Hampton, VA Sports Festival & Expo to take place February 19-21, 2010

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Inaugural athletic festival being held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center will feature multiple sports; free expo.

We are delighted to host an athletic festival of this magnitude

This February 19-21, 2010, join over four-thousand spectators as they flood all three exhibit halls of the Hampton Roads Convention Center for the inaugural Hampton, VA Sports Festival & Expo. Featuring over 10 sports and a free expo, this event is a must see for any sports enthusiast.

“We are delighted to host an athletic festival of this magnitude,” said Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau Group Sales Manager Kris Smith. “This unique occasion will allow us the opportunity to showcase Hampton’s dynamic sports scene to athletic planners from across the country. In addition, the Hampton, VA Sports Festival will give our citizens, as well as out-of-town guests, the chance to view a wide range of entertaining and exciting competitions.”

Participants in this year’s festival are expected to travel from Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia, among other states.

The 2010 Hampton, Virginia Sports Festival & Expo will feature 10 sports, including:
Muay Thai
Kickboxing
Mixed Martial Arts
Cornhole
Taekwondo
Chess
Boxing
Body Building
No Gi Grappling
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

During the festival, a free expo will take place in the main concourse of the building, directly in front of the convention center exhibit halls. The general public will have an opportunity to speak with local sports clubs, city departments, and area health representatives, as well as doctors specializing in sports medicine. Select merchandise will also be available for purchase.

For more information on the 2010 Hampton, Virginia Sports Festival & Expo, contact Craig Lenniger at 757/728-5314 or clenniger (at) hamptoncvb (dot) com. Check out “Hampton, VA Sports Festival” fan page on Facebook to become a fan and follow the developments.

Where:
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

When:
February 19, 2010
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

February 20, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

February 21, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost:
$10 One Day Pass
$17 Weekend Pass
Free for children 10 and under (with paying adult)
The expo is free and open to the public

Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others.

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