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.​​


This cutting-edge hydraulic track is being intricately measured to ensure that the final surface will inspire peak performances by the athletes . 7/2019​Upon completion, more than 2,200 seats will be available on each​ side of the hydraulic track to provide a dynamic view of the action. 7/2019
The yellow plastic seen in various images is used to main​​tain moisture control. 7/2019The white piping surrounded by red tape designates where plumbing service will be installed​. 7/2019
The tongue and groove method is being used to join concrete together with wire mesh. 7/2019Workers pour 200 yards of concrete each week​. 7/2019
​Ducts are being installed for ventillation and climate control. 7/2019Power panels and provisions for information technology applications are already going in. 7/2019
This area will house 120,000 square feet of courts - to include convertible spacing for 12 basketball courts, 24 volleyball courts, wrestling, gymnastics, field hockey, cheerleading and futsol. 7/2019Exterior work is underway to secure paneling, support for windows and to close in the structure. 7/2019
Pathways are already laid to get athletes, visitors and guests into parking. 7/2019These massive pipes will soon be underground and out of sight. 7/2019

MILESTONE ALERT: We are now in Phase III of the contruction of the Virginia Beach Sports Center.  You're looking at a panoramic view of the hydraulic track that is ​already being hailed as "next level."​ 6/2019A hydraulic track, like this one, is one of many qualities that establish the VBSC as a premier high performance facility. 6/2019
This hydraulic track will have the ability to be raised 12 degrees. 6/2019Tracks that are hydraulically banked allow runners to maintain their speed on turns​. 6/2019
​Areas adjacent to the track are ​being prepared for seating. ​ 6/2019​The contrast between the size of the workers and just the side of the structure allow you to see how massive this compound ​will be. 6/2019
The structural​ frame is ready for panels. 6/2019Exterior wall panels are on site. 6/2019
Each wall panel is being put in place by hand, creating an eye-catching texture with two different patterns. 6/2019 ​Sections of the 1100 added parking spaces are near completion​. 6/2019​

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​​