virginia beach sports center

Virginia Beach Convention and Sports Entertainment Center

Virginia Beach Sports Center is a first of its kind in the East Coast with 12 basketball courts (convertible to 24 volleyball courts) and a 200-meter hydraulically banked track. The facility will be host to weekday and weekend sporting events, enhancing quality of life for the Hampton Roads community and creating significant economic impact for the region.

Building Area

285,000 sf

Basketball Courts

12 ea.

Volleyball Courts

24 ea.

Indoor Track

200 meter

Project Details

This state-of-the-art Design-Build facility hosts a diverse roster of sporting events and tournaments. With 285,000 SF of space, the Virginia Beach Sports Center features 12 basketball courts, 24 volleyball courts, a 200-meter hydraulically-banked track, and seating for 5,000 spectators. The facility also features warm-up lanes, dedicated athlete restrooms, dedicated officials locker rooms with private entrances, concession areas, meeting rooms, a mezzanine for viewing the track and courts, and an outdoor courtyard with event and staging space for ceremonies and live entertainment. The building design includes over 195,000 SF of programmable space to accommodate a variety of events using court space along with ability to lay the track flat.  The MEB Design-Build Team provided conceptual floor plans, site layouts, cost estimating, and out-of-the box options that would create a state-of-the-art facility for the City of Virginia Beach. The project was completed two months ahead of schedule and without any cost additions to the contract.

What Our Partners Are Saying

The Virginia Beach Sports Center Project was an extremely successful and rewarding design-build project for the City of Virginia Beach. The design-build team, led by MEB, executed the design-build process very well. As the Owner's representative for the project and a DBIA Accredited Professional, it was truly a pleasure to work on this project and provide the City of Virginia Beach a $68M sports facility ahead of schedule and on budget.

Rick Martinec, PE DBIA

Key Team Members

Rick Hibbett

Business Development Manager

Trip Smith

Project Executive

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Mark F. Olmstead, LEED AP, DBIA

Executive Vice President

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