County poised for further growth, with development, enhanced focus on sports tourism
Visitors spent more than $1.3 billion in Henrico County during 2021, the highest total of any locality in central Virginia and the fifth highest in Virginia, according to an annual study released today for the Virginia Tourism Corp.Continue reading Tourist spending in Henrico eclipses $1.3 billion
In new role, longtime head of Richmond Raceway will bolster sports tourism
Dennis Bickmeier has been appointed to lead a new authority that will oversee Henrico County’s sports tourism program and manage its private-public facilities, including an indoor events center under construction at Virginia Center Commons.Continue reading Dennis Bickmeier to lead Henrico’s new sports and entertainment authority
Henrico estimates $14.7 million in economic activity from summer events
Sports tourism in Henrico County returned to near normal this summer after Gov. Ralph Northam eased restrictions that were in place to limit spread of COVID-19.Continue reading Sports tourism ‘ramped up fast’ after state eased COVID-19 restrictions
Update: On Aug. 13, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to authorize the county manager to request detailed proposals for an indoor sports and convocation center. The six entities that submitted initial proposals will be invited to offer detailed proposals that would include a controllable site for the center and the county’s purchase price for the land.
Henrico officials recently toured an indoor sports and events venue in Rocky Mount, N.C. as the county prepares to sharpen its pursuit of a similar facility here.Continue reading Tour sharpens vision for indoor sports and convocation center