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!  ​​


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.​​


​The bleachers are complete - with the ability to seat up to 5,000 adoring fans! 2/2020​Plumping, mechanical and electrical work is underway2/2020
All of the subsurface (to include the plywood decking and structural support) is down on the curves and the straighaway in preparation for the installation for the hydraulic track.. 2/2020Operations offices are being framed out for staff. 2/2020
Elevators are being installed.  When finished there will be three in all; two for the public and one to provide food and equiptment to the cafe. 2/2020Drywall is going up and walls are being closed in. This angle gives you a look at the first and second floor view of ​courtside. 2/2020​​
The interior view of the entrance and lobby space shows additional steel framing work underway and the delivery of other aesthetic fixtures. 12/2019​MILESTONE MOMENT - Much of the facility has POWER! This is a major accomplishment because the crews can now close in the structure, have more control of the moisture levels and the dry-out process and they no longer rely on daylight for visibility. 12/2019​​​
This amazing angle shows a lot of progress; to include the bleachers, the center area of the track (which is also competition space) and the installation of the hydraulic equipment that will be powered beneath the actual rubber track. 12/2019​Here's a closer look at the hydraulic equipment.  These devices will be hidden once the indoor track material is layed, but will be responsible for the embanked turns which allow for optimal speed. 12/2019​
While athletes are competing on the track, others will be warming-up with their coaches and trainers on the practice track that will be built out under these bleachers. 12/2019​​​Meanwile, the space on the underside of the bleachers on the other side of the track will be used for swing bathrooms and staff offices. 12/2019​
The basketball goals and volleyball equipment are now installed. Each will be raised and lowered from the ceiling depending upon the competition schedule which allows the space to be easily converted. 12/2019​This colorful display consists of bulk spools that are being used as a source of high performance fiber to carry the power needed to keep the state-of-the-art equipment up and running as fast as the athletes on the track. 12/2019​
This scenic entrance to the sports center capitalizes greatly on natural light and a​n open design that allows sports fans to see how massive the facility is. 11/2019​Bleachers are now filling in the space at the Virginia Beach Sports Center indoor track that give fans a full view of the simultaneous events.  ​11/2019
There will be a warm-up track under a stretch of bleachers where the athletes can prepare their bodies for fast and explosive movements. 11/2019​​​​​​​​The activity in the center of the track is the beginning of the in-field build out, to include NCAA certified areas for high jump, triple jump, long jump, pole vault and shot put. 11/2019
The elevation and angles of the bleachers in this high-performance space give each of the 5000 seats an opportunity to be the best seat in the house. 11/2019​Workers no longer have to use scaffolding to get to the second floor of the VB Sports Center.  Several staircases are already in. 11/2019
The space is not yet fully powered, but assorted cable reels and spools are on site to accommodate the comprehensive electrical wiring. 11/2019​Yes! Several of the basketball goals and backboards have already been installed.  More fixtures are arriving daily and adding character to this impressive facility. ​ 11/2019
​The courts include both a horizontal and vertical integration of basketball and volleyball fixtures to allow the appropriate equipment to be raised and lowered, converting the space in a matter of moments. 11/2019​This is a back view of the building that shows how the venue accommodates several cutting-edge meeting spaces along the perimeter of the action.​ 11/2019​​
You are looking at the entrance of the Virginia Beach Sports Center from inside the foyer that is enhanced by translucent paneling that enlists both practical and aesthetic design benefits​​. 9/2019The ticket counter is nearly ready to serve spor​ts enthusiasts who are homegrown or from other parts of​ Virginia, across the country and around the world. 9/2019
This revolutionary hydraulic track, which allows athletes to reach optimal speeds in the banked turns, will create a record breaking environment that's intensified by the excitement of onlookers. 9/2019Looking at the indoor track from this angle allows you to see how it spills over into the stretch of convertible courts and competitive space on the other side that will house basketball, volleyball, gymnatics, wrestling, soccer and more. 9/2019
Basketball goals and media monitors have already arrived to begin furnishing this indoor sports paradise​. 9/2019Crews are assembling many components by hand to ensure that the facility and its amenities are that of champions. 9/2019
​Information Technology (IT) professionals are a part of the team working to create a synergy between innovation and the peak performance of the atheletes we'll ​serve. 9/2019Engineers and technicians are getting the facility powered up to support the equipment and devices that help classify the Virginia Beach Sports Center as world class. 9/2019
When you are expecting to serve thousands of athletes and adoring fans making sure that you have outstanding restrooms is a must. The white piping that is visible behind the steel is there for that purpose. 9/2019Staircases are already going in to connect workers and patrons to the various viewing levels, sporting events, refreshments and more. 9/2019
The complement of steel and alternated orange in the overhang (referred to as the eyebrow) elevate the pioneering external design. 9/2019​Here's a look at the roof of the facility. Much attention has been given to this area to ensure that it can accommodate changing weather conditions as a shield and is also a support to the instruments housed inside. 9/2019

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​​