The New Virginia Beach Sports Center is the newest and largest indoor sports center on the East Coast.

Virginia Beach Highlights Convention Space With Customizable Group Packages

Virginia Beach’s coastal environment has a variety of venues for hosting meetings, conventions, exhibitions and special events in a safe and socially distant way, including the destination’s LEED Gold-certified convention center and a new, state-of-the-art Sports Center for visitors looking to host their next event at the beach.

The City of Virginia Beach has pledged to follow health and safety guidelines as part of a "Meet Smarter" campaign. To note, the Virginia Beach Convention Center has touchless restrooms, the MERV13 air filtration system, electronic signage, contactless ticketing and open spaces with natural light. The convention center follows best practices and protocols for large gatherings as recommended by the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health.

Just across the street, the Virginia Beach Sports Center opened this fall as the East Coast’s largest indoor sports complex and is steps away from local shops, restaurants and attractions, including the boardwalk and beaches of the Virginia Beach oceanfront. With 285,000 square feet of space, including 12 basketball courts, 24 volleyball courts, a 200-meter, hydraulically banked track and seating for 5,000 spectators, it offers an additional 195,000 square feet of programmable space, which can accommodate a variety of events using court space along with ability to lay the track flat.

Good to know: Virginia Beach Convention Center’s new customizable group package has tiered options offering a menu of preferred incentives. “The Beach Bundle” is available for new convention center business booked by the end of 2021 with options including:

  • 1,000 to 1,999 Room Nights – 25 percent off Convention Center rental and choice of:
    • Shuttle to/from Virginia Beach Convention Center
    • Housing assistance via Meeting Max
    • Board breakfast
  • 2,000 to 2,999 Room Nights – 50 percent off Convention Center rental and two choices from:
    • Shuttle to/from Virginia Beach Convention Center
    • Housing assistance via Meeting Max
    • Board breakfast
    • Sponsored entertainment or rental assistance for a special event (up to $1,000)
    • Dine-A-Round program for group
  • 3,000-plus Room Nights – 75 percent off Convention Center rental and three selections, including:
    • Shuttle to/from Virginia Beach Convention Center
    • Housing assistance via Meeting Max
    • Board breakfast
    • Sponsored entertainment or rental assistance for a special event (up to $1,000)
    • Dine-A-Round program for group
    • City and hotels will match a rebate up to $2 each per paid room night

All groups also will receive a "Safe City" and "Meet Smarter" pledge, assistance from Virginia Beach’s destination experts with pre- and post-event details (lead, proposals, local insights), Attendance Builder support, VIP registration assistance, a VIP welcome letter from the Mayor, flexible contracts and free parking at the Convention Center.

For more information on Virginia Beach or to plan your next event, visit www.visitvirginiabeach.com/meetings

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