HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Numerous events have already been scheduled for the soon-to-open Henrico Sports & Events Center. The $50 million facility is set to open this September
on Telegraph Road in Glen Allen, giving the community more than 185,000 square feet of space to host events such as tournaments, meetings, and other such gatherings.
The Henrico Sports & Entertainment Authority, the organization responsible for managing the new building, announced Tuesday that more than 30 groups have reserved the space for various activities through 2024.
“We can’t wait to open the Henrico Sports & Events Center so we can share it with our community,” Dennis Bickmeier, the executive director of Henrico Sports & Entertainment Authority, said. “It’ll truly be a hub of activity, boosting tourism and spending at local businesses and creating lasting memories for athletes and their families. The community’s excitement has grown immensely as construction has progressed. We’re pleased to partner with so many wonderful sports clubs and other organizations from the area and across the state to bring more ‘Showtime. All the Time.’ to Henrico County.”
Groups like Special Olympics Virginia, 804 Coaches for Change, Big Shots Basketball, and Futsal RVA will be using the arena, which has enough room to accommodate 12 basketball courts, 24 volleyball courts, or seating for 4,500.
This new space will allow these groups and many more to host their events in one place at one time, instead of needing to split it up.
"In Stafford, we utilized 10 different venues to manage the tournament and provide the best competition experience,” Roy Ziedman, senior vice president of Special Olympics Virginia, said. “At the Henrico Sports & Events Center, we will be able to host the entire event at one location, improving logistics, the competition experience, delegation maintenance and volunteer experience.”
Other organizations and groups wishing to book space at the Henrico Sports & Events Center can contact Megan Hazzard, at (804) 501-5221 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michael McCormack, at (804) 501-4142 or email@example.com.
Organizations scheduled to use the Henrico Sports & Events Center
- 804 Coaches for Change
- Aerial East Gymnastics
- All American Gymnastics
- Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship
- Atlantic Coast Events Volleyball Tournament
- Big Shots Basketball
- Big Time Hoops
- Cheers Festivals Craft Show
- ETC Sports Basketball Tournaments
- Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate
- Henrico County Public Library/Friends of Henrico County Public Library
- Henrico County Public Schools graduations
- Leadership Metro Richmond
- MADE Hoops
- My Henrico Academy
- National Wheelchair Basketball Association
- New Breed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- Richard Bland College Statesmen Tip Off Classic
- Richmond Region Tourism
- Richmond Volleyball Club
- Rockit Sports
- SPARKLZ Cheer and Danz
- Special Olympics
- Team Loaded
- Teammate Basketball
- Tyrant Wrestling
- Virginia AAU Volleyball
- Xtreme Heights Gymnastics
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