and one of the premier events for junior volleyball players on the East Coast. 

  • The City of Salem hosted the USA Olympic Softball Team in 2004.

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