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  • We’ve done the reps – Nobody’s in better shape

    For your event in Virginia Beach, we bring our A-game. That means speed, agility, tenacity, heads-up play. We believe in getting the fundamentals right, so you can focus on your goals.

  • Sports Marketing Scouting Reports

    • nhsca

      NHSCA National Wrestling Championship

      The City of Virginia Beach hosted the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) for the first time with the National Wrestling Championships at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in May of 2007. More than 1,500 wrestlers from across the nation hit the mats at the Convention Center for the first day of the NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships. The event will return for the next eight (8) years.

      NHSCA was founded in 1989 and its national office is located in Easton Pennsylvania. The NHSCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing leadership and support to high school coaches and their programs. Sports that NHSCA produce include Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming Tennis, Volleyball and Wrestling.

    • sand soccer

      North American Sand Soccer Championships

      The first sand soccer event in Virginia Beach occurred in May 1994 when 26 youth and adult teams braved a blustery nor’easter to do battle on six fields in the “Beach Soccer Kickout”. The event, co-sponsored by Beach FC and the Virginia Beach Rotary Club, proved very successful and the good news about sand soccer in Virginia Beach began quickly spreading throughout the soccer community.

      As Pro Beach Soccer expanded around the world, so did the North American Sand Soccer Championships, with over 750 teams competing on 50 fields in 2006. Included in the mix were nearly twenty states and a full range of festival amusements. A direct player/coach/fan population of 25,000 was associated with NASSC 2006.

      http://www.sandsoccer.com/

      Fun Facts about the North American Sand Soccer Championships:

      The 2007 NASSC hosted over 8,500 players from 19 states and several countries.
      The total number of NASSC players, coaches, families and fans exceeded 27,000.
      NASSC is the annual major charity event conducted for the development of the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach, one of the nation’s premier soccer facilities, hosting 400,000 visitors yearly.
      NASSC has been recognized by CosmoGirl magazine as one of the top 100 free summer attractions in the USA
      NASSC has been consistently selected as one of the “Top 20″ summer events by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS)

    • rock n roll marathon

      Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

      Now in its 10th year, the Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon is a marquee running event that takes place on Labor Day Weekend. With a race field of 22,000 runners and a picturesque finish along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and Oceanfront, the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon is a cornerstone of the Virginia Beach Sports Marketing event calendar. The course is flat and fast making it popular among athletes from around the country. A major, post-race, headline concert on the beach and a live band at each mile on the course keeps the pace rockin’ all the way to the finish line. Past headline performers include: Counting Crows, Live, Three Doors Down, Journey, Sugar Ray and Collective Soul.

    • USA field hockey

      USA Field Hockey National Indoor Tournament

      The City of Virginia Beach and USA Field Hockey have a long-standing relationship of providing top quality events for athletes from around the world. From international events at the US Field Hockey National Training Center, located in Virginia Beach, to thousands of young players attending the National Indoor Tournaments in the Virginia Beach Convention Center, more than 5,000 US Field Hockey athletes call Virginia Beach home each year. For a complete listing of US Field Hockey events and more information on how to participate, log onto www.usfieldhockey.com

      We have had: England, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Jamaica, Germany, Japan, Argentina, Spain, South Africa, with the women and the men have played Trinidad & Tobago.

      Fun Fact about watering the field of the Training Center:
      There are six guns on each field, each of which has a PSI of about 112
      The combination of running the six at the same time on one field produces 1,080 gallons of water per minute
      We are the only city owned and operated two astro turf field hockey facility
      Fun Facts about the National Indoor Tournament:
      Over 80,000 sq. ft. of sport court was laid down for the event. (that’s almost 3 full tractor trailers)
      Over 2400 ft. of tape was used to mark the courts
      It took 1020 2″x4″x8′ and 128 4″x4″x8′ boards to line the courts’ sidelines

       

    • usa track & field

      USA Track & Field

      USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.

      USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

      The City of Virginia Beach has been known nationally as a leader in the sports marketing industry for hosting sporting events. Our attention to detail, facilities, and partners are second to none! Not only are we known for producing sporting event but, since building the Virginia Beach Convention Center in 2007, we’ve received more and more opportunity to host national sporting conventions and sport specific annual conventions.

      One of our most successful and well received Annual Meetings to date was the USA Track and Field Annual Meeting. Working with the USA Track and Field Staff was very exciting as the synergy and energy from both parties created an event experience for their members that were memorable and worthwhile. The City’s amenities, hotels, attractions and facility were all highlights for the members of USA Track and Field.

      The event was held at the new Virginia Beach Convention Center with its 31,000 square foot ballroom, 150,000 square feet of exhibition space and 29,000 square feet of meeting space. The Convention Center, the staff of the Convention Center and Sports Marketing produced an event that we were all very proud of. The Virginia Beach Convention Center always shows its flexibility when hosting sporting events and this event was no exception.

      The building’s partner, Center Plate, created a dining experience that rivals markets both similar in size and larger. Center Plate’s professional Chefs, managers, and servers provided an experience that left all who attended well fed and energized for the next day’s meetings. The technical staff ensured that the quality of the program(s) went well and there were no issues with the audio visual portion of the event(s).

      Virginia Beach Sports Marketing considers hosting the USA Track and Field a great moment in our history. The event provided an avenue for our City to demonstrate the capabilities of the Convention Center and the staff of the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau.

      http://www.usatf.org/

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