Class 5, 6 state tournaments set for June 7-9 at Deep Run, Glen Allen high schools
Henrico County will serve as a location for Virginia High School League (VHSL) state tournaments in baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis June 7-9, further strengthening the county’s reputation as a destination for sports tourism.
The VHSL Class 5 and Class 6 Spring Jubilee will be held at Deep Run and Glen Allen high schools, marking the first time the event will take place in the Richmond region. Held in Northern Virginia from 2008 to 2017, the Class 5 and Class 6 Spring Jubilee regularly attracts from 600 to 650 athletes and 6,500 to 7,000 spectators. The event will return to Henrico again in 2019 and is supported through a partnership between the Division of Recreation and Parks, VHSL, Henrico County Public Schools and Richmond Region Tourism.
“Henrico County is thrilled to bring these exciting state championship tournaments to central Virginia,” said Neil Luther, director of the Division of Recreation and Parks. “It’s a testament to the outstanding sports facilities we have in the county and their proximity to hotels, restaurants and other attractions. Student athletes, their families and other fans from Henrico and neighboring localities will enjoy having these championships decided on familiar turf so close to home.”
Henrico launched the Visit Henrico County initiative in 2013 to attract leisure travelers as well as national and regional tournaments to county athletic fields and complexes. The visithenrico.com website and a smartphone app help visitors plan where to stay, shop and eat, and what to do during their stay. In 2017, Henrico’s parks and sports complexes hosted 150 tournaments and other events, which generated an estimated $47.3 million in local spending.
Virginia High School League Class 5 and Class 6 Spring Jubilee
WHAT: State championship tournaments in baseball, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis for schools at the Class 5 and Class 6 levels
WHEN: Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9
- Schedules are available at vhsl.org
- Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
- Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
TICKETS: $10 per day at vhsl.org or the gate