Although many residents of Northern Virginia don’t realize the George Washington baseball team plays so close by, GW does have its fans and they turn out for their games. A visit to a Colonials game can be an enjoyable way for baseball purists to spend an afternoon.
The Hampton Convocation Center is located on the university campus and is home to the Pirates basketball team. Opening in 1993 and replacing Holland Hall, which the volleyball team still calls home, the Convocation Center seats about 7,200 fans.
Surrounded by the greyish-green buildings on the campus of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, you will find the home of the Keydets football team. Built in 1962, Alumni Memorial Field hosted two games that year, with the home team winning both, and the Keydets finished with a 6-4 record, winning a Southern Conference title.
Depending on which gate you enter, your initial thoughts on Armstrong Stadium, home of the Hampton Pirates, may differ. Entering through the south gate, you will find a ticket booth in an older looking building, while if you walk in from the north, you will find the newer part of the stadium, with a nice brick facade housing the ticket booths and gates – a much more aesthetically pleasing experience.
When William “Dick” Price was leading the Norfolk State University football team to three CIAA championships, little did he know he was creating a legacy for himself that would one day result in his name adorning the home of the Spartans. Price coached the team for 10 seasons (1974-83) and had more success than any other, past or present. He was also the Athletic Director from 1989 until his retirement 10 years later.
While Georgetown University is located in Washington, D.C., the Hoyas play their home games in Bethesda, Maryland, about 11 miles away. Shirley Povich Field is located in Cabin John Regional Park, having opened in 1999 and serving as home to GU since 2000.