VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Virginia Beach’s rich coastal environment has a roster of distinct venues including the destination’s LEED Gold-certified convention center and a new, state-of-the-art Sports Center.
As one of the safest cities for it size, the City of Virginia Beach has pledged to follow health and safety guidelines as part of a ‘Meet Smarter’ pledge and features at the Virginia Beach Convention Center including touchless restrooms, MERV13 filters for the cleanest air filtration system, electronic signage, contactless ticketing, and wide-open spaces with natural light.
The convention center follows best practices and protocols for large gatherings as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Virginia Department of Health.
The Virginia Beach Convention Center continues to offer world class meeting spaces with COVID-19-friendly updates.
Just across the street, the state-of-the-art 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 beautiful 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 also 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.
“Within a day’s drive from two-thirds of the country’s population, Virginia Beach’s wide-open beaches and Atlantic coastline allows for natural social distancing and hosting an event here offers the perfect blend of business and pleasure,” said Bryan Miller, general manager for the Virginia Beach Convention Center. “Our expert team, safety-oriented ‘Meet Smarter’ program and LEED Gold facility offers advantages inherent in design, and improved technology capabilities like touchless ticketing systems, to create seamless and safe gatherings and events.”
For more information on Virginia Beach or to plan your next event, visit www.visitvirginiabeach.com/meetings