Virginia Beach Sports Center

Where Legends Rise​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Excitement Is Building

​​​Rendering of front exterior of sports center

​This state-of-the-art venue will host a diverse roster of sporting events and tournaments when it opens in the fall of 2020.  The new Sports Center is located across the street from the Virginia Beach Convention Center and within an easy stroll to local shops, restaurants and attractions, including the Oceanfront Boardwalk and beach, making it the perfect place to play… and then play some more!  ​​

FUTUR​E VIEW FLY THROUGH

Enthusiasm and local pride are coming up out of the ground with the rise of the Virginia Beach Sports Center. From the varied competition surfaces and specialized rooms, to lighting and sound, concessions, and other amenities—this facility boasts a well-integrated use of innovation and technology designed to bring gameday action and style ​​to both ​the athlete and fan experience.​​

A CLOSER LOOK

MILESTONE ALERT:  Massive steel beams are up at the Virginia Beach Sports Center construction site. 2/2019These beams will hold up the court side of the building. 2/2019
​The cranes lifted and carefully placed the beams atop of the support and allowed the frame of the construction to become more visible. 2/2019Here's a long view of workers erecting the steel frame for the 1st and 2nd floors of the building. 4/2019
Corner view of the workers providing aggregate or base material that will help in building up a stable foundation. Look at the perspective of the workers to the building. YES, this place is huge! ​ 4/2019The aggregate being leveled here includes gravel and crushed stone. 4/2019
Dump trucks are also providing aggregate with repurposed sand and recycled crushed cement as a strong and cost effective approach. 4/2019Cranes are lined up to lift and lock the steel frames securely in place. 4/2019
Here are the results of intricate, but mammoth crane work. 4/2019 What you’re looking at is the 2nd floor view of the elevator shaft  and its place-holder​. 4/2019​
The Sports Center's convertible courts and multifunctional spaces make the site the first of its kind on the East Coast not housed on a college or university campus. Its positioning within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the United States adds to the City’s demand as a year-​​round ​destination of choice. This next generation venue is where athletes and fans will create memories and welcomed experiences that last well beyond the game.​

 About the Building

  • ​​285,000 square feet
  • 12 basketball courts convertible to 24 volleyball courts
  •  200 meter indoor hydraulically banked track
  • Seating for 5,000 spectators
  • 195,000 square feet of programmable space to accommodate a variety of events using court space along with the ability to lay the track flat
  • Warm-up lanes
  • Swing restrooms with special doping control rooms
  •  Dedicated athlete restrooms and officials locker rooms with private entrance
  • Concession areas and meeting rooms
  • Outdoor courtyard events and staging space for ceremonies or live entertainment
  • Views from the mezzanine level to the track and courts
  • 0.8 miles to the Oceanfront​​