The Hall of Fame is two stories filled with multimedia and interactive exhibits, as well as displays honoring Virginia sports stars of the past, present and even the future. Here is a look at just some of what you will find inside.
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame opened its doors on April 22, 2005. The state-of-the-art facility is the latest addition to the many high quality family attractions in Hampton Roads. The 35,000 square-foot Hall is located in Downtown Portsmouth, directly across from the Children's Museum of Virginia and about a block from the Portsmouth waterfront.
The Hall of Fame's Hall of Honor is a tribute to the inductees and includes electronic databases with multimedia displays as well as plaques honoring both athletes and media inductees.
Many call it "Virginia's Team," and few can deny the connection between the Washington Redskins and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Skybox lets you watch a multimedia presentation on the history of the team in luxury, surrounded by artifacts of the team's storied past.
New and traditional media and their role in sports are the topics for exploration in the Virginia Sports Center. And visitors have the chance to feel what it's like to be behind the mic and "Make The Call" for some of Virginia's most exciting highlights.
Every college and university in Virginia with an athletic program is celebrated as we honor their traditions, the great players, coaches and games from our rich sports history. And be sure to look up as we trace Virginia's contributions to sports on the covers of Sports Illustrated.
The stars and headline makers of today combine with the greats from the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in this exhibit area. You'll also find a look at some of the great high school championship teams from across the state.
With virtual exercise equipment called Exerscapes and other interactive exhibits, visitors discover what it takes to be a highly conditioned athlete. Computer games and hands-on displays help visitors to play and learn about training, fitness, nutrition and the science of sports medicine.
Here you can see if your fastball is ready for the big time. Hands-on fun for sports fans of all ages is what the museum's Sports Complex has to offer! This interactive center includes baseball, football and soccer activities.
Through creative displays, graphics, montages, artifacts, memorabilia and A/V presentations, guests will get an inside look at the golf experience in Virginia – from the top amateur players, and professionals to some of the finest and most challenging golf courses in the country.
Learn about the history of auto racing in Virginia, or take a spin in our computer racing simulators in the Auto Racing Hall. The exhibit is built around a real racecar that took the checkered flag in one of NASCAR's centerpiece races with a Virginia driver at the wheel.
The 125-seat theater introduces the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum to visitors through a multimedia presentation on the rich history of Virginia sports. Along with hosting museum events and presentations, the theater can be used for business and social activities.
Ideal for seated dinners, receptions, large meetings and trade shows. The Sports Gallery is a spacious 2,775 sq.ft. to accommodate your group's needs and make your event one to remember.
Here you can test your skills on the court. Take your best free throw or 3-point shot and see how you measure up! Hands-on fun and instruction for sports fans of all ages.
The Final Score is more than a gift shop. It is a full scale fan's paradise featuring a wide variety of unique gifts, licensed merchandise and special sports themed gifts for young and.. well... not so young.
Memorial Day thru Labor DayMonday - Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Labor Day thru Memorial Day
Advance tickets are $7 each or $6 each in quantities of 10 or more.
Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Call for details!
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is located in the heart of Portsmouth's burgeoning Olde Towne district. The address is 206 High Street, directly across from the Children's Museum of Virginia.
Parking is available in the Middle Street Garage located directly behind the Hall of Fame.
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