Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

206 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23705


If there's one thing many people get excited about, it's sports. Sports play a central role in the lives of many, whether they're couch potatoes or athletes. We follow our high school football with the avid eyes of a fan watching the Superbowl. We come out in force to support our colors when they play, whether it's at home or away. And we lift our best players onto our shoulders as an example of what we all aspire to. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is the ultimate showcase, not just of our best athletes, but also about proud sporting heritage. The museum, which was established in 1972, immortalizes over 200 of our best sports figures. Not just the athletes we all love to watch, but also the teachers and coaches that helped them reach their potential, the team owners and administrators who gave them a shot a greatness, and the journalists who introduced them to us so that we could follow their meteoric rise to stardom. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is the first and last word on Virginia sporting history and the ideal place to visit for anyone interested in sports or state history.

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