Sports Backers Stadium
100 Avenue of Champions
Richmond, VA 23230
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It’s not every day you can glance out the window of your conference room and lay eyes on a state championship track meet. But lucky for us, that’s exactly what we get to do here at Sports Backers Stadium.
Here’s the low down for you history buffs:
|August 25, 1999||Opening Day: Sports Backers Stadium, featuring the Irwin Belk Athletic Center and Richard A. Hollander Track, officially opens with a Donor Recognition Celebration.|
|Spring 2001||Final Touches: Construction of the skyboxes, press box and the Sports Backers’ offices is complete.|
|June 2001||Moving Day: The Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers officially take up residence in their new home.|
|Fall 2011||Extreme Makeover, Office Edition: The Sports Backers crew upgrades their digs to better reflect the culture of the organization.|
Sports Backers Stadium’s international caliber track provides an ideal setting for regional, national and even international track and field meets.
- Eight 48-inch wide lanes with the Martin surface
- Throwing facilities
- 120-yard by 75-yard infield for soccer
- 3,250 quality seats
- Participant locker rooms
- Separate spectator restrooms
- Storage facility
- Press box, skybox and Sports Backers’ office space
Teams & Events
Sports Backers Stadium is home to Virginia Commonwealth University’s and Virginia Union University’s track and field teams, as well as VCU’s men’s and women’s soccer teams.
The stadium has played host to:
- USA Track & Field Junior National Championships
- Colonial Athletic Association Track and Field Championships,
- Virginia High School League Track and Field Championships
- Tons of other track and soccer events
For more info about facility rentals, VCU’s Athletic Facilities Director, Tim Lampe at 804-827-1000.
Thanks to the support of the following donors, we’re proud to call this stadium our home!
|Bank of America||Irwin Belk||Frank Bradley|
|City of Richmond||Crestar Bank||First Market Bank|
|First Union Bank||Mr. & Mrs. William H. Goodwin, Jr.||C.T. & Moira Hollander Hill|
|Richard A. Hollander||Luck Stone Corporation||Markel Corporation|
|Alex McMurtrie||Dan McMurtrie||Marietta Morgan & Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Trust|
|Retail Merchants Association of Greater Richmond||Richard S. Reynolds Foundation||Gilbert Rosenthal|
|Jack & Patricia Hollander Sims||Ukrop’s Super Markets||Virginia Commonwealth University|