• Sports Tourism

  • Chesterfield County is not only home to the largest state park in the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is a mecca for sports tourism with world-class facilities and fields.  River City Sportsplex offers the largest collection of synthetic fields in the United States.  Ukrop Park, home of the Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club, adds another 45 acres of synthetic turf.  The Collegiate School Aquatics Center, also known as SwimRVA, is home to the pool used in the 2008 Olympic trials.  Visiting teams are encouraged to look through our restaurants, entertainment, and lodging listings.

  • Local Economic Impact of Sports Tourism:

    2014 - $ 25.3 Million

    2013 - $ 21.8 Million

  • 2015 Tournaments

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    February 22-23             Ultimate Cup - Girls Soccer
    March 1-2                     Ultimate Cup - Boys Soccer
    March 6-8                     Jefferson Cup - Boys Soccer
    March 15                      Instant Classic - Marathon
    March 15-16                 Jefferson Cup - Girls Soccer
    March 20-22                 Jefferson Cup - Girls Soccer
    May 16-19                    Summer Slam - Lacrosse
    May 23-24                    Colonial Cup - Soccer
    May 30-31                    FC Richmond Sun Cup - Soccer
    June 19-21                   Champions Cup - Girls Lacrosse
    July 17-20                    Capital Cup - Girls Lacrosse
    September 5-6              Virginia Cup - Girls & Boys Soccer
    October 10-11               Kickers Columbus Day Tournament - Girls & Boys Soccer
    November 7-8               Rumble In Richmond - Boys Lacrosse

  • 2015 Swim Meets

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    January 17-19                    Poseidon MLKl
    January 24-25                    Williamsburg Aquatics Winter Invitationa
    February 7                         VHSL Region 3A East
    February 13-14                  VISAA State Championship
    February 20-21                  VHSL 5A and 6A  State Championship
    February 25-29                  CAA Conference Championships
    March 12-15                      Virginia Senior Short Course Champs
    March 26-29                      NorEastern Classic
    April 17-19                         Poseidon Spring meet
    April 25                              Richmond Tri Sprint Championship
    May 2-3                             Battlefield Area Swimming Invite
    May 7-10                           Poseidon Classic
    May 16-17                         Williamsburg May Invitational
    May 29-31                         Poseidon River City
    June 5-6                            Special Olympics State Games
    June 19-21                         Poseidon Last Chance
    July 10-12                          Virginia Summer Awards
    July 16-19                          Virginia Swimming Senior Champs Long Course
    August 4-8                         USA Swimming Eastern Zones Long Course Championship