Congratulations on your teams’ qualification for this National Championship! The Norfolk Blues are proud to be able to host your team in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA! The administrators, coaches, players, and alumni are excited to provide you with the best customer service possible with the goal of making your playing experience the best possible experience for your players, coaches, fans, and alumni.
You will be playing in our state of the art Virginia Beach Sportsplex which boasts luxury suites, chair back seating for 6,000 and an additional 4,000 bleacher seats, locker rooms with showers, concessions, restrooms, free parking, and a state of the art playing surface. The address of the stadium is 2181 Landstown Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
I know that your team and administrators have many questions and it is our hope that this information sheet will answer them. If, after reading this, you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
Air travel – The closest airport is the Norfolk International Airport located 5 miles from the hotel and 15 miles from the stadium. Shuttle service to and from the airport is NOT provided by the hotel. Cabs are approximately $40 one way.
By Car – Virginia Beach is easily accessed via Interstate 95 and Interstate 64.
The address for the official event hotel is Courtyard by Marriott, 5700 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. See item 4 for details.
The field – uses FieldTurf (www.fieldturf.com/) – the same material used in the Baltimore Ravens stadium and rugby specific stadiums around the world! So long studded cleats are not necessary.
The Locker Rooms – Locker will be available for you to use prior to your matches. Teams will have to completely vacate the locker rooms by halftime of their match. If needed, we can arrange for showers to be used at the facility. Please note that you will be responsible for your own towels and toiletries. Locker rooms will be locked at the kickoff of each match and re-opened at half time.
Suites – Catered suites are available for your alumni and parents. Please contact 757-427-2990 if you are interested in reserving a suite!
Parking – there are over 2,000 parking spaces available for free. Charter bus parking is not an issue.
Entry – general public entry is free and open to the public.
Food and Beverages – Concessions are available. Teams are PROHIBITED from bringing in their own food and beverages into the stadium. No one is permitted to bring in their own energy drink, water, soda, snacks, or lunches. No coolers will be permitted into the stadium.
NOTE: Coolers of ice and water will be provided for teams to use to fill water bottles. Coolers will be located at each bench.
**ALCOHOL IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE STADIUM**
The following hotel is providing a discount rate to teams along with their families and friends:
Courtyard by Marriott – 5700 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Registration and discount code:
The Courtyard by Marriott is the official hotel partner of this event.
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