Hampton Roads has no major-league sports team, but the area doesn't lack for competitive action. From baseball and golf to football and hockey to basketball and motorsports, there is plenty of fierce competition year-round.
Karrie Webb ('06), Cristie Kerr ('05), Se Ri Pak ('04) and Grace Park ('03) won this event, which was cancelled last year. The resort, home to three 18-hole courses, is in James City County. The resort's River Course hosted a PGA Tour event from 1981-2002.
2. Langley Speedway.
Gentlemen, and a few ladies, start their engines Saturday nights and run Langley's 0.396-mile track. Divisions change each week but include Late Model, Grand Stock, Super Street, Legends, Mini-Truck and UCAR. The speedway is on North Armistead Avenue in Hampton. Langley's grandstands hold 5,500. Drivers who have raced at Langley include Richard Petty, David Pearson and Geoffrey Bodine.
3. Harbor Park.
This ballpark has been called the finest minor-league facility in America. Harbor Park is home to the Norfolk Tides, the Baltimore Orioles' top farm team. Seating capacity is 12,067 at this stadium overlooking the Elizabeth River in downtown Norfolk.
4. War Memorial Stadium.
The Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plain League, a summer wooden-bat league for college baseball players, call this historic ballpark home. Duke Snider, Whitey Ford, Gil Hodges, Lou Piniella, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Gary Carter and Julio Franco all played minor-league ball at this stadium off Pembroke Avenue in Hampton. The Pilots list the seating capacity at 5,125.
5. Hampton Coliseum.
This venue, close to the intersection of Mercury Boulevard and Interstate 64, hosts a variety of sports events, from the Virginia High School Coaches Association all-star basketball games in July to the Virginia Duals wrestling tournament each January. The wrestling event draws top-ranked high school and collegiate teams from around the nation. Seating capacity is 8,150 for ice hockey, 10,147 for basketball and 10,861 for wrestling and boxing.
6. Boo Williams Sportsplex.
This new venue at 5 Armistead Pointe Parkway in Hampton is serving as home for AAU youth basketball tournaments and key indoor track and field meets, as well as Hampton city recreation events and new partnerships with Sentara, Apprentice School and Thomas Nelson Community College. Gymnastics, baseball, volleyball and cheerleading also have events there.
This arena in downtown Norfolk serves as home to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. Scope, which hosted the first NCAA women's basketball championship, has a seating capacity of 10,239 for basketball and 8,936 for hockey.
8. Ted Constant Convocation Center.
"The Ted" opened for the 2002-03 basketball season and is home to Old Dominion University's men's and women's basketball teams. The building, on Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk, seats 8,500 people.
9. Zable Stadium.
Home to the William and Mary football program. The brick structure was built in 1935 under the Public Works Act, and the stadium and bleachers seat 13,279 for football. Nearby is Busch Field, the current home of some other Tribe teams, and Kaplan Arena inside William and Mary Hall (seating capacity 8,600), home to the men's and women's basketball programs, among other teams.
No major sports leagues, but Hampton Roads offers other options for sports enthusiasts
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