When the Virginia Beach Sportplex first opened, its playing surface was a grass surface that was state of the art for its time. Technology in athletic playing surfaces has come a long way from those days, and when Hometown Sports Management proposed a rebirth of the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, a key component of that change would be a total upgrade from grass to professional quality turf.
Converting to a better playing surface makes the Sportsplex and all-day and all-year stadium and a truly multi-sport home.
The new turf was developed by “Sportex” is called “PowerBlade HP” and is a state of the art playing surface used by teams like the Baltimore Ravens, the New Orleans Saints and many other top-level college and professional teams. The playing surface for the Sportsplex qualifies as FIFA 1-Star surface.
The PowerBlade HP synthetic turf system is an amazingly soft and resilient playing surface with the durability you expect in a professional stadium and it will maintain its natural look, amazing softness and high-performance year after year.
With this fantastic playing surface, along with numerous partnerships with multi-sport athletic clubs and teams, from the High School football game of the week to soccer tournaments, the Virginia Beach Sportsplex is poised to be the premier multi-sport facility in Hampton Roads.
The Sportsplex is now a year-round athletic venue hosting soccer, football, rugby and is also available as a training facility. With the help of its strategic partners and sponsors, the Sportsplex will fulfill the vision made a decade ago of being the center of athletic competition for the region.