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    Sports & Recreation in Virginia's New River Valley

SPORTS & REC IN THE NRV

Sports in Virginia’s New River Valley are not to be taken lightly. The NRV offers ample sports and recreation opportunities for both players and fans alike. Whatever sport you like watch or play, you’ll find it right here in the NRV.

SPORTS & REC STATS

65,632 FANS IN
LANE STADIUM

37 DIVISION 1
VARSITY SPORTS TEAMS

11 LOCAL PARKS & REC
DEPARTMENTS

FEATURED SPORTS IN THE NRV

Virginia Tech Football Hokie Bird

Virginia Tech Football

Welcome to Hokie Nation. There truly is nothing like a college town on game day. The VT tailgate tradition is a classic in the NRV and has participants from every age. Grab your family and friends and get ready to spend the day cheering for a Hokies win.

Pulaski River Turtles

Pulaski River Turtles

If baseball is more your sport, you’re still in the right place. Motor Mile Field at Calfee Park is home to the Pulaski River Turtles, a MLB Summer Collegiate team in the Appalachian League. These games are affordable and just as fun as a major league game. We’ll see you there!

Radford Highlanders

Radford University is consistently on top. During the 2018-2019 season, the Highlanders won Big South Tournament Championships in Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Tennis. From tennis to rugby, a Highlanders game is something you won’t want to miss.

Soccer

New River United

Started in 1993, New River United exists to teach and provide a way for students to play soccer at every level. With currently over 1500 members, NRU players range from 5-year-old first-timers to high schools aspiring to play Division 1 sports in college.

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